Numerous names have been linked to the RS-GP alongside Espargaro for this season after Andrea Iannone was banned for 4 years attributable to a doping offence.
In addition to MotoGP winners Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow, main names from Moto2 in Marco Bezzecchi, Joe Roberts and Fabio Di Giannantonio have been all linked to Aprilia for 2021.
Valentino Rossi protégé Bezzecchi and Roberts turned down the provide to stay in Moto2, whereas Di Giannantonio already had a contract with Gresini in MotoGP for 2022 when it might lower ties with Aprilia.
Former World Superbike rider Lorenzo Savadori ended up getting the trip, however Aprilia is about to welcome its highest profile rider in 2022 as Maverick Vinales appears set to affix the marque after ending his Yamaha contract a 12 months early.
The 2021 Aprilia is the strongest bike the marque has ever constructed within the fashionable MotoGP period, with Espargaro persistently ending within the high six and never removed from the rostrum.
Although refusing to touch upon the Vinales hyperlinks, Espargaro says Aprilia “deserves” a high rider and believes the Moto2 riders who handed on the seat for 2021 gave up “an enormous alternative”.
Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Crew Gresini
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“I stated many occasions I felt very unhealthy when Massimo instructed me that subsequent 12 months we is not going to have two extra bikes on monitor,” Espargaro stated when requested if the Vinales hyperlinks have been good for Aprilia’s picture.
“Additionally, when some Moto2 riders have been saying they didn’t need to be part of us, I used to be very offended.
“I like Aprilia, I like this undertaking, it appears like mine and I need to show to them that they have been improper.
“These riders in Moto2 who didn’t need to come, I believe they won’t be completely satisfied sooner or later as a result of they misplaced an enormous alternative and I hope that subsequent 12 months my team-mate subsequent 12 months will probably be a really sturdy rider as a result of we deserve it as a result of we work very exhausting, as a result of we aren’t removed from the highest manufacturers on the earth.”
Gresini Racing, who has run Aprilia’s manufacturing unit entry since 2015, will turn into a Ducati satellite tv for pc squad subsequent 12 months and has signed Enea Bastianini to affix Di Giannantonio.
Bezzecchi is about to affix Luca Marini on the VR46 squad in 2022, who will even area Ducati equipment, whereas Roberts has been linked to an Ajo KTM seat in Moto2.