This morning, after showing a video in memory of Fausto Gresini, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini presented us its drivers and bikes for the upcoming MotoGP season. A short live on Facebook in which we heard drivers’ and teams’ words.
Today Aprilia Racing Team Gresini presented live from Qatar its new line-up for the 2021 MotoGP season. After a short video that summed up previous seasons highlights in memory of Fausto Gresini, the team was interviewed. Even the drivers spoke after the bikes were shown. Last year corona-virus ruined their plans and they couldn’t express their potential completely. The hope is to do better this year.
Romano Albesiano, technical director fo the team, said: “We are very positive about this year’s bike. Everything was ok during the making process“. Then Massimo Rivola, CEO of the team, defined Aleix Espargaro as “The captain, because he has been here for a long time and will be a good reference for Lorenzo. Fausto believed a lot in our new driver and so we do. The goal for this season is to keep growing, also by using some of Fausto’s tips.”.
Aleix Espargaro, who will start his fifth season with the team said that every year they made some steps forward and they hope to keep growing. Before showing the bikes a touched Lorenzo Savadori was interviewed: “I have worked a lot during this winter to be ready. I want to thank Fausto and the team for the trust they have in me. I will do my best to honour him.”
Talking about the bike and its livery we can see that there is less green on the sides. The most important change is probably the Aprilia yellow writing which was removed from the front wing and replaced by “Fausto”. A beautiful writing to remember the recently deceased founder. We can see that a lot of aerodynamic appendages were added to last year’s bike.