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Aprilia teams head to Jerez

Aprilia teams head to Jerez

Aprilia teams head to Jerez

Several 250 and 125 Aprilia factory teams kick-off today a three day test at the Jerez circuit, in Spain, to continue their respective pre-season schedule.

Most of the riders already tested at Valencia a few days after the last round of the World Championship, and now head further south in Spain to make the most of the clement conditions of the Andalusian circuit.

Jorge Lorenzo and Hector Barbera will continue their adaptation to the Italian machine with the Fortuna Aprilia team. 250cc newcomer Marco Simoncelli also began his apprenticeship on the RSW250 Aprilia at Valencia but now expects to get more miles under his belt after coping with poor weather on his first test. Alex de Angelis will be the fourth official rider from the Noale-based factory, testing with Jorge Martinez' Aspar team.

Amongst the 125 outfits which will take part to the test, Pablo Nieto will make his comeback on Aprilia machinery with the new WWC Worldwide Communication team as he parted ways with Derbi after a disappointing season. The Italian team will be joined on Tuesday by the NC World trade team, which will line-up Italian youngster Raffaele de Rosa.

250cc, 2005

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