Aprilia Reveals New Livery at its 2017 MotoGP Team Launch

Aprilia Reveals New Livery at its 2017 MotoGP Team Launch

Aprilia has become the last MotoGP manufacturer to unveil the colours it will carry in 2017.

The Gresini-run outfit took the covers off the RS-GP recruits Aleix Espargaro and Sam Lowes will race this year at Aprilia’s base on Friday and revealed a revamped livery.

After a delayed start with its first bespoke MotoGP bike last year, Aprilia made progress throughout the 2016 season, especially after introducing a new frame at Misano.

Espargaro, arriving from Suzuki, has been impressed with the package that now includes a heavily-upgraded engine, setting the 13th fastest time in the Sepang test and then the 10th fastest time at Phillip Island.

Rookie Lowes has spent the pre-season focusing on his step up from Moto2, mainly riding Aprilia’s 2016 bike.

The launched RS-GP does not feature the revised fairing Aprilia tried at Phillip Island last month, as MotoGP manufacturers seek solutions for the now-banned winglets.

Testing concludes in Qatar with three days from March 11, before the season opener at the Losail circuit a fortnight later.

Read more at http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/128354/aprilia-reveals-new-livery-at-motogp-launch

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