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    Red Bull KTM MotoGP Factory Racing Team READY TO RACE after final pre-season test

    Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro took to the Losail asphalt between 13.00 and 21.00 each day. Espargaro courageously returned to the KTM RC16 after recovering sufficiently from his fall and back injury sustained in the initial test of the year in Sepang, Malaysia at the end of January. The Spaniard rode on the first day, rested on the second – with test rider Mika Kallio occupying the saddle to continue work with the KTM in his absence – and then felt fit enough again to circulate at pace for the final session and set his best lap-time in that period to culminate a positive trajectory of effort and feedback.

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