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Aprilia riders extend stay in Mugello for two days of tests

Aprilia riders extend stay in Mugello for two days of tests

Aprilia riders extend stay in Mugello for two days of tests

The majority of Aprilia riders stayed on at the circuit of Mugello after the end of the Gran Premio Cinzano D´Italia, which took place on Sunday. However it was for business rather than pleasure, as the riders for the Noale based factory undertook a schedule of two days intense testing to try and further develop their machines. Indeed Marco Melandri, fresh from his win in the quarter-litre class, was back out on the track on Monday and completed more than 70 laps. The Italian rider lapped on two different bikes with the aim of assessing the new chassis with which his team had been provided.

The riders of the Telefonica Movistar Repsol outfit, Fonsi Nieto and Toni Elias, made full use of their time at the Tuscan circuit. Nieto also tested the new Aprilia chassis, but after a day which took in some 74 laps, the current championship leader opted to stick with the model his team are currently employing. Fonsi decided to take a day off today, but his team-mate Toni Elias was back out testing various tyre and suspension options. Both riders were happy with the tests, and indeed managed to lap in times which were quicker than produced in Sunday´s race.

Also testing in Mugello were the MotoGP rider, Regis Laconi, as well as test rider for the Italian factory, Marcellino Lucchi, and other 250 and 125 stars.

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250cc, 2002

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