Spanish MotoGP star Aleix Espargaro has signed to ride for Aprilia until the end of 2022 but does not yet know who will be his team-mate.
The elder of the Espargaro brothers has weathered various phases of the Aprilia MotoGP project, from the great and promising growth in the first season to the difficulties of 2018, all the way to the technical revolution of 2019 which led to the birth of the new 2020 RS-GP.
“I am happy about this confirmation. The human aspect is extremely important for me, and in four seasons, Aprilia has become my second family, so with this contract, which is certainly the most important of my career, they demonstrated that I am at the centre of this project,” said Espargaro.
“On a technical level, the growth in recent months convinced me, with the arrival of many reinforcements and the début of the 2020 RS-GP, which did so well in the tests. I feel like we need to finish the job we started over the winter.
“I can’t wait to get back together with my entire team and race with the new bike, to take this project where it deserves to be.”
It now remains to be seen whether he will again be joined by the troubled Andrea Iannone or by Danilo Petrucci, who will exit Ducati at the end of this season.