Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Reveal 2019 Bike And Also Brand New Livery
Aprilia Racing’s 2019 season begins under the sign of change. Both on a technical level and in terms of the Italian racing department’s staff which, after radical reorganisation over the winter, renews its resolve in the 2019 World Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Championship.
The most visible aspect of the hard work done over the winter is the new RS-GP, the evolution of the young project (born in 2016 and therefore the youngest on the grid). It now has an aggressive, black livery which is explicitly reminiscent of Aprilia tradition. The technical and design cornerstones that make the Aprilia MotoGP bike unique have been reconfirmed, starting from the four-cylinder engine with its exclusive narrow V architecture, combined with the seamless gearbox that was developed in-house. Both of these components have been further evolved, whereas the chassis architecture, which has always been the brand’s crown-jewel, now has entirely new solutions.
The 2019 RS-GP was built on the ideas developed throughout last season and further advancements are expected throughout the upcoming season thanks to the contribution of new arrival Andrea Iannone, who comes alongside confirmed rider Aleix Espargaró and test rider Bradley Smith, who will also be on the track in a few wild card spots during the championship. This is a top shelf three-man offence and a huge step forward for the brand which has never before been on the premier class grid with three bikes.
Also joining up as the team sponsors; Sky Q and also Gulf for the first time at the team. Aprilia Racing Team Gresini aiming to finish inside the top ten again in the constructor’s championship especially challenging the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing. Meanwhile Aprilia also targeting their first top five finish result in this season. Aprilia best finishes result were P6’s in the last four seasons.
By: Richard Samuel