Double 125cc world champion and veteran group boss Gresini handed away in February after a battle with COVID-19.
Final week it was introduced his spouse Nadia Padovani had taken over possession of Gresini Racing and had turn out to be its group principal forward of its return to impartial standing in MotoGP from 2022.
Aprilia – who confirmed its dedication to MotoGP by way of to 2026 final week – will not run its manufacturing unit operation along with Gresini because it has performed since 2015, although each events might stay allies by way of a satellite tv for pc partnership.
Aprilia is but to resolve if it is going to subject two extra bikes in 2022, however Espargaro believes it’s “crucial” for the marque to take action and feels it might be “good for Fausto’s spouse” to proceed with an Aprilia “junior group mission”.
“It is extremely essential to have a satellite tv for pc group to assist us develop,” Espargaro stated.
“We now have clear examples with KTM and Ducati, that when the official group shouldn’t be in entrance, the satellite tv for pc group is.
“We noticed clearly that in these groups the extent rises with 4 bikes.
“We’ll see if the bikes find yourself going to Valentino’s [Rossi] group or in the event that they find yourself going to the Gresini group, which I believe can be very romantic and really good for Fausto’s spouse to proceed with the Aprilia junior group mission, though it is a bit early to inform.”
Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Workforce Gresini bike
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Rossi revealed his VR46 group – set to step as much as MotoGP in 2022 – has spoken with Aprilia, Suzuki, Yamaha and Ducati, with a call anticipated within the coming weeks.
So far as Aprilia’s personal satellite tv for pc plans go, Espargaro believes if it does subject two extra bikes they should be an identical to the manufacturing unit ones in specification to help growth.
“I’ve all the time requested Massimo [Rivola, Aprilia CEO] to do as a lot as potential to have a satellite tv for pc group, and as I ask with out figuring out what’s behind or something,” Espargaro added.
“I additionally ask that the group has the identical bike as me, an identical, to make comparisons that convey optimistic issues, or if somebody comes, for instance Dovi [Andrea Dovizioso] who may also help you to develop the bike.
“I believe that 4 an identical bikes add loads after which every rider can do what he can. We’ll see if it may be like that.”
Espargaro is having fun with his greatest begin ever to a season with Aprilia in 2021 on the improved RS-GP, having scored 35 factors in seventh within the standings after the primary 4 races.
Registering back-to-back prime six finishes within the Portuguese and Spanish Grands Prix, Espargaro is simply seven factors away from his total 2020 haul of 42 after solely 4 rounds.