2010 World Superbike champion Max Biaggi is aiming to assemble his new group of Aprilia team members in time for Christmas.
The Italian's former team manger Francesco Guidotti and crew chief Giovanni Sandi, plus some mechanics, are heading for pastures new in 2012.
Guidotti is said to be joining Pramac in MotoGP, while the others are rumoured to be involved in Giampiero Sacchi's proposed Ioda Racing CRT MotoGP project.
Biaggi - who has recently been in New York to present the 2012 Pirelli calendar, then travelled to Qatar for an Aprilia promotional event - wrote on his official website:
“Now I expect the most important task before Christmas, to create with [Aprilia's Gigi] Dall Igna, my new team in order to attack the 2012 World Championship.”
According to GPone.com, Enrico Folegnani - who stood in as crew chief for Biaggi during post-season testing - has turned down the role for the 2012 season.
Irishman Eugene Laverty will ride alongside Biaggi next year.