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Aprilia to BSB Evo with Splitlath

Aprilia becomes the eighth manufacturer to commit to the British Superbike Championship in 2010, following fellow debutants BMW and KTM
Eight manufacturers will compete in the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2010 after Aprilia added its name to the list by entering two bikes into the Evo class under the Splitlath Motorsport banner.

The iconic Italian name will join Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Ducati, KTM and BMW by participating in the domestic Superbike series, entering two RSV-4s for brothers Chris and Joe Burns.

To be run under the guidance of Splitlath manager John Dimbylow, he was delighted to be the only Evo team thus far with a two-bike entry.

“We have entered BSB Evo as we really believe that it is the future,” he said. “The beauty of the Aprilia is that it is a race bike with lights and we can make various changes at each round to help with the development.

“We are very excited that we have also been able to run a two-man team, especially to have Chris and Joe together. I think they will really push each other and this in turn will develop them both and the new Aprilia.

“We have testing planned for March and then we will be all set for Brands Hatch and hoping to get the season off to the best possible start. We are now looking forward to a consistent debut season.”

In addition to bolstering the manufacturer entrants, together with Jentin BMW's announcement it will enter a bike for Steve Brogan in 2010, there is now a confirmed 32 riders on the BSB grid, with a total of 12 targeting the inaugural Evo crown.


Tagged as: Aprilia , superbikes , Burns , EVO , Britain , splitlath

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morepower - Unregistered

February 24, 2010 2:02 PM

Whilst I think the EVO class is a great idea, I do think that it would be wrong to make it the BSB main class.I think EVO should be the domain of the privateers, who on the whole struggle for budget to run against the factory backed teams. Also EVO would/will stop the better supported (funded) privateer teams buying year old fatory bikes which gives them the edge over the others. HOWEVER, I do not think that the EVO class should replace BSB as the main class as it could possibly alienate the riders from the world stage.It would also make it impossible for the teams to enter a WSB round as a wildcard. Std engine and no electronics vs WSB spec.As good as our boys are I think they might strugle



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