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Davies tests Aprilia

'Secret' Aprilia test for new ParkinGO World Superbike team and WSS champion Chaz Davies.
Reigning World Supersport champion Chaz Davies and his ParkinGO team were testing World Superbike machinery at Portimao yesterday (Wednesday) - but with Aprilia rather than Ducati!

The news was broken by Motosprint.it, which reports that Aprilia has tempted the team by offering the same level of factory support allocated to the PATA team.

ParkinGO had been planning to run Ducati 1198s in WSBK next year, but the recent twin-cylinder weight change could also be a factor in switching to Aprilia.

Eugene Laverty, who tested with PATA after the 2011 season finale, was recently announced as riding for the official Aprilia Racing squad, alongside Max Biaggi.

However, PATA - which ran Noriyuki Haga this season - intends to continue and is said to be trying to sign MotoGP rider Randy de Puniet.

The new one-bike rule in WSBK might also mean an increase in 'official' bikes, depending on the amount of development for 2012.



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Eugene Laverty, Qatar WSBK race1 2014
Eugene Laverty, Qatar WSBK race1 2014
Eugene Laverty, Qatar WSBK race1 2014
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Eugene Laverty, Qatar WSBK 2014
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Ummm not sure - Unregistered

November 03, 2011 10:04 AM

Ummm not sure about this yeah its a great bike but Chaz could have the same issues as Leon Camier due to his size, but he did come up through the GP 125 and 250 ranks so knows how to keep the corner speed up and the 'Prilla is about the same size as his 2009 R6 he just won the title on so i may be wrong and he may fly on it I do hope so as I rate Chaz



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