WSBK » Melandri to make Aprilia debut in test?


Marco Melandri could be out on the Aprilia RSV4 when post-season World Superbike testing gets underway at Jerez on Tuesday.

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Shrieker1

October 21, 2013 1:30 PM
Last Edited 312 days ago

I really feel sorry for Laverty, he does the double and two days later someone else is testing his bike...

I can only LOL to Aprilia. I have a feeling they'll miss Eug just the same way Ducati missed Stoner after thinking less of him and letting go.

BooBoo123

October 21, 2013 1:41 PM

Apparently Guintoli had a clause in his contract that stipulated if he was top three in the championship by a certain point in the season he had an automatic renewal.

To be fair, disparity in wins aside, Guintoli and Laverty were pretty evenly-matched this season, and it's easy to forget that Laverty only won 1 race last season in his first year with Aprilia.

Given Guintoli won 3 on inferior Ducati machinery, you can only really compare them after next season.

Vilas46

October 21, 2013 3:51 PM

BooBoo123

Good commente, i agree with you only waching Guintoli numbers in 2014 is reasonable to say somethingh.. Even with Guintoli saying that he imidiatly feel confortable with the Rsv4 the realaty is that the Aprilia ia one bike that need a good base of preparacion and Laverty had more experience on this bike.. They are both great riders 4sure Laverty is the rider with most potencial but for me if Melandri jumps onbord this bike he will be the number 1 rider, not because Guintoli whants but because Melandri is an excelente rider better and faster then Guintoli in my view... Will be nice to wach if the expirence that Guintoli have with this year will be enaught to old on Melandri.. I guess Laverty will be with Ducati, by far not the best bike to shine on but if he manage to beat the others he will find other options i hope that he have some luck because Motogp is very hard and if Ducati dont improve he will have tuff moments playing on the last places with the other Ducatis..

pcxmac

October 21, 2013 10:34 PM

If Dosoli is with Melandri, Melandri will be the #1 rider :)

So far as Guintoli being evenly matched, I guess you could say that, but that would be saying the same thing as Jenson Button being evenly matched with Lewis Hamilton, and to be frank, thats not even really the case, Guintoli just hung around for points and didnt really push for glory, might be the smart way to go about things, if you are on one of the best supported bikes with Max's old crew chief, but he had no chance of beating Sykes with that attitude, and despite the DNFs for Laverty and Sykes both of them finished in front of Guitnoli, and had Melandri had a decent bike and Chaz not been given 2nd best, both of them would have finished in front of Guintoli too.

kimi07

October 22, 2013 8:39 AM

APRILIA WILL GO BACKWARDS NEXT YEAR AS LAVERTY WAS THE NUMBER ONE RIDER THEY WILL MISS HIM AS GUITNOILI IS NOT IN HE SAME CLASS AS LAVERTY GUITNOILI SAID HE LOST HIS MO JO WHY KEEP A R IDER THAT CAN NOT WIN RACES

APRILIA SHOULD RUN 3 BIKES NEXT YEAR AND KEEP LAVERTY AND SEE HOW WIN RACES

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