Aprilia WSB Decision Looming

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When Aprilia announced that they were heading to MotoGP one year earlier than planned, the future of a 2015 official WSB effort looked at best uncertain. With the announcement that Alvaro Bautista would be one of their expected two riders in MotoGP in 2015, and the future direction of Marco Melandri in MotoGP still not guaranteed yet, Aprilia Racing chief Romano Albesiano still has many issues to fix.

He may not get his current wish of one strong MotoGP effort and the continuation of a strong WSB team, given the realities faced by the WSB paddock – but they are still trying.

He said, “We are deciding in these days. I cannot tell you anything because it is not defined. It is a complicated matter and it is changing day by day. Considering the tradition of Aprilia in Superbike, considering the performance we are showing, we are looking for the conditions to remain and we really would like to remain. If we can find a solution for all the points we would be very happy to join Superbike next year.”

Time is marching for Aprilia in WSB and with no-one currently able to bring enough money to continue to run the Aprilia in a separate Superbike effort, that time does appear to be short.