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Aprilia to return to MotoGP™ in 2016

Aprilia will return to the MotoGP™ World Championship as a factory entrant in 2016, it has been announced by parent company Piaggio.

The news came on Tuesday during the EICMA bike show in Italy.

“In 2016, Aprilia will return to MotoGP™ with the goal of winning and discovering the same success we have enjoyed in World Superbikes,” comments Roberto Colaninno, CEO of Piaggio. “

The Italian marque was last part of the World Championship as a factory team in 2004.



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Alright! Suzuki and Aprilia coming back will surely spice things up! Can't wait!

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Should be good for sure, Ape has has lots of success in WSBK, maybe Biaggi will come out of retirement lol
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Great news been a 2 horse race for way to long............. Pardon the pun;)
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should be good & more factory bikes for the crazies from moto2

now if only kawasaki & BMW would get involved, oh & maybe a competitive bike from ducati, then they could get rid of the CRT's
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should be good & more factory bikes for the crazies from moto2

now if only kawasaki & BMW would get involved, oh & maybe a competitive bike from ducati, then they could get rid of the CRT's
Exactly, Kawi hasn't announced anything yet, but with the way they are performing in WSBK, they should pull their socks up and announce their return soon.

BMW, can't really tell what their strategic perspective on the matter is, pull out of WSBK and enter MotoGP, or is it 'we showed the world what our bike can do, we don't need to do anything else........?'

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i was actually surprised to hear BMW is pulling out of SBK, the Canadian Superbike Races here has the champion Jordon Zsoke on .. you guessed it a S1K :)
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Very good article on why this is most likely NOT going to happen and the timing of the announcement.

http://www.motomatters.com/news/2013...2016_just.html
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