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Dovizioso’s Aprilia MotoGP bike suggestions “comparable” to Espargaro

Dovizioso, who’s taking a sabbatical from racing in 2021 after shedding his Ducati experience final season, spent three days using the Aprilia at Jerez earlier this week.

The 15-time MotoGP race winner labored totally on getting used to the RS-GP having spent eight years using the Ducati and didn’t give much away about the positive and negative points of the Aprilia.

Espargaro admits he hasn’t been informed a lot in regards to the take a look at, however says Aprilia technical director Romano Albesiano famous Dovizioso was “saying precisely the identical issues as me” concerning the bike.

“Sincerely I don’t have loads of details about the take a look at but,” Espargaro stated.

“I talked a bit bit with Romano and he defined it to me a bit bit, nevertheless it wasn’t loads of data as a result of after three days they’ve loads of data.

“However I don’t suppose Andrea has tried one thing that may assist me for the second. I believe he was simply making an attempt to have the sensation again once more after such a very long time with out using, making an attempt to know the bike.

“My using type is a bit bit extra… I attempt to do extra nook velocity as a result of I believe that is what the Aprilia bike desires. And Andrea is extra used to stop-and-go, however not as a result of it’s his using type however as a result of the Ducati didn’t permit him to make use of nook velocity.

“The primary impression Romano gave me was he was saying precisely the identical issues as me.

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Group Gresini

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

“It was enjoyable for Romano as a result of he stated to me it seemed like he was listening to me in loads of his rationalization, in order that’s good. It means we perceive the bike in the identical means.

“It’s simply the primary take a look at, he has loads of issues to strive nevertheless it means we’ve got an analogous understanding of the bike.”

Dovizioso will experience the Aprilia once more in one other non-public take a look at on 11-12 Could, this time at Mugello.

Final month Dovizioso’s supervisor admitted he didn’t anticipate his rider would race the Aprilia in 2021, with Dovizioso saying earlier this week testing the bike was “good” for him as he works in the direction of a full-time MotoGP return in 2022.

Aprilia is permitted to subject a rider for six wildcard appearances in 2021, which opens the door for Dovizioso to race this season ought to each events want.

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