After shedding his place with the manufacturing unit Ducati squad for 2021 – with whom he raced between 2013 and 2020 – Dovizioso is taking a sabbatical in 2021 with a view to getting ready for a full-time MotoGP return subsequent 12 months.
Dovizioso agreed to test the Aprilia RS-GP at Jerez last month, finishing up a second take a look at at Mugello at first 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 take a look at outings with Aprilia, however Aprilia has since confirmed he’ll proceed to experience the bike throughout 2021 in “a sequence of checks”.
Dovizioso will subsequent be out on observe on the RS-GP on 23-24 June at Misano alongside race riders Aleix Espargaro and Lorenzo Savadori.
“Since I wasn’t in a position to take a look at 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 mentioned.
“I feel this shall 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.”
Andrea Dovizioso, Aprilia
Picture by: Aprilia Racing
Aprilia technical director Romano Albesiano added: “Our RS-GP mission underwent an enormous revolution final 12 months and now we are able to lastly push on improvement.
“The primary a part of the 2021 season has been very constructive and somewhat evident enhancements have been seen.
“Now, with the ability to arrange a piece schedule with Andrea is a good alternative to speed up and consolidate this progress.
“Within the first two outings, we already touched on a number of points that we are going to now have the ability to have a look at extra in depth collectively, attempting to get the very best efficiency out of our very younger mission.”
Dovizioso has beforehand mentioned racing the Aprilia in wildcard outings this 12 months isn’t in his plans at current.
Aprilia has loved a robust begin to 2021 with its upgraded RS-GP, Espargaro at present seventh within the standings on 35 factors having scored high 10 leads to all however the French GP – the place he crashed out.