Aprilia: New Record of Racing Victories
With the success of Spanish rider Nico Terol in the 125 class at the Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno, Round 10 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship round, Aprilia reaches a new record of victories in World Moto GP.
With Sunday’s 125cc win, the manufacturer from Noale rises to 276 victories, one more than MV Agusta, and is ranked as the Italian and European brand with the most all time wins.
In particular, Aprilia has won: 133 races in 125 and 143 in 250, winning 36 World Championships: 18 riders (9 in 125 and 9 in 250) and 18 manufacturer championships (9 in 125 and 9 in 250).
Aprilia, a Piaggio make, made its début in the 250 class moto GP in 1985 (first victory with Loris Reggiani in 1987) and in the 125 class in 1988 (first victory with Alex Gramigni in 1991). The first championship wreath in the 125 class was won by Gramigni in 1992 while the first 250 title came with Max Biaggi in 1994.
Many of today’s greatest motorcycle champions have made their début, raced and won with Aprilia: from Max Biaggi to Loris Capirossi, from Valentino Rossi to Casey Stoner to Jorge Lorenzo, Marco Melandri and Marco Simoncelli.
Aprilia Racing boasts an overall winning record of 43 championship titles which are added to the 36 World MotoGP titles and the 7 wreaths in the off road disciplines.
Today Aprilia is also involved in World Superbike with the RSV4 bike, which Max Biaggi has already ridden to nine victories in this 2010 season, leading both the rider championship rankings and the manufacturer standings.
Aprilia is also involved in the World Rally with the RXV 4.5 two cylinder which, after having made its début with a fantastic third place in the Dakar, dominated the recent Tunisia Rally.