There has been a lot of shuffling of riders and teams during this year’s MotoGP season. Following the suit is Andrea Iannone who has signed a two-year deal with Aprilia.
After Suzuki confirmed that Iannone will no longer continue racing its GSX-RR, Aprilia was more than happy to get the Italian rider on board. Iannone will join the team from the next season and will stay at least until the end of 2020. Iannone will be replacing Scott Redding at Aprilia to ride alongside Aleix Espargaro.
Speaking about this deal, Albesiano, said, “With Iannone, we have another highly talented and fast rider who is also demonstrating his value this season. His arrival is a sign of the Piaggio Group and Aprilia’s growing commitment to the MotoGP programme, where our bike has already demonstrated that it can rely on a valid technical base.”
He continued, “Now we need to stay focused on the 2018 season, beginning from the next GP of Barcelona. We have a strong team that has never stopped working hard. We want to keep growing and take the RS-GP where it deserves to be this season, which is still long, with Aleix and Scott, speaking of whom, I wish to thank publicly for his great professionalism and for his consistently high level of commitment.”