Aprilia: No MotoGP in 2012

Hoping to see the RSV4 in MotoGP? You're going to be disappointed

Posted: 16 December 2010
by Visordown News
It's not a cube! It's a rectangular cuboid!

APRILIA technical director Luigi dall'Igna has scuppered rumours the Italian company will race in MotoGP when the series returns to 1000cc engines in 2012.

Speaking to MotoSprint, dall'Igna Said:

"To race in a world championship with a bike that is not on the same level as our rivals is not the right spirit to face such an important commitment, so I think that in 2012 we won't be in the world motorcycling elite, and we won't participate in MotoGP."

Aprilia last competed in MotoGP in 2004, with the ill-fated Cube RS3.

The company won the 2010 World Superbike Championship with former 250cc World Champion Max Biaggi.

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Still love that cube!

Posted: 16/12/2010 at 12:50

Apparently, it was kicking out 260bhp on a testbed, but hand zero front end feel and wheelie the moment you looked at the throttle....


Posted: 16/12/2010 at 15:13

Bit hypocritical though as it's not at the level of it's rivals in WSB either, it's much more a race bike than a road bike.

Posted: 16/12/2010 at 16:31

I am fairly sure that the RSV4 for next year is going to have to ditch the gear driven cams. This will certainly set them back a touch. See what happens I guess. The new ZX-10R is gonna be a real force in WSB next year.

Posted: 16/12/2010 at 16:49

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