Bezzecchi files chez Aprilia

Bezzecchi files chez Aprilia

After attracting Jorge Martin to its ranks, the Aprilia team confirmed this Monday the signing of Italian rider Marco Bezzecchi, who will replace Maverick Viñales from next season.

The Aprilia team is starting from scratch.
While Aleix Espargaro decided to end his career at the end of the season, the Noale firm took advantage of the consequences of the signing of Marc Marquez at Ducati to attract Jorge Martin. However, she probably did not anticipate the departure of Maverick Viñales. Indeed, the Spanish driver will put an end to three and a half years of collaboration with the Italian brand to join the fold of KTM. The only winning driver with three different manufacturers has signed up with the Austrian brand and will be Enea Bastianini’s teammate within the French Tech3 team. When looking for a replacement for the native of Figueras, Aprilia managers turned to the VR46 team to convince Marco Bezzecchi to join them.

Through a press release, the signing of the Italian driver for several seasons starting in 2025 was made official. “ I welcome one of the best Italian talentswho has proven himself in the junior categories and especially last year in MotoGP, where he achieved excellent performances and won solo victories,” said Aprilia Racing boss Massimo Rivola.

Bezzecchi was a first choice for Aprilia

The latter adds that “ the alliance of an Italian rider and an Italian motorcycle is exciting » while ensuring that Marco Bezzecchi was the first choice of the Noale manufacturer, just like Jorge Martin. “ With them, we can write an important new chapter in the history of Aprilia Racing “, he concluded. Member of the team set up by Valentino Rossi since 2022, the Italian driver shone from his debut in the premier category, being named “rookie of the year” then signing three victories last year during the Grand Prix of the Americas , the French Grand Prix and the Indian Grand Prix. More in difficulty this season riding a Ducati model 2023,
the native of Rimini took the chance to join the official team of a manufacturer when the prospects of benefiting from an official motorcycle from VR46 were uncertain.

The arrival of Marco Bezzecchi at Aprilia is the latest movement in a “silly season” which is aptly named since everything indicates that none of the eleven teams present on the starting grid will approach the 2025 season with the same duo of pilots only in 2024 while the turmoil born from the signing with Ducati snatched by Marc Marquez could convince the Pramac team to swap its Italian motorcycles for Yamahas.

The 2025 MotoGP grid
Aprilia : Jorge Martin, Marco Bezzecchi
Ducati: Francesco Bagnaia, Marc Marquez
Ducati Gresini: To define
Honda LCR : Johann Zarco, To define
Yamaha : Fabio Quartararo, To define
Ducati VR46: To define
Ducati or Yamaha Pramac: To define
KTM : Brad Binder, Pedro Acosta
KTM Tech3 : Enea Bastianini, Maverick Viñales
Honda : Luca Marini, To define
Aprilia Trackhouse : To define

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