Aprilia Racing and Andrea Dovizioso will be together on the track at Jerez from 12 to 14 April. This is the official announcement from the Noale manufacturer which confirms Dovi's first contact with the RS-GP. For the moment it is just a test, but the goal is to make Dovi the Aprilia test rider and, perhaps, we will be able to see him back on track this year for a wild card.
“I was pleased by Aprilia’s interest and when we spoke about the possibility of doing this test, I gladly accepted the invitation to be able to ride a MotoGP bike again and to stay in form, giving the engineers my feedback” declared Dovizioso. “I wish to thank Aprilia for this opportunity”
Massimo Rivola, CEO of Aprilia Racing, added: “It was a pleasure to invite Andrea. The days in Jerez will simply be a chance to get to know one another better, also on the track. It will not be a ‘trial matrimony’ but an opportunity to turn some laps together without any binding commitment for the future. We are well aware of all Andrea’s qualities and his contribution will be important, even for just one test.”