APRILIA'S NEW SEASON HAS ALREADY BEGUN
AT THE VALENCIA TESTS ALEIX ESPARGARÓ WORKED IN VIEW OF 2018
FIRST LAPS ON THE RS-GP FOR SCOTT REDDING
The post-race tests in Valencia after the end of the season always take on particular importance. In fact, they are the first step in the new championship season, both for any team changes and for technical upgrades.
The Aprilia camp has both variables. On one side of the garage, Aleix Espargaró worked primarily on the characteristics that will be introduced on the new RS-GP: different weight distribution and a new geometry with consequent ergonomic changes that will be analysed again in the next tests at Jerez before being implemented on the 2018 bike.
Alongside the Spanish rider, his new teammate Scott Redding took his first steps. The English rider used the two days to settle in with the RS-GP and the technical staff that will be following him, alternating track runs with long exchanges of opinions. Much time was also dedicated to adjusting the ergonomics of the bike to Scott's build and anything that could not be adapted here in Valencia will obviously be implemented on the new version of the Aprilia MotoGP bike.