Gallery: Milwaukee Aprilia team launch

As the first test of the 2017 Superbike World Championship got underway in Jerez this morning, the British-based Milwaukee Aprilia squad lifted the covers off the RSV4-RF Aprilia Eugene Laverty and Lorenzo Savadori will race as the season gets underway at Phillip Island next month. 

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Having switched from the BMW machinery they campaigned last year, the launch marks a new start for the Shaun Muir Racing outfit. The team had been keen to have more involvement from a manufacturer, and with the amount of Aprilia personnel in the garage at the team launch, including top dog Romano Albesiano, it looks like they may have just got their wish. 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing