With significant technical changes in the premier class coming into effect as of 2016, Marca report that Aprilia want to accelerate their MotoGP project in an attempt to be competitive as soon as possible.Alvaro Bautista, Aprilia, Eugene Laverty, MotoGP
Italian manufacturer Aprilia has wrapped up a three-day test at Mugello, in which Max Biaggi extensively put the ART-Aprilia MotoGP bike to its paces.
Biaggi completed a marathon haul of 176 laps over the 72-hour workout, recording a best time of 1:50.940.
For Aprilia however the lap time is not crucial at this stage, as they are more focused on gathering key data for the continued development of their current bike – already being used in the MotoGP World Championship – and in preparation for a new Aprilia prototype they hope will race in the premier class in 2016.Aprilia, Max Biaggi, MotoGP
Max Biaggi undertook a day of testing on the ART-Aprilia MotoGP™ machine on Monday at the Mugello circuit.
The former rider enjoyed two successful spells with Aprilia during his racing days, winning two Superbike World Championship titles with the Italian marque (2012 & 2012) after three 250cc Grand Prix World titles with the brand earlier in his career (1994-1996).Aprilia, Max Biaggi, MotoGP
Aprilia have announced their intention to return to the premier class for the 2016 season and motogp.com caught up with Albesiano Romano, Sporting Managing Director of the Italian brand, to get some pointers on their MotoGP plans.
Is your company’s involvement in the Superbike World Championship closely linked to your MotoGP plans?
Very much so. Our ‘Open’ bike is closely linked to the Superbike machine, so I would say that there is a good 90% crossover.Aprilia, MotoGP