Aprilia and Aleix Espargaro have agreed on further cooperation in the years to 2021/22. For the Spaniards, the new RS was GP2020 crucial, because the completely newly developed prototype is a step forward. Also can think of Espargaro that he could end his career at the Italian Team in the near future.
"When I signed up for the first Time for Aprilia, the aim was to bring the Team to the top. This is what we have done in the past few years," said Espargaro at 'MotoGP.com'. In the world Cup, it gave the final results of 15, 17 and 14. Top results from remained, to Defects caused frustration.
"Aprilia has tried to keep me. For me, the RS-GP 2020 is the key for the new contract. The past year was very difficult for me. For me, it was clear that I can't even do with all the money in the world with this motorcycle more. Last Winter we improved the bike very strong."
"The winter test drives were incredible. Therefore, it was the right decision, with Aprilia to continue. I'm passionate about and it would have been impossible to endure such a difficult season. The new motorcycle was from the first Moment on, much much better than the old Bike. Of course that was a boost of motivation."Rivola has taken the right steps in the Background
In the past year, there have been some staff restructuring. Massimo Rivola, the new head of Motorsport, was able to get some technician to Aprilia, which he still knows from his time in formula 1. The first result of the new RS-GP, which has shown in test runs in February of potential.
"Since Massimo Rivola is, a lot has changed. There are some new engineers came in to help Albesiano," says Espargaro. "We are only at the beginning. But I am very confident. To leave after a difficult season, the project would not have been the Best. The future of Aprilia looks good."
the end of 2019 prevailed in the case of the Spaniards, the frustration. There was hardly a place to test new parts. Often Espargaro had to fight to drive at all in the championship points ranks. The Top 10 were from his own power barely in range. Therefore, there was Reflection, if he could change the Team. Concrete offers from the competition, it was not for Espargaro but.
Thus it was clear that the Aprilia is the best Option. "Ducati and Dovizioso are, for me, is a good example of this. Their long collaboration has led to the fact that you can fight for the world championship," said Espargaro to be a role model. "We are trying to create with Aprilia. Stability gives the opportunity for improvements. I know the Team, the project and the motorcycle."
After two years at Suzuki, Espargaro for the 2017 season came to the Italian brand. "I want to fight in front of all of 2021 and 2022 for optimum results. If we fight at the end of 2021 in order to good results, and the project continues to grow, I would love to do more. For me, it is pretty clear that it will be my last Team. I don't think I have to change in three years to another part of the factory. I would like to finish my career at Aprilia."
Currently, Espargaro is 30 years old. He is married and has with his wife, Laura, twins. He should continue until 2024 MotoGP for Aprilia and then his career ended, he would be 34 years old.
This article by Gerald Dirnbeck
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