Once the door has been closed at Honda to make a possible replacement of Marc Márquez by the positive evolution of the arm injury, Andrea Dovizioso He has once again been open to receiving proposals that allow him to remain active beyond participating in the national motocross. And if in autumn he said no to an offer from Aprilia to continue as an active rider “because they didn’t have enough budget”, now he is no longer so reticent and has accepted the proposal of Massimo rivola to test the promising Aprilia RS-GP in a private test in Jerez from April 12 to 14, which is interpreted as a first step to perhaps return to MotoGP earlier than planned.
“It has been a pleasure to invite Andrea, the days in Jerez will simply be an opportunity to get to know each other better, also on the track. It will not be a test of ‘marriage’, but an opportunity to ride together without any obligation for the future. We all know Andrea’s worth and her contribution will be important, even for just one event, ”explained Massimo Rivola, head of Aprilia Racing.
In the official statement they also collect statements from Andrea Dovizioso: “Aprilia’s interest pleased me and when we talked about the possibility of doing this test, I gladly accepted the invitation, to be able to ride a MotoGP bike again and stay in training by giving my opinion to the technicians. I want to thank Aprilia Racing for this opportunity ”, he said.
Aleix Espargaró and Lorenzo Savadori They will be the official drivers of the Aprilia Gresini Racing team in 2021 and they have been left without a tester after the goodbye of Bradley Smith when he lost the pulse with Savadori to be the second driver.