Jonathan Rea is literally living out of his van as the World Superbike champion stays near the Adriatic coast in Italy following a two-day test last week at Misano.
The Kawasaki star, who recently penned a new multi-year deal with the manufacturer to remain in the championship over the next few years, is unable to return home before his next test in July as a result of the 14-day Covid-19 quarantine restrictions in place across the UK.
Instead, Rea, his wife Tatia and two boys Jake and Tyler will spend some more time in the province of Rimini before travelling to Barcelona, where a further test will be held from July 8 to 9 at the Catalunya circuit in Montmelo.
The Ulsterman said: "It's a complex situation because we have a 14-day quarantine in the UK, which means that I can't return home because we had two tests scheduled within that period. I have my motocross van with me and Tash and the kids are here as well. We came down to the south of France and we're travelling together with my coach Fabien (Foret) and his family.
"It's nice to be together and I spent a few days at his house in the south of France and then we made our way over here.
"I'll stay here near the beach and do some motocross and cycling like I always do. I'm looking forward to that and then I'm looking forward to going to Montmelo as well."
Rea, who is gunning for a record sixth successive World Superbike title, completed the test at Misano second fastest overall, less than two tenths of a second behind Ducati rider Scott Redding.
The 32-year-old admitted he struggled to blow off the cobwebs as he returned to action on his ZX-10RR machine for the first time since the opening round of the series at Phillip Island in Australia in March.
"It's been very valuable and, to be honest, being so long away from the bike it was a little bit strange getting back up to speed. In fact, I felt like I struggled a little bit in the beginning to feel comfortable," he said.
"Nothing was coming naturally but, step by step, we worked with the bike and we tried lots of different geometries that we wouldn't normally get to try during a race weekend.
"Condition-wise, I felt quite good out there and it was quite hot, which was very valuable because I think the first three or four races of the season are going to be the same.
"With the grip level being so high, we have been able to achieve a little bit more natural turning from the bike. That is a huge thing to take away and I hope we can apply it to other tracks where we have been struggling in the past."
The World Superbike Championship is set to resume at Jerez in Spain on July 31.