Aleix Esparago and Maverick Vinales will remain with the Aprilia Racing MotoGP team through the end of 2024.
Massimo Rivola, Aprilia Racing CEO, announced at a special press conference that they have extended the riding duties of their two MotoGP factory pilots, Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales. The contract extension will be up for renewal at the end of 2024.
“This confirmation was just what the doctor ordered. We’ve worked hard together and grown together. We were a hope, now we are reality. In 2021 we had already seen clear signs of our steps forward and now we are able to battle consistently with the best in the world. Continuing to do so with Aprilia is a source of pride for me. We can grow even more and we want to demonstrate that on the track.” – Aleix Espargaro
“I’m extremely happy to continue my work with Aprilia Racing. Now our horizons are expanding and we’ll be able to work with continuity to achieve ambitious goals. I believe in this project and I’m happy to be part of it. I’ve found a fantastic environment in Aprilia and this confirmation gives me the peace of mind to grow the way this team and I deserve to.” – Maverick Viñales.
“All the good we are doing this season is the fruit of many components, certainly the value of our designers and our technicians led by Romano Albesiano, the overall growth of our racing department and, in large part, the synergy that our Captain Aleix has skilfully built with the bike and with the team. So, we set the goal of continuing along these lines, both with Aleix and with Maverick, and I am pleased with these confirmations today. We still need to grow a lot and now we have the peace of mind to do so.” – Massimo Rivola, Aprilia Racing CEO.
During the press conference, Rivola also hinted that a satellite Aprilia Racing MotoGP team is in the works and that more information would be forthcoming. Stay tuned.