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Fausto Gresini on ‘Exciting’ Aprilia adventure

Fausto Gresini on ‘Exciting’ Aprilia adventure

New Aprilia factory Team Manager Fausto Gresini talks about the challenges he faces upon their return to the MotoGP™ class for 2015.

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, with riders Marco Melandri and Alvaro Bautista, are returning to the top tier of motorcycle racing one year ahead of schedule to allow them to develop their RS-GP bike in an effort to make it more competitive for the 2016 season.

Fausto Gresini (Team Manager): “The Piaggio Group has given us an opportunity that we could not turn down to work in close contact with a manufacturer with a trophy case that speaks for itself. This exciting adventure, which for Aprilia is a return to the top world motorcycle racing category and for Gresini Racing opens up an important new chapter, is being officially introduced today, but it is a project that we have been working on already for some months. We want to be as prepared as possible for a challenge which promises to be difficult, but exciting at the same time. After all, I couldn't have imagined anything more stimulating for someone like me who lives and breathes racing passion. I agree one hundred percent with Aprilia's choice to jump straight into the mix. Racing against adversaries who are already extremely competitive is without a doubt a difficult task, but it is also the quickest way to develop. We can also count on two expert riders we know very well. This is another factor that will help us to streamline the growth process even more. This collaboration with Aprilia opens up new technological possibilities for us. For every Grand Prix race it will be satisfying and exciting to assess the technical innovations available to us and how much progress we are making, the result of the whole team's efforts.”

MotoGP, 2015, Marco Melandri, Alvaro Bautista, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

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