Why MotoGP's smallest manufacturer now belongs in the elite class

Why MotoGP's smallest manufacturer now belongs in the elite class

Aleix Espargaro's frustrated media debriefs became a common theme in 2019, but an encouraging showing in the Sepang test with the latest evolution of its RS-GP points to a positive future

Aprilia unveiled the long-awaited "revolution" of its RS-GP MotoGP bike at last weekend's Sepang pre-season test, which was met with praise from its number one rider Aleix Espargaro after a positive six days of running during the shakedown and the official test.

In doing so, Aprilia has already passed its first major challenge with its new bike.

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