Ahead of the French GP at Le Mans, the most important Aprilia-related news is actual a long-awaited confirmation: Aleix Espargaró will continue to ride the during the 2019 and 2020 seasons, thus consolidating a technical and sporting project for which Aleix has shown great enthusiasm, right since the first test in November 2016.
Aleix's renewal means continuity for the still young but increasingly solid Aprilia project in the reigning class. The aim is to capitalise on the great work carried out thus far, and work on achieving the kind of results that, since the end of last season, have been within reach, An expert rider, capable and technically prepared, Espargaró is a fundamental component when it comes to the development work, something that, for Aprilia and the entire Piaggio Group, goes beyond the race results, the aim being to create a range of innovative products, cutting-edge in terms of their technology and performance, as one might expect from a brand as historic as Aprilia.
"I am very happy to stay with Aprilia for another two years - comments Aleix - For the first time in my career, I am able to have stability and this is important to improve and grow together. I have a sole objective, an obsession and that is to take the RS-GP to the podium. I wish to thank Aprilia and my entire team. We will continue working at 100% through 2020.
"This renewal is first and foremost acknowledgement of Aleix's qualities - declares a satisfied Romano Albesiano - He is a fast rider and an exemplary professional. From the time he arrived, he has brought passion and motivation to the garage with a positive effect on the entire team. His contribution to the growth of the RS-GP is undeniable and I am certain that the next two years will allow us to achieve important results and above all that they will bring us back to involving, thrilling and inspiring young people and the many fans that Aprilia has all over the world The signs are there, so giving the technical project continuity with a rider who knows the team and bike well lets us plan development in the best possible way with an eye to the future".