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april 23, 2024 - Aprilia Racing

Aprilia Racing heads to Jerez


Aprilia Racing is ready for the challenge on the Jerez Circuit after the race in the United States, where an extraordinary Maverick Viñales took a historic double win. This achievement took the manufacturer from Noale to victory number 298 in World Championship GP Motorcycle Racing.

Maverick Viñales went down in MotoGP history at COTA, becoming the first rider to win with three different brands. The Spanish rider is determined to confirm the competitiveness he has demonstrated up to now with the RS-GP24. On the other side of the garage, Aleix Espargaró is arriving in Spain confident that he’ll be able to return to the top spots on a circuit where he took pole position last year. Also at the track will be Lorenzo Savadori in the first of three Grand Prix races where he will be a wild card, along with Mugello and Assen.

The Jerez Circuit, named for Ángel Nieto, hosts one of the most highly anticipated rounds of the year and it is one of the home Grand Prix races for Viñales and Espargaró. On the 4,423-metre track, there are 13 turns (8 right-handers and 5 left-handers) which provide numerous overtaking opportunities.

"Jerez is a historic track – the oldest in MotoGP – and it is obviously also very special for us Spanish riders. This GP is the first true test, because it is a track where having a good setup is fundamental, where you truly understand whether or not the bike is working well. Here we’ll discover the actual level of bikes and riders. For all the Spanish riders, it is obviously an extremely important circuit. It is always like a big party to race in Jerez. I was on the podium two years ago and I can’t wait to race there again. Hopefully it will be a great race for all of us in Aprilia.”

"I grew up on the Jerez Circuit and every time I go there, I find people from home and my fan club. I know every metre of this circuit. It is a track that I like and where I always want to do well. The best memory for me is my first win in CEV with my 125cc. This year, we’ll be arriving at the top because we have a bike that allows us to be fast everywhere. Jerez is a track where I’ve always done well and it will be fantastic to be riding there again.

"I can’t wait to get back to racing in MotoGP. It will be an important weekend for me and for Aprilia. I’ll be racing with a laboratory bike. We’ll have several new solutions to test and I’ll have the chance to experiment with some new features for Aleix and Maverick. I’ll give it my all!"