The home race is always a special time, but the 2017 Misano GP is charged with even more significance for Aprilia. It was precisely on this track, 30 years ago, that the Italian brand took its first Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing win in the 250 class with Loris Reggiani. It was the beginning of a great sports heritage, reflected by an impressive collection of trophies: 54 world titles in all motorcycle disciplines, including 38 in Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing with 294 races won.
The Aprilia Racing Team Gresini therefore arrives at the Marco Simoncelli circuit with some extra motivation that further fuels their great confidence after the tests a few weeks ago. The growth of the RS-GP is tangible. The margin for growth is still great and it can be achieved by working on the details, given the overall quality of the technical package. And so, the RS-GP will once again be seeking a good result, armed with the potential it has shown thus far.