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The 2022 season was a breakthrough marketing campaign for the Italian producer, which registered its first win within the trendy MotoGP period when Aleix Espargaro scored a maiden victory on the Argentine Grand Prix.
Espargaro went on to attain 5 additional podiums as he made a darkish horse bid for the title, finally ending fourth within the standings and 53 factors behind champion Francesco Bagnaia.
Aprilia’s podium haul totalled eight for the yr, with Maverick Vinales – in his first full season with the marque following his acrimonious Yamaha break up in 2021 – reaching the podium twice with a brace of thirds at Silverstone and Misano.
Espargaro and Vinales will stay within the Aprilia manufacturing unit group line-up for 2023 having penned two-year offers final season, with each having fun with a stable Sepang take a look at final month in sixth and third total on the timesheets.
Forward of this weekend’s closing two-day take a look at of the 2023 pre-season, Aprilia pulled the wraps off a largely unchanged livery at its launch occasion on the Algarve Worldwide Circuit.
Aprilia expands its roster of bikes on the grid to 4 for 2023, after it inked a cope with RNF Racing for Razlan Razali’s squad to develop into its satellite tv for pc companion.
It marks the primary time Aprilia has run buyer bikes since returning to MotoGP in 2015, though it did function its manufacturing unit effort along with Gresini Racing from 2015 to 2021.
It will enhance its bid to construct on its third place within the constructors’ standings in 2022, with Aprilia lacking out on second by simply eight factors to a Yamaha manufacturing unit which can be represented by simply two bikes this yr after failing to achieve a brand new settlement with RNF.
RNF will unveil its personal new-look livery for 2023 on 16 March, with all different groups having already performed so previous to this weekend’s Portugal take a look at.
Testing begins on Saturday 11 March at 9:30am GMT and runs to five:30pm GMT, with 15 minutes put aside afterwards for observe begins.