The Aspar team has confirmed that it will continue with Aprilia, using a radically revised motorcycle, in MotoGP next season.
Aspar has headlined Aprilia's ART project, using machines based on the RSV4 superbike, since the privateer CRT class was introduced at the start of 2012.
During Friday practice for this weekend's British MotoGP, Aspar's Gino Borsoi told MotoGP.com
about the future plans:
"We have had good news from Aprilia. From next year we will have a new package - engine, frame, aerodynamics. We are quite happy and think we will have a really good bike for next season."
Borsoi indicated that the new engine will feature pneumatic valves, and that the addition of a seamless shift gearbox is possible.
Not yet decided is if Aprilia will race as an official factory entry (alongside Honda, Yamaha and Ducati) and therefore be able to use its own electronic software.
The alternative is to continue as a privateer entry, which from next season means compulsory use of the full standard ECU system, but again allows more fuel and engine changes.
“Now it is not decided if we will run the Dorna ECU. I think we will know in a few weeks.”
Reigning CRT champion Aleix Espargaro and Suzuki development rider Randy de Puniet have raced for Aspar since the start of 2012.
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