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Texas Tornado blown away by `evolution´ Aprilia Cube

Texas Tornado blown away by `evolution´ Aprilia Cube

Texas Tornado blown away by `evolution´ Aprilia Cube

The `Texas Tornado´, Colin Edwards, was pleasantly surprised with the Aprilia RS Cube ´evolution´ machine he rode for the final day of three in the southern Spanish track of Jerez yesterday. This came after the Aprilia tester Marcellino Lucchi had brought the machine up to speed earlier in the week. The bike that the Italian factory will put on the track in the 2003 MotoGP World Championship has a new chassis with a different geometrical layout and is three kilos lighter than its predecessor.

Edwards, who covered around 800 kilometres over the three days in Andalusia, summed up the new bike's performance, `You notice the weight reduction of the new Cube immediately. As soon as I began to ride with the machine I realised that it is a quick bike and that the braking system is more effective. The motorbike is lighter to ride and has more power, so I am impressed by this evolution in the Cube. These tests have been really important because of the new things we have tested, and also because of all the hard work we have done. There is still a lot left for us to do, but we are progressing constantly and that is what really satisfies me´.

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MotoGP, 2002

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