Aprilia RS-GP

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Aprilia RS-GP
Alvaro Bautista-motogp-2015.JPG
Alvaro Bautista riding Aprilia RS-GP at Katalonien 2015
ManufacturerAprilia
Parent companyPiaggio
Productionsince 2015
PredecessorAprilia RS Cube
ClassPrototype
Engine1,000 cc (61 cu in) four-stroke V4
Transmission6-speed

Aprilia RS-GP is the name of the series of four-stroke V4 Prototype Motorcycles developed by Aprilia to compete in the MotoGP World Championship.

History[edit]

For 2015 Aprilia returned to the world championship with a factory effort, with Álvaro Bautista and Marco Melandri, who made a comeback since he last competed in the premier class back in 2010. Aprilia return to the premier class under the name Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, to be exact, not a under a full factory effort.

For 2016 Aprilia stays in MotoGP but this time the 2011 Moto2 World Champion, Stefan Bradl, joined the Aprilia squad, having competed with the team from 2015 Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix onward.

On April 3, 2016, the RS-GP achieved its best result yet, having finished in 7th place in the 2016 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix with Stefan Bradl after starting the race from 16 on the grid.

Specifications[edit]

Main frame : Aluminium twin-tube frame, Aluminium swingarm

Dry weight : 160 Kg (as per FIM regulations)

Fuel tank capacity : 22 lt (as per FIM regulations)

Accessories : Barracuda

Engine : Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC 4 pneumatic valves, V4

Total displacement : 1000 cc

Maximum Power : 255 hp

Maximum speed : 350 km/h

Gearbox : 6-speed

Tyres : Michelin

Brake : Brembo

Chain : Titanium PBR sprocket

Suspension : OHLINS magnesium telescopic fork (front), fully adjustable OHLINS Pro-link (rear)

Exhaust : Akrapovic

Complete MotoGP results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Tyres Team No. Rider 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts Pos
2015 B Aprilia Racing Team Gresini QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 36 5th
6 GermanyStefan Bradl 20 14 Ret 16 18 18 21 10 18
19 SpainÁlvaro Bautista Ret 15 19 15 15 14 10 17 14 18 13 10 15 13 16 14 15 14
33 ItalyMarco Melandri 21 Ret 20 19 18 18 Ret 19
70 Republic of IrelandMichael Laverty 20
2016 M Aprilia Racing Team Gresini QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER AUT CZE GBR RSM ARA MAL JPN AUS VAL 101 5th
6 GermanyStefan Bradl Ret 7 10 14 10 14 12 8 DNS 19 14 Ret 12 10 10 11 17 13
19 SpainÁlvaro Bautista 13 10 11 Ret 9 Ret 8 Ret 10 16 16 10 10 9 7 12 7 10
2017 M Aprilia Racing Team Gresini QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 64 6th
22 United KingdomSam Lowes 18 Ret Ret 16 14 19 19 Ret Ret 18 20 Ret Ret 20 13 19 Ret Ret
41 SpainAleix Espargaró 6 Ret 16 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 7 8 13 Ret Ret 6 7 Ret Ret
2018 M Aprilia Racing Team Gresini QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL 59 6th
41 SpainAleix Espargaró 19 Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret Ret 13 DNS 5 7 C 14 6 13 Ret 9 11 Ret
45 United KingdomScott Redding 20 12 17 15 Ret Ret 12 14 15 Ret 20 C 21 16 16 19 13 19 11
2019 M Aprilia Racing Team Gresini QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL - -
29 ItalyAndrea Iannone 14
41 SpainAleix Espargaró 10

* Season still in progress.