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    Aprilia have pulled the pin on their MotoGP plans for 2005, the bad news for Shane Byrne and Jeremy McWilliams was published last Sunday in the Italian sports press. Piaggio´s (Aprilia’s new owners) CEO, Rocco Sabelli announced the withdrawal from the MotoGP World Championship stating, "To stay in MotoGP could cost a lot of money and damage our firm.".

    Sabelli went on to say they would still be involved in the smaller cc classes "Aprilia haven't any doubt about maintaining our involvement in the 125 and 250 GP classes.”

    UK riders Shane Byrne and Jeremy McWilliams are now suddenly without rides. McWilliams supposedly still has two other offers on the table, the first is with his old Proton Team KR team with whom he tested the new KTM V4 powered machine last weekend in Jerez while being“on loan” from Aprilia. McWilliams must be hoping that the British-based American team will make him an offer that is better than the BSB MonsterMob deal.

    The Aprilia RS3 Cube had 48 starts with the Cosworth-designed triple over 3 years, its best result was a sixth place by American Colin Edwards at Motegi at the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix.

    According to additional reports from the Italian press, Aprilia is now considering an involvement with the World Supersbikes Championship.
    :roll:

  • #2
    Does that include the 250cc aswell????? Hope not cos what does that mean for Stoner???
    Quote: "What do i like about the GP?......The Crumpet I S&#39;pose" <span style="font-family:Times">The Late Barry Sheene &#39;01</span>

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    • #3
      Does that include the 250cc aswell????? *Hope not cos what does that mean for Stoner???
      No mate, Moto GP is the big 1000cc bikes, 250GP and 125GP are just that (125cc / 250cc). Aprilia could not get that fly-by wire throttle set up right, and every rider they put on the bike struggled with it, and they have had a couple of good riders on it.

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      • #4
        .....No mate, Moto GP is the big 1000cc bikes.....
        What an idiot i know that :oops: can we delete that now :oops:
        Quote: "What do i like about the GP?......The Crumpet I S&#39;pose" <span style="font-family:Times">The Late Barry Sheene &#39;01</span>

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        • #5
          box put your glasses on

          Sabelli went on to say they would still be involved in the smaller cc classes \"Aprilia haven't any doubt about maintaining our involvement in the 125 and 250 GP classes.” *
          hmmmm...

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          • #6
            .....No mate, Moto GP is the big 1000cc bikes.....
            What an idiot i know that :oops: can we delete that now :oops:
            It's because you now live over east :cry: other wise you would never of wrote that :!: :oops:

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            • #7
              Does that include the 250cc aswell????? Hope not cos what does that mean for Stoner???

              Does anyone know this guy ??

              A little advice... Stay away from small men with candy...

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