Aprilia presents its new RS-GP with Gresini in the memory

Noale's lineup will feature Fausto's name on the front of Aleix and Savadori's bike. "I am more prepared than ever," says the Catalan.


Maximum debugging. MotoGP begins its preseason on Saturday in Qatar, although it will begin to shoot tomorrow Friday in a shakedown only suitable for rookies and testers, and there were still two teams to show their mounts: Suzuki, which will be presented to the limit on the same day 6 for the tomorrow, and Aprilia, who did it on Thursday afternoon. Those of Noale showed the new RS-GP that Aleix Espargaró and Lorenzo Savadori will wear and with which they will race with Fausto Gresini, who was their sports director, in memory. In fact, they will have your name on the front wing.

"It may seem trite, but I'm always excited at the start of a new season. I'm about to start my fifth year with Aprilia, a team that has already become my second family. I can't wait to work with them again. The first contact with the new RS-GP was positive, we have worked hard during the winter, but we still have a long way to go. We have a demanding and very busy championship ahead of us, where physical and mental condition must be at hand. highest level. I am more prepared than ever ", says Aleix.

Savadori, who has already raced three Grand Prix in 2020 to replace Bradley Smith, admits that he still has "a lot to learn" and remembers Gresini: "I will try to transform the pain generated by his death into positive energy. The things he taught me they will accompany me in this new stage of my career ". Massimo Rivola, CEO of Aprilia Racing, sets his goal: "In the first stage of the championship, we do not want to look at others, but at ourselves, reinforcing our positive trend. The only way to continue growing is to stay the course."Major changes

"We know we've made a big step forward, so now we're eager to see how the bike compares to our rivals. Our growth is clear and that gives us a boost of confidence. Our engineers have brought a new evolution of a project that has great potential. We made changes in the new aerodynamics or the carbon swingarm and other more profound changes in the architecture of the chassis, the engine and the electronics ", says Romano Albesiano, technical director. Last year they were 17th with Aleix and last in brands and teams, they need to improve.

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