Valencia MotoGP test: Aprilia ‘on the limit’ with 2020 bike - Bikesport News

Valencia MotoGP test: Aprilia ‘on the limit’ with 2020 bike

Aprilia MotoGP star Aleix Espargaro believes that having only six test days with the 2020 RS-GP is right on the limit of being able to create a contender for next season.

The Noale factory is building a new from the wheels up bike but it won’t be ready until the Sepang test in February, which Espargaro thinks isn’t particularly acceptable.

“We will have six days testing with the new bike before Qatar. So, it is a little bit on the limit,” said Espargaro, who has warned Aprilia that if they want to keep him, they need to work to tighter timelines.

“I already said to them if I stay at Aprilia for the next three years, we have to readjust the timings and the bike has to arrive earlier. As a big a factory as we are, we need to work at the same as the other manufacturers.

“The ideal plan was to also have it here, but we have to be patient because for 2020 it looks like we’re going to change a lot.

“I give full credit to Aprilia. I hope that the new bike that will arrive in Malaysia will be much better.”

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