After dropping his place with the manufacturing facility Ducati squad for 2021 – with which he raced between 2013 and 2020 – Dovizioso is taking a sabbatical in 2021 with a view to making ready for a full-time MotoGP return subsequent 12 months.
Dovizioso agreed to check the Aprilia RS-GP at Jerez final month, finishing up a second check at Mugello firstly of Could – although that outing was hampered by moist climate.
The three-time MotoGP title runner-up admitted on the time that he had but to debate additional check outings with Aprilia, however Aprilia has since confirmed he’ll proceed to trip the bike throughout 2021 in “a collection of checks”.
Dovizioso will subsequent be out on observe on the RS-GP on June 23-24 at Misano alongside race riders Aleix Espargaro and Lorenzo Savadori.
“Since I wasn’t capable of check at Mugello in dry situations, I am happy that Aprilia Racing requested me to proceed the work we began in Jerez and to have the ability to present my contribution to growing the bike,” Dovizioso stated.
“I believe this will probably be useful for each of us – for me, to proceed coaching on a MotoGP bike in anticipation of a doable return in 2022, and for Aprilia to obtain what they really feel to be attention-grabbing data.
“Because of this, we determined to do extra checks.”
Aprilia technical director Romano Albesiano added: “Our RS-GP undertaking underwent an enormous revolution final 12 months and now we are able to lastly push on growth.
“The primary a part of the 2021 season has been very optimistic and quite evident enhancements have been seen.
“Now, having the ability to arrange a piece schedule with Andrea is a good alternative to speed up and consolidate this development.
“Within the first two outings, we already touched on a variety of points that we are going to now be capable of take a look at extra in depth collectively, making an attempt to get the very best efficiency out of our very younger undertaking.”
Dovizioso has beforehand stated racing the Aprilia in wildcard outings this year isn’t in his plans at present.
Aprilia has loved a powerful begin to 2021 with its upgraded RS-GP, with Espargaro presently seventh within the standings on 35 factors having scored prime 10 ends in all however the French GP – the place he crashed out.