Ioda's Alex de Angelis swapped his outdated ART Aprilia for the factory's 2015 RS-GP during testing at Misano.

The Sammarinese, taken out of Sunday's home race by Yonny Hernandez, rode a machine normally used by Aprilia's official test team, fitted with Bridgestone tyres

"First of all I am very happy with this test," de Angelis said. "The RS-GP Test Team Aprilia is not equipped with the latest updates used by the official riders, but it is good to compare the racing material which Aprilia done in its development.

"Compared to my ART bikes this is a major step forward both in terms of engine and chassis. I want to thank Aprilia Racing the Team Iodaracing e-motion for the opportunity they given to me."

de Angelis would clearly like to use the bike during the remaining MotoGP rounds, although it is not yet clear if that will be possible. Ioda is also yet to confirm its 2016 plans.