MotoGP » Aprilia celebrates record GP win


Nicolas Terol's 125cc victory in the Czech Republic pushes Aprilia past MV Agusta in terms of all-time GP victories.

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Jumper289 - Unregistered

August 18, 2010 12:55 PM

Congrats to Aprilla but you must remember that MV got their victories in ALL the major classes and not just 125/250-granted their wins were at at time when the competition was not as fierce as today's classes but they got them against every machine/rider that was put on the start line next to them

Hugh Janus - Unregistered

August 18, 2010 1:15 PM

Respect to Aprilia for taking the fight to the leading rivals of the era, the might of the Japanese factories. Sure the competition varied to next to nothing at times as far as works bikes were concerned but MV won lots and lots of their races against no works machinery whatsoever for years and years. Respect to MV though but consider the realities of their situation (and Ago's many race and championship wins - lapping almost the entire filed at times). Thank you Aprilia for wrestling total Japanese domination out of their hands. :p :p :p

GS - Unregistered

August 18, 2010 1:47 PM

It's rather ironic that Aprilia should claim the win record only a few days after it was announced that the 125cc class will be moving to four-stroke single cylinder 250cc machines in 2012. First 250cc 2T racing is effectively banned with the move to Moto2 and now 125cc 2T has gone the same way.

Anyone would think that the Japanese wanted to stop Aprilia piling up race wins... Perish the thought!

Flavio Bonnin

August 18, 2010 4:12 PM

Biaggi was prior to Rossi in leaving the leading bike for an adventure with Honda (in 250cc) and won the championship against all odds...I wonder what would have happened if Yamaha put all their efforts and resource$$$ when he did the same from Honda to Yamaha (in 500cc/MGP) in 1999 as they obviously did later with Rossi in 2004.

Sweeble - Unregistered

August 18, 2010 4:26 PM

I don't know if Aprilia can claim these as wins given that they were pretty much the only manufacturer on the grid for most of them. They're doing a great job in WSBK though where competion between manufacturers is hot.

Southerner

August 18, 2010 4:29 PM

Agree Flavio and Hugh.
Bottom line,great job by Aprilia in the lesser??? classes and currently in SBK.
I'm hopefull and at the same time pretty sure that they will enter GP with that RSV in some form or other come 2012.
Could be Max might have the last laugh regarding race bike developement in a couple of years time.Full circle.Sure he won't announce some 'schmaltzy' return to GP,'kiss and tell junk'.
Will miss the stroker's.

Westminister - Unregistered

August 18, 2010 5:38 PM

With two classes litered with Aprilia, only now they surpass the defunct MV Agusta. What took them so long, or was the MV Agusta just that much better...

Greatest bike manufacturer indeed...

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