Aprilia comes out of the woods! The weather is nice and warm in Jerez as part of a Spanish Grand Prix which brings the transfer market a little closer with a view to 2023 of the major final decisions. Some wait, others hope and, in all this turmoil, it is necessary to start sending clear messages to prevent indecision turning into misunderstanding. Livio Suppo at Suzuki has dotted the I’s and at Aprilia Massimo Rivola has drawn the outlines of what he imagines as the future with a capital A…
Massimo Rivola is the man who decides on the contracts at Aprilia and he heard the relative disappointment of his first pilot Aleix Espargaro who found that the brand was not scrambling to get him to sign a new contract. The pilot of 32 year old would like a new two year lease. Before taking his leave. Whoever has been within the walls of the Noale brand since 2017 has the arguments to be heard on the subject. He is currently third in the championship, and this season, after five meetings, he claims a podium and a victory. He is therefore the author of the first success of the RS-GP in MotoGP as he is the first ever since last year to have put it on the podium in this competition. It also gave him a pole position in Argentina, a blessed place of achievement.
Aprilia wants to reassure Aleix Espargaro
The manager ofAleix Espargaro is the dreaded Albert Valera who also takes care of jorge martin, and who does not bother with feelings when he has an opportunity for his pilots. So, to calm things down, Massimo Rivola said in Jerez, which hosts the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend: I don’t see Aleix with another bike, just like I don’t see Aprilia without Aleix. As for Maverick, I’m crazy about him, I wish he was our future “.
That’s clear, all you have to do now is sign with this in mind: in 2023, Aprilia will certainly have lost his concession points. This season, all it takes is one more podium and the advantages over the competition will disappear. Aprilia will then count on 5 engine blocks per rider (and no longer 7), it will not benefit from an unlimited number of tests with the official riders and at the start of the MotoGP season it will have to freeze the engine without being able to make any modifications while the championship is in progress. The GP commission has also reduced the official test days from next winter, a situation that does not worry Maverick Vinales : “the test days are too many, we pilots also have a private life he commented on Super7moto.