Aprilia to rejoin MotoGP™ for 2015 with Gresini Racing

At the Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini there has been the long-awaited official announcement of the arrival of Aprilia in the top class since 2015 How do we had long suspected, the Aprilia to rejoin MotoGP™ for 2015 with Gresini Racing

At the moment no name has been made ​​regarding the drivers, but among the most accredited it’s Marco Melandri, that we met today at the Gresini the hospitality, accompanied by his girlfriend Manuela and the newborn daughter Martina. Alvaro Bautista, tied to Gresini for three seasons, could go to complete the picture.

Aprilia to rejoin MotoGP™ with a year in advance about the programs and will be relying on the team of the former 125cc world champion.This partnership will allow Aprilia Racing to take advantage of Gresini Racing’s significant contribution in terms of MotoGP experience and know-how. The Piaggio Group’s strategy for its commitment Aprilia in MotoGP tip thus to foster the growth of the level of competitiveness of the house in the development of prototypes.

Gresini Racing will manage Aprilia bikes on track in MotoGP for four years, starting from the 2015 season. Fausto Gresini, team manager from 1997 in the World Championship, thus leaving the Honda after 18 years of collaboration. Has been weighing on the choice of the former pilot be able to give up the excessive leasing costs of the motorcycle imposed by the Japanese.

The Piaggio Group manages Aprilia since 2005 and in less than ten years, Aprilia has won 26 of the 52 titles won in its history. In addition there four other titles, the championship of the 250cc with Marco Simoncelli on the Gilera and three world championship in the 125cc class by Derbi, which is always part of the Piaggio Group and led to win his first World Championship at a young Marc Marquez.