Aprilia MotoGP wildcard ‘not in the plan’

Dovizioso first drove the Aprilia in April in Jerez after making a deal with the brand to try out the bike privately, with the Italian moving to Mugello for two more days of racing on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Currently, testing at Jerez and Mugello is all that has been agreed between Dovizioso and Aprilia, with the former yet to discuss additional outings.

“Still, we didn’t talk about it because our plan was to do those two tests,” said Dovizioso, who is taking a sabbatical in 2021 after losing his race in a Ducati at the end of last season.

“I was clear from the start and it was the truth. I wanted to do two tests and that’s what happened.

“After that, we’ll talk about this and the future.”

When asked by Motorsport.com if he wanted to test the bike again and even race it, he added: “About racing, I don’t think it’s important to talk about racing because it was not intended for me. at present.

“I couldn’t push on this bike yet, so my feeling is that there is no reason to think about racing right now.

“And we’ll see. I might get a chance to do some more testing, but we need to talk about it.

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Dovizioso’s race at Mugello went largely in the wet, meaning he was unable to offer Aprilia many of the comments on the RS-GP – although he was able to improve his riding position on the bike compared to Jerez.

“Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of feedback to explain to Aprilia yet because we couldn’t ride, especially at Mugello because when you do the first test and change your bike it’s always a big change and you need time to realize. and understand a lot of things, a lot of details, ”he says.

“Everything has changed. The first is the [riding] position, and after that you can push and you can try to figure out all areas.

“I have a few ideas, but normally I’m calm enough to say something because you have to push and be quick to figure out all the details because you can immediately have a feeling, but it is important to understand the feeling when you are pushing.” .

“And I still couldn’t have this condition.

Dovizioso has also refused to be too involved in his 2022 plans, after taking his sabbatical to return to the MotoGP grid next year.

“I live my life at this time day in and day out so I don’t have stress about it because if there was a good situation for me, I would take it,” he said when ‘he was asked if Aprilia was his best 2022 racing option.

“I don’t know about my future, I think it’s still not the time to talk about the future.

“I’m pretty happy, I have more time to do other things than I’ve done in the past 19 years, and that’s good.”

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