Aprilia Racing agrees to keep the Aprilia RS-GP in the GP paddock for the next five seasons.
Dorna announces their agreement with the Aprilia Racing team that secures the Aprilia RS-GP competing in the FIM MotoGP World Championship from the current 2021 season, through the 2026 season.
Aprilia holds an illustrious career in motorcycle racing, having won 54 world titles. 38 of those titles in World Championship GP Motorcycle Racing. 7 titles in Superbike. And 9 in off-road racing. Aprilia Racing has won 294 races in GP, earning the status of the most successful European brand in World Championship GP Motorcycle Racing with a tip of the helmet to notable riders by the likes of Max Biaggi, Loris Capirossi, Alex Gramigni, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, Manuel Poggiali, Marco Simoncelli and Alvaro Bautista.
“I am obviously happy about this agreement. From next season, we will be participating in an official capacity as a manufacturer. This opens up new and hopefully great opportunities and we will need to manage many additional responsibilities. It is a natural step that we are taking just as we are beginning to see the first positive signs from the hard work we’ve done in Noale, first and foremost on our structure, and consequently on our beautiful RS-GP bikes. At this time, our thoughts and gratitude go to Gresini Racing, who have accompanied us in these years. In heartfelt memory of Fausto, I wish the team and all its staff the best success for the coming seasons.” – Massimo Rivola, Aprilia Racing CEO.
“Dorna and Aprilia extending their partnership is really positive news for the FIM MotoGP World Championship. We are excited to continue this association with the Italian manufacturer in a project that has set many fascinating goals, not just in racing performance, but in overall technical excellence in the Championship.” – Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO.