WSBK » Marco Melandri confirms Aprilia move


Marco Melandri formally announces that he will ride with Aprilia Racing in the 2014 World Superbike Championship.

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pcxmac

November 01, 2013 10:19 PM

Aprilia with three guys would be very nice, just like when Honda did the right thing and kept Dovi in for a year. It wouldnt be easy for Eugene and Sylvain if Dosoli is at the helm, but Euegene+Melandri would be just as good in 2014 as it was in 2011.

JimmyTheRealOne

November 02, 2013 1:11 AM

Three-rider line-up would be AWESOME! Can you imagine these three Italian beasts chasing down Tom's green monster? OMFG! A lone champion against a three man army. And Giugliano and Davies on Ducatis... I can't wait for the 2014 season to begin!

shamarone

November 02, 2013 3:49 AM

re: "Aprilia with three guys would be very nice"

re: "The collective noun for THREE Aprilias is an Atrilia"

re: "Three-rider line-up would be AWESOME"

I got 2 words for your 3 man team... INTERNET FANTASY.

pcxmac

November 02, 2013 6:16 AM

Dovi did take 3rd in the championship the year he was kept over :) Honda have never really given Dovi a fair shake on the Honda like Marc or Dani, Dani was beaten by Dovi in 2011 and Dani managed to make Jorge look pretty average 2nd half of last year. Where people finish and what there ability is in this class is not the same thing. Dovi got a good number of podiums in 2010, especially after Dani was off the grid due to injury, Honda's threesome in 2011, was the best thing they could have done, and Dovi fully warranted it, he also beat Cal the following year, on a bike he had less experience on.

Anyone who thinks Dovi didn't deserve a last shot on the Honda needs to have their head assessed for illness or injury. & like Dovi, Eugene has fully warranted Aprilia's interest and full support for another season. Sykes has been the fastest for a while, but Eugene has enough to bring the battle to him. New 2014 rules might make it more economically feasible to put Eugene on that bike for a

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