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Auto Shows Aprilia RS-GP 2021: New engine and more downforce thanks to the new aero package

10:50  17 december  2020
10:50  17 december  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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A totally revamped RS - GP launches Aprilia towards the new MotoGP season for an all-Italian challenge. The new technical base was born with the The Aprilia racing department – one of the most glorious with 54 world titles in its trophy case – improved, a testimony to the great commitment

Enter the official Aprilia website, discover all the new models of motorcycles and scooters, the latest The 2020 MotoGP season officially begins for Aprilia with the presentation of an entirely redesigned RS - GP , thanks to the experience of one of the most glorious racing department, with 54 world titles

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Aprilia presented a completely new motorcycle for the MotoGP season 2020. After many years with the 75-degree V4 engine, Aprilia switched to a V4 engine with a cylinder angle of 90 degrees, which is also used by the competition. The winter tests already showed that the 2020 Aprilia has potential.

But Aprilia could not work on progress during the season due to the frozen development. These should follow in 2021. The Italians plan to further improve the engine and refine the aerodynamics. The 2021 aero package should deliver more downforce and thereby reduce the tendency to wheelie.

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Technical Director Romano Albesiano is convinced that Aprilia was hit harder than the competition by the coronavirus situation: "It hit us a lot because we made the decision to design a brand new motorcycle in the middle of last season. The plan was to do one to start the project in the season and then develop it in the course of the year. "

"The development of the engines and the aerodynamics were frozen. So we had to complete the entire season with a very young level of development. Apart from that, our performances were good. We significantly reduced the gap to the top. We were more or less 50 percent closer on, "says Albesiano, satisfied.

"Right from the start, the motorcycle was better than its predecessor. This also applies to areas from which we hadn't expected," says the Aprilia manager, who is very optimistic for 2021.

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"At home we developed a 50 percent new engine for the coming season. This engine already works very well on the test bench. We are happy to be bringing this innovation to the track," explains Albesiano.

"Aerodynamically, we had to work with a configuration that produced very little downforce. In the coming season we can use a more balanced aerodynamics configuration. This should offer us advantages," predicts the Aprilia team's technical director.

Albesiano sees less need for action with the chassis. "Aleix (Espargaro) reports that our motorcycle has no deficits in handling and is sometimes even better than the opponent's. We have to improve the engine and reduce the wheelie tendency. If we then have a better understanding of the tires and how to use them, then we should have a very good season and be very close to the top drivers, "said the Aprilia technical director.

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