Three-time MotoGP title runner-up Dovizioso was ousted from the manufacturing unit Ducati squad on the finish of final 12 months and elected to take a sabbatical after turning down a race experience with Aprilia.
With the 2021 RS-GP instantly proving to be a robust bundle, Dovizioso requested two non-public assessments with Aprilia before signing on for a full test schedule in 2021 with the Italian marque.
Taking a sabbatical this 12 months with a view to creating a full-time return to MotoGP in 2022, his assessments with Aprilia have been seen as a warm-up to becoming a member of the workforce subsequent season.
Nonetheless, Maverick Vinales now seems set to take the second Aprilia seat in 2022 after requesting to have his two-year Yamaha deal terminated on the finish of 2021.
Espargaro has famously cited Dovizioso as his favorite rider in MotoGP and hopes to emulate at Aprilia what the Italian did at Ducati, however revealed that Dovizioso doesn’t appear like he desires to race in 2022.
“Dovizioso has accomplished some assessments with us,” Espargaro advised DAZN.
“Up to now he has not been very aggressive and plainly he doesn’t need to race.
“I’m an enormous fan of his, however it’s troublesome for him to be my team-mate.”
Andrea Dovizioso, Aprilia
Picture by: Aprilia Racing
Attributable to being a concession producer, Aprilia is ready to freely take a look at privately with its race line-up.
Already spearheading growth of the RS-GP throughout race weekends, Espargaro desires a “stronger companion” on the workforce to assist share the load.
“It’s troublesome to develop the bike as a result of you must attempt new issues,” Espargaro added.
“Aprilia needed me to do some assessments through the summer season holidays and go to the windtunnel.
“It might assist me if I had a stronger companion, or if there was a satellite tv for pc workforce as a result of that manner they may unfold the work over extra shoulders and gather extra knowledge.”
Aprilia had been evaluating supplying a satellite tv for pc workforce with bikes for 2022, however will proceed to subject simply its two manufacturing unit workforce bikes subsequent 12 months after VR46 and Gresini elected to companion with Ducati.