ALEIX ESPARGARO
ALEIX ESPARGARORIDER >

ALEIX ESPARGARO
RIDER

Born in Granollers, Spain on 30 July, 1989. Spanish 125 champion in 2004, after a series of placements in the 125 and 250 classes, he made a name for himself in 2012 as the best rider astride a CRT (the ART developed by Aprilia Racing) in the Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing premier class, a result that he repeated the following year. 
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SAM LOWES
SAM LOWESRIDER >

SAM LOWES
RIDER

Born in Lincoln on 14 September, 1990, he was crowned World Supersport champion in 2013. He moved to Moto2 with team Speed up, gaining notoriety straight away with excellent results. 

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ROMANO ALBESIANO
ROMANO ALBESIANOAPRILIA RACING MANAGER >

ROMANO ALBESIANO
APRILIA RACING MANAGER

Born in Carrù (Cuneo) and a graduate of Turin Polytechnic with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Romano Albesiano began his career with Cagiva Motor S.p.A., where he also participated in the development of the 500 GP bikes during the 1991-94 seasons. From 1995 to 1997 he also worked at Fondmetal Technologies as aerodynamics project leader for the Mercedes AMG vehicles in the DTM championship (finishing in 1st place in 1995 and 2nd place in 2006) and the GT FIA championship. Returning to Cagiva Motor in 1998, Albesiano rose through the ranks to cover the position of Motor Vehicles R&D manager for the Cagiva and Husqvarna brands, as well as managing the sport operations for the Husqvarna brand, winning two world titles. Joining the Piaggio Group in 2005 as Aprilia brand Product Development Manager, Romano Albesiano is currently the Bike Technical Centre Manager as well as leading the Aprilia Racing team of technicians.

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DARIO RAIMONDI
DARIO RAIMONDIAPRILIA RACING SPORT MANAGER >

DARIO RAIMONDI
APRILIA RACING SPORT MANAGER

He advises on relations with all world circuits in order to facilitate the organizational and commercial aspects, in addition to the relationship with IRTA, Dorna, IMF, FIM and CIV. He's the reference point between the technical team and the marketing / sales, with the responsibility to implement the business connected with the provision of motorcycle racing for private teams in the various world competitions. He coordinates the drivers and logistics team. 

 

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PAOLO BONORA
PAOLO BONORAAPRILIA RACING ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC MANAGER >

PAOLO BONORA
APRILIA RACING ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC MANAGER

Coordinates the operations of the electronics technicians team, both in terms of hardware and software. Schedules electronic strategy developments based on both normal evolutions and feedback from the riders.

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SANDER DONKERS
SANDER DONKERSELECTRONIC ENGINEER >

SANDER DONKERS
ELECTRONIC ENGINEER

Works in close contact with the rider, crew chief and telemetrist. Receives feedback and creates the suitable "maps" for the electronics controls.

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ERKKI SIUKOLA
ERKKI SIUKOLAELECTRONIC ENGINEER >

ERKKI SIUKOLA
ELECTRONIC ENGINEER

Works in close contact with the rider, crew chief and telemetrist. Receives feedback and creates the suitable "maps" for the electronics controls.

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GIULIO NAVA
GIULIO NAVACREW CHIEF >

GIULIO NAVA
CREW CHIEF

Coordinates operations for the team of technicians who work on the bikes during the race weekend.

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MARCUS ESCHENBACHER
MARCUS ESCHENBACHERCREW CHIEF >

MARCUS ESCHENBACHER
CREW CHIEF

Coordinates operations for the team of technicans who work on the bikes during the race weekend.

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GUIDO FONTANA
GUIDO FONTANATELEMETRIC DATA RECORDING >

GUIDO FONTANA
TELEMETRIC DATA RECORDING

Deals with download and analysis of telemetric data. Is also responsible for all electric and electronic aspects of the bike, which includes control unit, software and wiring. While on the track, even a few seconds before starting, is able to make modifications to the motorcycle setting in real-time. 

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GIANLUCA GIORGINI
GIANLUCA GIORGINITELEMETRIC DATA RECORDING >

GIANLUCA GIORGINI
TELEMETRIC DATA RECORDING

Deals with download and analysis of telemetric data. Is also responsible for all electric and electronic aspects of the bike, which includes control unit, software and wiring. While on the track, even a few seconds before starting, is able to make modifications to the motorcycle setting in real-time. 

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LINO ZAMENGO
LINO ZAMENGOTIRE AND FUEL MECHANIC >

LINO ZAMENGO
TIRE AND FUEL MECHANIC

He's in charge of fuel and tyres while on the track as well as their assembly (along with tires technicians), maintenance and all systems apt to always keep them in check (thermo-covers, pressure regulators, thermometers).

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EDDY BOSI
EDDY BOSITIRE AND FUEL MECHANIC >

EDDY BOSI
TIRE AND FUEL MECHANIC

He's in charge of fuel and tyres while on the track as well as their assembly (along with tires technicians), maintenance and all systems apt to always keep them in check (thermo-covers, pressure regulators, thermometers).

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CARLO TOCCAFONDI
CARLO TOCCAFONDIMECHANIC >

CARLO TOCCAFONDI
MECHANIC

Aprilia Racing mechanics are the "hand" of each team. They are responsible of the mechanical part as a whole of the motorcycle. They deal with the preparation, maintenance and repairs in case of failures or breakages. Once at HQ, they handle the spare parts stock. 

 

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FEDERICO VICINO
FEDERICO VICINOMECHANIC >

FEDERICO VICINO
MECHANIC

Aprilia Racing mechanics are the "hand" of each team. They are responsible of the mechanical part as a whole of the motorcycle. They deal with the preparation, maintenance and repairs in case of failures or breakages. Once at HQ, they handle the spare parts stock. 

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ANTONIO MIR MORANGUES
ANTONIO MIR MORANGUESMECHANIC >

ANTONIO MIR MORANGUES
MECHANIC

Aprilia Racing mechanics are the "hand" of each team. They are responsible of the mechanical part as a whole of the motorcycle. They deal with the preparation, maintenance and repairs in case of failures or breakages. Once at HQ, they handle the spare parts stock.

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FRANCO BORJA
FRANCO BORJAMECHANIC >

FRANCO BORJA
MECHANIC

Aprilia Racing mechanics are the "hand" of each team. They are responsible of the mechanical part as a whole of the motorcycle. They deal with the preparation, maintenance and repairs in case of failures or breakages. Once at HQ, they handle the spare parts stock.

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MARCO DRAGONETTI
MARCO DRAGONETTIMECHANIC >

MARCO DRAGONETTI
MECHANIC

Aprilia Racing mechanics are the "hand" of each team. They are responsible of the mechanical part as a whole of the motorcycle. They deal with the preparation, maintenance and repairs in case of failures or breakages. Once at HQ, they handle the spare parts stock. 

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IVANO MANCURTI
IVANO MANCURTIMECHANIC >

IVANO MANCURTI
MECHANIC

Aprilia Racing mechanics are the "hand" of each team. They are responsible of the mechanical part as a whole of the motorcycle. They deal with the preparation, maintenance and repairs in case of failures or breakages. Once at HQ, they handle the spare parts stock. 

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MAURIZIO VISANI
MAURIZIO VISANIMECHANIC >

MAURIZIO VISANI
MECHANIC

Aprilia Racing mechanics are the "hand" of each team. They are responsible of the mechanical part as a whole of the motorcycle. They deal with the preparation, maintenance and repairs in case of failures or breakages. Once at HQ, they handle the spare parts stock. 

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ALBERTO PRESUTTI
ALBERTO PRESUTTIMECHANIC >

ALBERTO PRESUTTI
MECHANIC

Aprilia Racing mechanics are the "hand" of each team. They are responsible of the mechanical part as a whole of the motorcycle. They deal with the preparation, maintenance and repairs in case of failures or breakages. Once at HQ, they handle the spare parts stock. 

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ROBERTO MARINONE
ROBERTO MARINONEMECHANIC >

ROBERTO MARINONE
MECHANIC

Aprilia Racing mechanics are the "hand" of each team. They are responsible of the mechanical part as a whole of the motorcycle. They deal with the preparation, maintenance and repairs in case of failures or breakages. Once at HQ, they handle the spare parts stock.  

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MASSIMO MENEGHIN
MASSIMO MENEGHINSPARE PARTS MANAGER >

MASSIMO MENEGHIN
SPARE PARTS MANAGER

In charge of managing the spare parts in the garage. He is responsible for making all the parts needed for racing and testing operations available, as well as for monitoring wear and any mileage for statistical purposes.

 

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FAUSTO GRESINI
FAUSTO GRESINITEAM MANAGER >

FAUSTO GRESINI
TEAM MANAGER

He manages the logistic, the relations with the race directors and everything concerning the sport regulation of the championship. He is able to solve all the last minute needs, from the logistic point of view and regarding the team members. 

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ALBERTO CAVEDON
ALBERTO CAVEDONAPRILIA RACING ENGINE ACADEMY >

ALBERTO CAVEDON
APRILIA RACING ENGINE ACADEMY

On-track manager in charge of monitoring and maintenance of the engine and mechanical parts connected to it.

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GIOVANNI MATTAROLLO
GIOVANNI MATTAROLLOVEHICLE ENGINEER >

GIOVANNI MATTAROLLO
VEHICLE ENGINEER

In charge of managing the technical aspects of the MotoGP project. He oversees the evolution of the bike, interaction with technical partners and with the Championship organisation concerning any technical aspects. In the racing department he organises and supervises the work done by the team of engineers and designers. 

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GIUSEPPE BUSATO
GIUSEPPE BUSATOAPRILIA RACING ENGINE ACADEMY >

GIUSEPPE BUSATO
APRILIA RACING ENGINE ACADEMY

On-track manager in charge of monitoring and maintenance of the engine and mechanical parts connected to it. 

 

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MARCO GRIFFONI
MARCO GRIFFONIAPRILIA RACING ENGINE ACADEMY >

MARCO GRIFFONI
APRILIA RACING ENGINE ACADEMY

On-track manager in charge of monitoring and maintenance of the engine and mechanical parts connected to it.

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OSCAR BOLZONELLA
OSCAR BOLZONELLASUSPENSION TECHNICIAN >

OSCAR BOLZONELLA
SUSPENSION TECHNICIAN

Physically prepares, overhauls and mounts the suspensions onto the motorcycle also dealing with all modifications requested by the pilot, engineer and head technician during trial run.

 

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DAVIDE DI BENEDETTO
DAVIDE DI BENEDETTOTEAM MARKETING COORDINATOR >

DAVIDE DI BENEDETTO
TEAM MARKETING COORDINATOR

Supports the Marketing team in the business development and Aprilia Racing brand development strategies.
This person is responsible for implementing all the marketing initiatives and manages the on-track experience and hospitality. 

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SVETLANA TOMASEVSCHI
SVETLANA TOMASEVSCHITEAM MARKETING COORDINATOR >

SVETLANA TOMASEVSCHI
TEAM MARKETING COORDINATOR

Supports the Marketing team in the business development and Aprilia Racing brand development strategies.
This person is responsible for implementing all the marketing initiatives and manages the on-track experience and hospitality. 

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MICHELE MASINI
MICHELE MASINITEAM COORDINATOR >

MICHELE MASINI
TEAM COORDINATOR

Manages all team competition logistics aspects: organises accommodations at the circuit, takes care of shipping the material, assists technicians and engineers in requests that are not strictly technical, interacts with the championship organisation and management at the various circuits.

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MARCO D'ACUNZO
MARCO D'ACUNZOAPRILIA RACING MARKETING AND SALES MANAGER >

MARCO D'ACUNZO
APRILIA RACING MARKETING AND SALES MANAGER

Handles development, sponsorship management and partnership/co-branding initiatives;
this person is also responsible for developing business connected to racing operations such as bike sales, services and products. This person has the task of structuring initiatives for marketing to promote the Aprilia Racing Brand. 

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FRANCESCO BEZZE
FRANCESCO BEZZEAPRILIA RACING MARKETING AND SALES COORDINATOR >

FRANCESCO BEZZE
APRILIA RACING MARKETING AND SALES COORDINATOR

Manages the marketing operations related to the Racing area in support of business and Aprilia Racing Brand promotion; responsible for the on-track experience for all guests and clients, in addition to coordinating all Racing digital operations and strategies. 

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PAOLO PEZZINI
PAOLO PEZZINIPRODUCT AND RACING PRESS OFFICE MANAGER >

PAOLO PEZZINI
PRODUCT AND RACING PRESS OFFICE MANAGER

Coordinates press operations, relations with specialised and non specialised journalists, conducting interviews, taking photographs and video. Manages the riders schedule during the race weekend.

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ANDREA ZOCCARATO
ANDREA ZOCCARATOPRESS RACING COORDINATOR >

ANDREA ZOCCARATO
PRESS RACING COORDINATOR

Coordinates press operations, relations with specialised and non specialised journalists, conducting interviews, taking photographs and video. Manages the riders' schedule during the race weekend.

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