Earlier this week Aprilia announced they would be stopping their Moto2 project for the 2010 season. The news was of great surprise to Team Aspar, who had expected the Italian brand to supply them with bikes for next season. Now, Jorge Martínez ‘Aspar’, head of Team Aspar, and Gino Borsoi, Sporting Director, will travel to Aprilia’s headquarters in Noale next Tuesday to meet with the Italian firm’s directors, and seek a solution to the current situation.
The Aspar Team has two 125cc World Champions to ride in its Moto2 team in 2010, in current title holder Julián Simón and 2008 champion Mike di Meglio, and also have top-level international sponsors. In their best interests, Aspar are keen to find a solution, but will otherwise seek the most competitive option to pursue its goal of competing in the intermediate category next season.
“The news came as a surprise to me,” explained Aspar. “We believed the project was developing and wanted Aprilia for our arrival in Moto2, because there is no doubt the Italian brand has great experience in World Championships.”
“Next Tuesday, Gino and I will travel to Italy to meet with the leaders of Aprilia, and see if we can find a solution. If there isn’t one, we’ll immediately look at our other options. What is clear is that we’ll go with the most reliable project, because Julián and Mike, both 125cc World Champions, must have the best equipment to challenge for the title. We also cannot let down the trust placed in us by our sponsors.”
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