The Aprilia Racing MotoGP team visits Brembo


 After the landmark double win in Catalonia at the end of the Barcelona GP, the Aprilia Racing MotoGP Team arrived this afternoon at about 17.00 at the Brembo Racing Department in Curno, just a few kilometers outside Bergamo.

After Spain, it heads for Italy and the San Marino and Rimini Riviera GP. After the landmark double win in Catalonia at the end of the Barcelona GP with first and second place won respectively by Aleix Espargaró and Maverick Viñales, the Aprilia Racing MotoGP Team arrived this afternoon at about 17.00 at the Brembo Racing Department in Curno, just a few kilometers outside Bergamo.

It was a visit that also provided an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful result obtained in Spain before moving approximately 350 km south towards Emilia Romagna where the 12th GP of the season will take place on the Marco Simoncelli Circuit in Misano.


Together with the CEO Massimo Rivola and the Aprilia Racing MotoGP Team staff, the Spanish riders were welcomed by the Brembo Performance COO - Mario Almondo - and several employees at the Bergamo-based company who work in close contact on a day-to-day basis with the entire team.

“We will be arriving in Misano with huge enthusiasm after the double win in Barcelona, even more so after this visit where so many Brembo employees have welcomed us in party style”, 
Massimo Rivola, Aprilia CEO, said. “Aprilia and Brembo are two excellent examples of Made in Italy and a source of pride for all enthusiasts and MotoGP. If I think today about who can stop a car or a motorcycle, I think of Brembo, a company which has become a point of reference for all Motorsport teams”.


"Aleix and Maverick, together with Massimo and all the people who work with them, have done an extraordinary job which has enabled Aprilia to achieve very significant results in the top bike category", said Mario Almondo, Brembo Performance COO.“Brembo is always at their side with our engineers who with every race try to refine and improve the brake solutions we offer riders”.


Aleix and Maverick were taken on a guided tour of the production departments of the undisputed leading company in the sector where they were able to see how the brakes on their Aprilia RS-GP bikes are designed, customized and developed.

Here they met the engineers and people from the Racing department who, thanks to constant investment in R&D, continue to expand and develop highly innovative technological solutions for all the teams in the major Motorsport championships from Formula 1 to MotoGP, Formula E, MotoE, the Endurance championships and many other world competitions.

Specifically, Aleix and Maverick had a close, detailed look at the stages of production of the latest generation of finned calipers, carbon finned discs, and forged magnesium Marchesini wheels, components on their Aprilia RS-GPs.


Before leaving Curno and heading for Misano, the two Spanish riders left the Brembo employees a precious memento: their personal signature on a MotoGP finned disc and Marchesini wheel.



Aleix Espargaró:“Braking is probably is most incredible thing in modern MotoGP. We think of speed and acceleration but really, the ability to brake rapidly is even more astonishing. What is more, the most spectacular overtaking takes place when braking. That is why we work in close contact with the Brembo technicians both in the pits during the races and when developing the bikes. Barcelona has been a dream weekend, not just for me as a rider, but also for the entire Aprilia project. That is what makes me so proud, the fact that I have contributed to the growth of a team which with commitment and by overcoming a series of difficulties, has got to the top of MotoGP. Add my home race with all the fans and my family, I couldn’t have asked for more”.


Maverick Viñales: “Braking in MotoGP is one of the phases we work the most on. Being able to brake hard and reliably means that you can significantly improve your lap time and create the margin you need to overtake. Modern MotoGP bikes are complex, highly sophisticated objects where all the components must interact perfectly. Just look at the leads in any session to see how fine the line is that separates the top positions. We will be returning immediately to the track after the thrills in Barcelona and will do it in the home race for Aprilia. One more thing that inspires us to continue our path of development. I know I have more of a margin and I know I can improve as a rider and in my experience with the RS-GP”.