Double 125cc world champion and veteran crew 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 into its crew principal forward of its return to unbiased standing in MotoGP from 2022.
Aprilia – who confirmed its dedication to MotoGP via to 2026 final week – will not run its manufacturing facility operation at the side of Gresini because it has performed since 2015, although each events might stay allies via a satellite tv for pc partnership.
Aprilia is but to resolve if it should discipline two extra bikes in 2022, however Espargaro believes it’s “essential” for the marque to take action and feels it might be “good for Fausto’s spouse” to proceed with an Aprilia “junior crew mission”.
“It is extremely necessary to have a satellite tv for pc crew to assist us develop,” Espargaro mentioned.
“We now have clear examples with KTM and Ducati, that when the official crew just isn’t in entrance, the satellite tv for pc crew 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] crew or in the event that they find yourself going to the Gresini crew, which I feel can be very romantic and really good for Fausto’s spouse to proceed with the Aprilia junior crew mission, though it’s kind of early to inform.”
Rossi revealed his VR46 crew – 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 discipline two extra bikes they should be similar to the manufacturing facility ones in specification to help growth.
“I’ve all the time requested Massimo [Rivola, Aprilia CEO] to do as a lot as attainable to have a satellite tv for pc crew, and as I ask with out realizing what’s behind or something,” Espargaro added.
“I additionally ask that the crew has the identical bike as me, similar, to make comparisons that convey constructive issues, or if somebody comes, for instance Dovi [Andrea Dovizioso] who might help you to develop the bike.
“I feel that 4 similar bikes add quite a bit after which every rider can do what he can. We’ll see if it may be like that.”
Espargaro is having fun with his finest 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 high six finishes within the Portuguese and Spanish Grands Prix, Espargaro is simply seven factors away from his whole 2020 haul of 42 after solely 4 rounds.