Factory Aprilia Gresini boss Romano Albesiano believes it was vitally important for the Italian factory to sign an experienced line-up for its return to MotoGP competition in 2015. They will compete with Alvaro Bautista and Marco Melandri most experienced line-ups on the 2015 grid.
“It is very important for us to have two experienced riders. We wanted to have one rider with recent experience of a top-level bike and Alvaro is this one having been on the Honda. And Marco has huge experience.” Albesiano told MCN
“We know him very well from working with him in World Superbikes and we really appreciate his ability to develop the bike. We have two riders that can help us a lot to develop the bike and that is important with a new project.”