DEVELOPMENT ON THE RS-GP CONTINUES AT JEREZ
ALVARO BAUTISTA AND STEFAN BRADL BUSY WITH A DAY OF POST-RACE TESTING
With the race weekend at Jerez filed away with positive signs of growth for the bike, development work continues on the Aprilia RS-GP machines. Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl were busy with a day of testing on the same track where they had been racing this weekend. The Aprilia Racing Team Gresini riders tested the first technical upgrades of the RS-GP, as well as new tyre options.
The RS-GP made its début on the eve of the first race, so it is only logical that the development of new solutions continues, the most visible of which (the aerodynamic winglets) were immediately popular with the riders who used them in practice and in the race. Despite the fact that the new Aprilia demonstrated the quality of the project from its very first laps, especially in terms of rideability, today Stefan and Alvaro worked on some chassis components, including a new frame and a new swingarm. These were tests dedicated to finding the best combination between the stiffness of the two elements and they are tests that, in private sessions, will continue in a few days on the Mugello track.
Bradl put in 66 laps in addition to the 62 ridden by his teammate Bautista, who also had a harmless crash in the first corner.