The Valencia-based team have signed current Moto3™ title contender for 2020 Moto2™ push

Aron Canet will step up to the Moto2™ World Championship next season with the Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team. Canet, who currently lies second in the Moto3™ standings, will progress to the intermediate class with the Valencia-based outfit and becomes the first piece of the team’s 2020 jigsaw in Moto2™.

Canet is currently contesting his fourth season at Grand Prix level and is locked in a battle for the Moto3™ title. Two wins and six podiums from the first eleven races of the season mean he lies just a point shy of the leader, going into a crucial final phase of the championship before he embarks on a new challenge together with the Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team.

Canet becomes the latest rider from Valencia to work with the team since its formation in 1992, following in the tyre tracks of Jorge Martínez, Juan Bautista Borja, Jerónimo Vidal, Álex Debón, Héctor Barberá, Héctor Faubel, Sergio Gadea, Xavi Forés and Nico Terol, amongst others. Alongside these riders, the team have celebrated a World Championship title, two championship runner-up positions, 29 victories and 86 podiums. It is a list of honours that Aron Canet is determined to add to. 

Jorge Martínez “Aspar”: “It is very important for us to bring a rider like Aron Canet into our project. He is a winning rider, who is fighting this season to become Moto3 World Champion. Aron has matured a lot in recent seasons and in 2019 he is proving that in terms of his riding he is a level above his rivals. As a Valencian team we are delighted to sign a local rider and it gives me even more pleasure that he came through one of the projects I started at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo – the Cuna de Campeones – as did the likes of Nico Terol, Sergio Gadea and Héctor Faubel, and others.”

Aron Canet: “I am excited about the step up to Moto2. After four seasons in Moto3 I am fighting for the title but I have decided to take the decision already to move up in category and to do it with the Ángel Nieto Team, because Jorge Martínez “Aspar” is an important figure in motorcycling and he and his team are offering me everything I want, which is a local team and a family environment. I am happy to be joining the Ángel Nieto Team, who have celebrated a lot of titles, won a lot of races and even more podiums. They have a lot of experience and will be able to give me the advice I need to help my career progress.”

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After missing the last few rounds following an injury at Assen, the five-time World Champion is back in the Repsol Honda garage this weekend

Repsol Honda Team will be back at full strength this weekend at the GoPro British Grand Prix when the number 99 of Jorge Lorenzo returns to the garage following an eight-week injury absence, rejoining MotoGP™ World Championship leader Marc Marquez.

The five-time World Champion has been working hard on his recovery following a crash during Free Practice at the Dutch TT. Lorenzo suffered a stable fracture to the T6 vertebrae as well as a trabecular fracture in the T8 vertebrae.

Worst possible Assen start for Lorenzo after fast FP1 crash 28/06/2019

Repsol Honda rider was already suffering after a crash at the Catalunya test so has gone to the medical centre for checks after this one

However, he returns to Grand Prix action in Great Britain this weekend with the aim of continuing his improvement and adaptation to the RC213V. Silverstone is a circuit the Repsol Honda rider has often performed well at, with three victories to his name, coming in 2010, 2012 and 2013, plus a pole position from last year.

“It is very good to be back with the Repsol Honda Team, it has been a long time since Assen. I would have liked to have been back sooner, but the nature of the injury meant I had to take my time.

“While away from the track, I have been working hard to be as ready as possible for Silverstone, but I know it will take some time to get back up to speed. I am pleased and ready to be back with the team so we can keep improving and get the results we know we can achieve.”

The first chance to hear from Lorenzo on his return to the MotoGP™ paddock will be in Thursday’s pre-British Grand Prix Press Conference before the number 99 is seen back out on track in Friday’s FP1, which gets underway at 09:00 local time (GMT 1).

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The GoPro British Grand Prix sees small adjustments to Sunday’s track action

The GoPro British Grand Prix is now just around the corner but before track action gets underway this weekend, there’s a slight change to the time schedule you need to be aware of.

“If I have a difficult bike but win, it’s not a problem” 16/08/2019

Marc Marquez sat down with to talk about the RC213V, Jorge Lorenzo and his brother as they prepare to fight for the 2019 Title

On Sunday, Moto3™ will get Warm Ups underway as usual, but it will be at the slightly later time of 09:00. After their 20 minutes, the MotoGP™ riders will be next out – not Moto2™. This is because the MotoGP™ race is going ahead before the Moto2™ race, with the premier class going into battle at 13:00 local time (GMT 1). The intermediate class will be racing at the later time of 14:30. 

Normal service takes place on both Friday and Saturday though. Moto3™ will begin proceedings at Silverstone at 09:00 on Friday morning, with MotoGP™ getting their first taste of the circuit’s new asphalt at 09:55. FP2 for the premier class will take place at 14:10, with Moto2™ FP2 ending the opening day in the UK at 15:10.

Overtaking hotspots: Silverstone 14/08/2019

A look at the best places to overtake and where we can expect the most action at the GoPro British Grand Prix

Qualifying day starts with the same times as Friday morning, before the fight for pole positions take place. Moto3™ qualifying goes live at 12:35, with MotoGP™ Q1 and Q2 firing up at 14:10 and 14:35. Moto2™ qualifying begins with their Q1 at 15:05.

You can see the weekend’s full time schedule (in local time – GMT 1) below:

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Joan Mir will not participate in the forthcoming GoPro British Grand Prix, which will take place this Sunday, August 25, at the Silverstone circuit. The Spanish rider suffered an accident at the last test in Brno which forced him to miss the Austrian GP and have a two-week-long period of recovery. 

His presence in England has now been ruled out as he was not able to recover 100% from the pulmonary contusion he suffered, as well as a feeling of general weakness due to lack of training since the accident. 

This decision has been taken between the rider, the doctors from the Internal Medicine team at the Dexeus University Hospital in Barcelona lead by Ángel Charte (Medical Director of the MotoGP World Championship), and Team SUZUKI ECSTAR. A new series of checks at the hospital, including a round of radiological tests, were carried out to determine the level of involvement of the afflicted lung. 

Although the tests were positive and Mir’s general health is quite good, doctors, as a precaution, advised the rider not to hurry back whilst still in the recovery stages, and to instead start training normally to improve his physical condition and thus be able to attend the next Grand Prix in better physical condition. 

Following an assessment of Mir’s physical situation, Dr. Angel Charte said: “After the tests we have done, we detected some remaining residues in the lung, and, for safety reasons, we think the best thing is that he does not return yet, and he first recovers to 100%”. 

From now on he will return to his normal activity at home, where he can begin active rehabilitation. “Now he must recover lung capacity and strengthen his overall condition after several weeks of inactivity. To do this he can start walking, running, doing some exercises in the mountains, and some limited motorcycle riding in moderation”, adds the doctor. 

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR will replace the Mallorcan rider with Test Rider Sylvain Guintoli, who is currently completing an official test at the Finnish circuit of Kymiring near Kouvola. 

Davide Brivio: “It’s a big pity that Joan has to miss the Silverstone race as well, but we feel that it is very important for him to recover fully and get back to being 100% fit. After having discussed with the doctors following his checks today we took the decision together that he will miss the Grand Prix of Great Britain and instead get back on the bike next week. The Misano test will be a great opportunity for him to check his physical condition and get back on the bike in a calm manner so he can regain the ‘MotoGP feeling’. This test will also be a golden opportunity to prepare for the next GP, and then hopefully for the Misano race weekend we will have Joan at 100% fitness and ready to restart his season. For this reason, our test rider, Sylvain Guintoli, currently testing in Finland, will replace Joan and we will try to use this weekend to get very valuable information.” 

Joan Mir: “In the end I am not able to be in Silverstone for the next race and it is a real pity, but that’s how things are, and the first priority has to be my health. After the accident I spent several weeks resting, first in the hospital and then at home. I have started to walk, but after the tests it seems that I am still not 100%, so the doctors have determined that it is better to continue with my rehabilitation. I will start doing some more training so I can get to the next race in better physical shape and not have to take too many risks. I would like to thank the people who are beside me and taking care of me, my Suzuki team for their concern and the thousands of fans who have encouraged me during all these days and who have shown me an enormous affection. See you soon!”

MotoGP™ bikes have lapped the circuit for the first time as premier class motorcycles returned to Finland for the first time since 1982

History was made at the KymiRing today as MotoGP™ bikes lapped the Finnish circuit for the first time. Fans flocked to the circuit to witness premier class motorcycle action in Finland for the first time since 1982.

KymiRing Test: First thoughts of the MotoGP™ riders 19/08/2019

Hear from Mika Kallio, Stefan Bradl, Bradley Smith, Michele Pirro, Jonas Folger and Sylvain Guintoli after the first day at the KymiRing

Fittingly, the first rider out on track and the man to make history as the first MotoGP™ rider to lap the KymiRing was local hero Mika Kallio, aboard his KTM RC16 that was fitted with the very latest KTM chassis. All six test riders eventually got a taste of the circuit, despite conditions being far from ideal with rain falling throughout the day.

Aprilia’s Bradley Smith was the next out on track and the British rider was fastest at lunchtime with the first sub-two-minute lap. Ducati’s Michele Pirro and Honda’s Stefan Bradl were next on track. Bradl was continuing development work on the carbon-reinforced chassis but also made some unwanted history by becoming the first rider to crash at the KymiRIng – at the final corner with the rider OK. The German was also spotted as having a ‘salad box’ fitted to both bikes in his garage, which was last seen at the Sepang Official Test at the start of 2019.

Suzuki’s Sylvain Guintoli and Yamaha’s Jonas Folger were the last to try out the KymiRing later in the day. Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Brad Binder fresh from winning the Austrian Moto2™ Grand Prix, but the South African was purely spectating ahead of riding a MotoGP™ bike at the KymiRing in 2020.

OnBoard: A lap of the KymiRing with Mika Kallio 19/08/2019

Jump OnBoard with local hero Mika Kallio as he completes a lap of the brand-new KymiRing in Finland

Michelin were hard at work as well, with technicians in constant communication with engineers and riders from all six factories as the French tyre manufacturer try to gauge the abrasiveness of the surface.

MotoGP™ bikes will be back on track at the KymiRing from 11:00 (GMT 3) until 18:00 (GMT 3) tomorrow with again bringing all the latest news and views from the Finnish circuit.

Representatives of Dorna Sports, FIM, Finnish Motorcycle Federation, the KymiRing and KTM offer their first thoughts on the Finnish circuit

Earlier this afternoon a Press Conference was held at the KymiRing with FIM President Jorge Viegas, Timo Pohjola (KymiRing Circuit Director), Tapio Nevala (President of the Finnish Motorcycle Federation), Aki Ajo from KTM and Carlos Ezpeleta of Dorna Sports all present.

All six sung the praises of the Finnish circuit just hours after the first MotoGP™ track action took place with, fittingly, Finland’s very own Mika Kallio becoming the first MotoGP™ rider to lap the KymiRing aboard his KTM RC16.

FIM President, Jorge Viegas, began the Press Conference by admitting what a privilege it was to be present for MotoGP™’s first visit: “Finland is one of the countries with the most tradition in motorsport. I have been in this position, I have been managing circuits in my country 20 years ago, so I know what it’s like to have the pressure of Dorna and the FIM all coming. I thank you all for the privilege of being here for the first time.”

Next, President of the Finnish Motorcycle Federation, Tapio Nevala, described how it felt to finally have track action at the KymiRing and in Finland: “It’s a dream come true. It’s really a big dream to have MotoGP bikes in Finland. It’s very important for us and for Finnish motorsport and for MotoGP, of course.”

Timo Pohjola, KymiRing Circuit Director, outlined the hard work that had been put in to make sure the test went as planned over the recent months: “We will continue the work that we have done. A lot of work is to be done. We have one year to do everything but the most important thing for safety reasons is to have the test here as after that we know exactly where we will have the curbs and so on. So, this is very important but also for the teams. Overall, I’m very happy. It has been a long journey.”

Carlos Ezpeleta, Dorna Sports Sporting Director, couldn’t pinpoint the exact date of the 2020 Finnish Grand Prix, but praised the work of the circuit and the Finnish Federation for today being a huge success: “We’re working with the FIM to publish the calendar, it’s always up to the FIM to release it first. I think in the following weeks we’ll have a date but right now it’s too early to say. It’ll be in the summer for sure as there’s no other option. It’s too early to say exactly though.

“I visited for the first time with Franco Uncini maybe three years ago now and honestly, it’s a great place. I have to congratulate Timo and the Finnish Federation for the work they have done because it’s truly impressive that we have bikes on track today. The past few months have been hard work, but I must congratulate them because the job they have done is of a high standard.

“We’re very happy to have Finland back on the Grand Prix calendar because it’s one of the countries with the most tradition in motorsport. The standards for a MotoGP track now are very high, both on and off track, with run-off areas and paddock and so on and the plan is to accommodate all of them.”

And finally, an emotional Aki Ajo explained his delight to wake up at his own home this morning ahead of a MotoGP™ test: “I have been dreaming for years about this, to have this kind of track and a MotoGP race in Finland. It was a special feeling for me this morning to wake up in my home bed before a MotoGP test isn’t something I’ve done before. It’s really important to have the first action here and now is the time to see what they need to do to finalise everything here and then have great races in the future.”

Once track action comes to a close later today, all six MotoGP™ test riders present at the KymiRing will be a part of a second Press Conference. Stay tuned to as we bring you the thoughts of the riders on a historic day in Finland.

Five riders and four factories have conquered the venue in recent years. Here’s to another modern classic in the UK

In 2013 it was Jorge Lorenzo (Repsol Honda Team) who took on now-teammate Marc Marquez in one of the all-time greatest showdowns. The year after, Marquez returned the favour. 2015 saw Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) emerge from a rain-soaked race day to take to the top step, before Maverick Viñales, now at Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP, took the spoils for Suzuki the year after. Then it was Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) painting Silverstone red in 2017, and that makes it five riders and four factories who have made British turf their own in the last five races there. They’ve also all done it in style, because Silverstone usually stages a classic. Can 2019 deliver the same?

MotoGP™ – cleared for takeoff 09/08/2019

MotoGP™ heads to England for Round 12 of the 2019 season: the GoPro British Grand Prix

As we return to the venue for another year, there’s certainly one big difference: the track surface. The British behemoth is back open for business with high expectations and new asphalt, and Friday’s feedback will be an interesting listen. But one thing that’s never changed is the stunning layout, with 18 corners pushing man and machine to the maximum around a high-speed ribbon of tarmac that snakes it way around the former airfield. Vast and fast is apt.

Silverstone: back and better than ever for 2019 14/08/2019

Ahead of the 2019 British GP, BT Sport analyse what went wrong last year and what the circuit have done to prepare for this year

So who will rule Britannia in 2019? Almost all the likely contenders really have been a winner in the UK. The most recent victor, Andrea Dovizioso, also arrives on top of the world after his stunning Austrian GP victory. He’ll be one to watch, as is usually the case. But then so will Marquez, who has sometimes had a rockier road on race day at Silverstone but whose pace in qualifying has seen him take four premier class poles at the venue. Could we get another duel? Will the reigning Champion strike back?

Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales, meanwhile, will be aiming to make sure it’s a much bigger fight at the front. Rossi’s speed at Silverstone seems to grow year on year and Viñales’ record at the track is impressive. He won his first race there so there are some good memories, and he was also the man closest to Dovizioso last time we raced in the UK. And then there’s Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT).

Rossi explains why Quartararo is so strong on the Yamaha 11/08/2019

Why is ‘El Diablo’ so much faster than the other Yamaha riders? ‘The Doctor’ gives his verdict

The French rookie will know the venue has often been a good one for his bike, but does that even make that much difference? The number 20 equalled Yamaha’s best result at the Red Bull Ring, where it should have been a much harder task than he made it look, and everywhere he goes, he goes fast. He’s back at the top of the Independent Team rider standings as well, and could be one to watch.

And what of Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar)? His bike is a winner at Silverstone, before he was the man on it or even in the class, and it was a landmark day back in 2016 for the Hamamatsu factory. Rins is now back on form after ironing out two uncharacteristic mistakes before the summer break, and he’s unlikely to settle for anything that’s not an assault on the win at the very least. He’s a man with a bigger box to tick than many now he’s taken his first win this season, and is a big candidate to be the sixth different winner at Silverstone since 2013.

Highlights: Brilliant runaway win for Viñales 04/09/2016

Spaniard gets superb first premier class win at Silverstone, Suzuki’s first victory since 2007, with Crutchlow and Rossi also on podium

The man just ahead of him, Ducati Team’s Danilo Petrucci, could be another although he’s looking for more of a bounce back after a tough Austria, as is Jack Miller (Pramac Racing), the man now behind Quartararo in the aforementioned Independent Team rider standings. And lurking just behind him is Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol). It’s been a tougher year at times for the Brit, but on home turf he’ll give it everything to be back in the fight at the front he’s so often been part of. And he’s had pole at Silverstone before, so the speed is there and he’ll want to convert it into big points and a podium in front of the home crowd. He’s done it before.

The man for whom a return is the real key phrase, however, is Jorge Lorenzo. After a long period of recovery from his injuries sustained in Assen, the five-time World Champion is expected back on track at Silverstone and it’s a good venue for it. Lorenzo has three wins there, including that stunner in 2013, and good memories are aplenty. Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) is also back in action at Suzuki after his Brno testing crash, so he’ll want to get stuck in to making up some ground to those ahead of him: the likes of Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT), Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu). There’s a lot at stake in the tight fight for the top ten.

Watch the battles you missed at Brno and Spielberg 14/08/2019

Whilst the fight for the front with raged, what did we miss further back at the Czech GP and the Austrian GP?

The Great British behemoth awaits, and the Great British weather is in the wings too. But come rain or shine, Silverstone usually serves up a storm – so tune in for the GoPro British Grand Prix, with lights out for MotoGP™ at 13:00 local time (GMT 1).

The intermediate class arrive into fast and challenging Silverstone and one man has a target on his back

In the last seven races, Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) has been crashed out once through no fault of his own and beaten only once. His form is on fire, his lead is 43 points and he’s shown good speed at Silverstone before. So can anyone do what Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) did in Austria?

Alex Marquez outlines the key factors to his Moto2™ mastery 12/08/2019

The Spaniard is the run away World Championship leader but what exactly does he think have been the crucial factors behind his dominance?

On the face of it, it’s good news for the field that Binder beat Marquez. But Binder is seventh in the Championship and 72 points off the number 73, so in some ways Marquez can afford to control that risk and play the long game. With his advantage, though, that’s almost true of every race…although things can change quickly if momentum swings.

That’s certainly what Tom Lüthi (Dynavolt Intact GP) will be hoping. It’s been a tougher two races since the summer break and the gap has shot out again, with the Swiss rider still the man closest to Marquez in the standings but that now meaning 43 points in arrears. He is a Moto2™ winner at Silverstone though – something Marquez is not – after he won in 2016, and he was only 0.057 off the win in 2010 too. Can Lüthi start the fight back now?

In 10 mins: Austrian GP Moto2™ highlights 11/08/2019

Watch all of the best bits of the intermediate class race at the Red Bull Ring with Matt Birt, Steve Day and Simon Crafar

Between Lüthi and Binder in the standings there are plenty of fast faces too: Jorge Navarro (Campetella Speed Up), Augusto Fernandez (Flexbox HP 40) and his teammate Lorenzo Baldassarri, Marcel Schrötter (Dynavolt Intact GP)…can they get in Marquez’ way? Some have the ace card of consistency, some have destroyed the field this year…

Then there are the home heroes. Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) is a man who has fought at the front at Silverstone before and shown some awesome speed, with the number 22 having taken two poles at the track. He’ll be on it on home turf. Rookie Jake Dixon (Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team) will want to add to his points haul as a minimum as well and, especially if its wet, will also be one to watch.

Moto2™ Red Bull Ring Official Test rider round-up 12/08/2019

Find out what the intermediate class front runners have been working on at the Official Test in Spielberg?

And what of Bradley Smith? The number 38 is racing in his third class of the year replacing the injured Khairul Idham Pawi at Petronas Sprinta Racing, taking on a huge challenge to jump straight into Moto2™ during a race weekend on machinery that’s changed an awful lot since he last raced it. How will he fare? He’ll have huge support guaranteed, and a lot of eyes will be on the premier class podium finisher to see how quickly he can get up to speed.

Silverstone is a very different challenge to Austria and one of the fastest and longest tracks of the year. Who will tame the beast in 2019? Moto2™ go racing at the slightly later time of 14:30 (GMT 1) in the UK.

It’s as good as neck and neck, with Dalla Porta leading Canet by a single point. Will Silverstone break the status quo?

For a good few rounds now, Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) and Aron Canet (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) have been locked in battle for the lead of the Moto3™ World Championship, and ahead of Silverstone it’s the Italian back in the lead by a single point. Will the duel continue as we start to look towards the flyaways? Or will someone start to pull ahead soon?

In 7 mins: Austrian GP Moto3™ highlights 11/08/2019

Watch all of the best bits of the lightweight class race at the Red Bull Ring with Matt Birt, Steve Day and Simon Crafar

Canet arrives as a previous winner at the track after he took victory in 2017 – the last time the lightweight class had a race there – but last season Dalla Porta qualified ten places higher than his key rival on the front row, so it’s far from a duck track for him either. That could mean the stage is set for another classic and the gap could stay similarly close, although their rivals will be eager to get in the way of the see-saw at the top of the table.

Home hero John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing) is one of those. The Scotsman has already shown some serious speed this season, and won a race, and he’ll be gunning for glory on home turf. The men he fought for the podium in Austria will likely be in the mix too: Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers) and his teammate and eventual winner Romano Fenati, who could be an interesting equation now he’s been back on the top step. Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse) needs to make up some ground in the standings, and Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing) will want to consolidate his position in the top five.

Tom Booth-Amos (CIP – Green Power) will also want to add to his points haul, and home turf is the place to do it. The lightweight class go racing at the slightly later time of 11:20 local time (GMT 1) at the GoPro British Grand Prix.

Bradl, Pirro, Folger, Guintoli, Smith and local hero Mika Kallio to inaugurate the stunning new track

After a full gas back-to-back, MotoGP™ has headed north for a two-day test to inaugurate the new KymiRing in Finland on the 19th and 20th of August. All six manufacturers’ Test Teams have now arrived at the northernmost track on this year’s itinerary to get acquainted with the ‪new venue ahead of its planned inclusion on the MotoGP™‪calendar.

During the test, the track will be open ‪from 10:00 to 17:00 local time (GMT 3), with a final slot ‪from 17:00 to 18:00 for local heroes to take to the track for some laps of their new World Championship venue.

2011 Moto2™ World Champion Stefan Bradl is on test duty for Honda, with test rider and ever-impressive wildcard performer Michele Pirro on track for Ducati. Former WorldSBK Champion Sylvain Guintoli represents Suzuki, with premier class podium finisher and recent Moto2™ runner Jonas Folger putting the laps in for Yamaha.

Local hero Mika Kallio will be on track for KTM as he gets a first taste of his new home track, with the high calibre line-up completed by Bradley Smith testing for Aprilia, fresh from making a little history as a podium finisher in the opening two races for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup – and ahead of his Moto2™ appearance at Silverstone.

On Sunday the six riders walked and studied the track with their teams ahead of getting on the asphalt on two wheels on Monday, before later lining up for the first photo opportunity at the brand new track. With the kerbs flying the colors of the Finnish flag and the background a stunning slew of giant conifer trees and clear northern summer skies, it was a moment to remember for the track.

The test will also include two press conferences. ‪On Monday at 13:00 representatives from the FIM, Dorna and local authorities will talk to the media, with FIM President Jorge Viegas, Timo Pohjola, KymiRing Circuit Director, Tapio Nevala, President of the Finnish Motorcycle Federation, Aki Ajo from KTM, and Carlos Ezpeleta from Dorna Sports all present.

‪On Monday evening at 18:00, the six riders will then take part in a second press conference to give their first impressions of the track.