Motorcycle Racing News Aprilia: 125cc MotoGP Manufacturer's Title

Aprilia: 125cc MotoGP Manufacturer’s Title

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2011 125cc MotoGP

The first title was awarded in the 2011 World Championship racing following this weekend’s Aragon GP at Motorland.

It went to Aprllia as the Italian manufacturer took the manufacturer’s title in the 2011 125cc MotoGP class. The title arrived after Aprilia RSA rider Nico Terol took victory at the 3.154-mile Spanish circuit Sunday.

It was Terol’s eighth victory in 13 races so far this season, giving Aprilia 325 points, 111 over Derbi, which like Aprilia is owned by the Paggio Group. With four races remaining, and only 25 points available in each race, Aprilia has clenched the 125cc MotoGP manufacturer’s championship; Terol also has a hold on the championship, leading with 241 points, 36 over Derbi rider Johann Zarco.

Aprilia was already the most successful victorious Italian and European manufacturer, and now strenghtens this status; in MotoGP, Aprilia has 291 race sins (148 in the 125cc class, and 143 in the 250 class), 37 championship titles (19 manufacturer titles and 18 rider titles).

Aprilia now has a total of 46 World Championships in their trophy case.

In addition to the 37 MotoGP titles, there are 7 Off Road titles and 2 Superbike titles in the collection. In fact, Aprilia is the reigning World SBK Champion, having won both the Rider title with Max Biaggi and the Manufacturer title in 2010.

Aprilia says; “The Italian bike’s triumph in the 125 class is a classic example of the attention which Aprilia has always dedicated to the youngest MotoGP class, providing a true school of champions which, in more than 20 years of victory, has trained all of the stars at the top of the motorcycle sport at the highest level.

“Champions such as Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Max Biaggi, Loris Capirossi, Marco Simoncelli, Manuel Poggiali and Marco Melandri have raced and learned to win on the Italian bikes.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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