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Another title adds to Aprilia success story

Another title adds to Aprilia success story

When Jorge Lorenzo crossed the line in third position at Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday he retained his 250cc crown and handed Aprilia the 30th World title in their history.

When Jorge Lorenzo crossed the line in third position at Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday he retained his 250cc crown and handed Aprilia the 30th World title in their history.

This season Aprilia have already secured the 125cc and 250cc Constructors' World titles, with Lorenzo now adding the 250cc Riders' title to their list of honours.

They are also guaranteed the 125cc Riders' title, though exactly which of the two Aprilia equipped Bancaja Aspar championship chasers – Gabor Talmacsi and Hector Faubel – will take the single cylinder prize is to be decided in Valencia as the season concludes on 4th November.

Lorenzo's clinching of the quarter litre class title is the 30th World Championship win for Aprilia, with 14 Constructors' and 16 Riders' triumphs achieved in total. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Aprilia's first victory – which was secured by Loris Reggiani at the San Marino Grand Prix of 1987.

On Lorenzo's latest championship, Leo Francesco Mercanti, Director of the Aprilia brand, commented: "We want to say a great thank you to Jorge Lorenzo, who allowed us to win the World title, with one Grand Prix to spare. With two Riders' titles achieved consecutively in 250cc, Jorge has put himself amongst the greatest riders in this class."

"This victory also demonstrates again that Aprilia is a fantastic training ground for young talent. The title is also a prize for the exceptional work done by a great team of technicians and by a highly competent company, showing unparalleled passion for its work.

"I would like to thank the riders, the teams and the sponsors who have participated in Aprilia's amazing rise to success. We are now waiting to see who wins the 125cc Rider's title, the last objective to be achieved in order to complete a superb set of World titles."

Tags:
250cc, 2007, POLINI MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

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