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aprilia back in moto gp


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Alright Fella,


Where did you hear that? couldn't see anything on motogp.com


Would be awesome to have Aprilia back in the top class of MotoGP again, it would mean that they wouldn't have to lose all their good riders from the 250cc class.


I know they are going into the WSB championship next year but MotoGP would be cool.

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Its not next year..they are looking into going into moto gp when they have no interest in the lower 250 class.....as and when it goes 4 stroke!

 

I herd Apprilia are pissed at the four stroke move. Them and KTM. :?

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They would be....they dont have a reason to make them and there right about using production engines..its prototype ring ffs.


But you can see it from ezpeletas point of view as well....cheaper for everyone better closer racing.

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2010/2011 I think it's planned for. no more 250cc are they planning on going over to a supersport championship? 600cc


If so will that lead to good MotoGP riders cause they say that with the 800cc bikes a 250cc style is good?

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He is rite,


http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sport ... gp-return/


Aprilia bosses have confirmed to MCN that a new V4 engine will begin dyno testing next year as the Italian factory plots a future return to the MotoGP world championship.


No official date has been set for an Aprilia return to MotoGP after the Noale factory quit the premier class at the end of 2004 having struggled to make the three-cylinder Cube machine competitive.


Aprilia boss Gigi Dall’Igna confirmed to MCN that designs of the new motor were currently being worked on.


Aprilia will return to World Superbikes in 2009, but a MotoGP return is on the cards with Dall’Igna confirming Aprilia has no plans to enter the new 250GP four-stroke replacement class.


Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta unveiled the new class last weekend in Le Mans, with capacity between 625 and 650cc, limited revs and controlled ECU.


Aprilia though don’t want to participate in the new class, not least because they don’t have a production 600cc machine like its Japanese rivals.


Dall’Igna told MCN: “We will be back in MotoGP in the future and it will be a V4 motor. For me the V4 is the perfect engine for the 800cc class. For sure Yamaha this year show us that also the in-line four is a very good concept but my opinion is the V4 is the best package.”


Dall’Igna said Aprilia’s new MotoGP would be done completely in-house after heavy involvement from UK-based car engineering company Cosworth on its RS3 990cc machine.


“We will do this project completely in-house. The experience to do a good car engine is not enough to do a good engine for bikes,” added Dall’Igna.

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2010/2011 I think it's planned for. no more 250cc are they planning on going over to a supersport championship? 600cc


If so will that lead to good MotoGP riders cause they say that with the 800cc bikes a 250cc style is good?

No he doesnt want to use 60 cos they do that in supersport,ezpeleta it said was looking at a possible 640 inline4 with a rev ceiling of 16000.


But bartol at KTm and aprilia said that they would have to start from scratch and they would be slower than supersports and effectivly be a dumbing down of the world championship.

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