Aprilia is having its best season since returning to MotoGP. The RS-GPs prove to be very effective at every race and the Noale house is no longer the Cinderella of the group. The team currently does not have a main sponsor and consequently the livery is completely black with hints of the Italian tricolour. In any case, a series of brands appear that have decided to link themselves to the team and are undoubtedly benefiting from the results of the Venetian bike.
Let's find out together.
Much of the lateral section of the fairing is obviously dominated by the Aprilia brand, demonstrating the team's factory title.
Il Piaggio Group is one of the oldest companies in the 2-wheel industrial panorama. Founded in 1884, it gradually expanded over the decades, coming to control numerous other Italian brands in the sector. Aprilia was acquired in 2006 and since then it has been part of the Piaggio galaxy together with Moto Guzzi, Vespa, Laverda and Derbi.
Sky Wi-Fi is the service dedicated to fast connections from the multinational telecommunications company Sky Group Limited. The sponsorship of the London giant has been active since 2019 and from this year it offers the logo of the telematics division. In fact, in the previous 3 years the "Sky Q" brand, the voice-controlled app and channel management system, had appeared on the fairings of the RS-GPs.
Kaspersky is a Russian company active since 1997 in the development of computer security software. Its logo has appeared on Aprilia motorcycles since last year and seals a partnership stipulated with the Piaggio Group. This relationship includes the provision of protection services as well as specific consultancy and dedicated services. The Kaspersky logo also featured on Ferrari single-seaters for several years but at the beginning of 2022 the collaboration was suspended following the outbreak of war in Ukraine.
Case IH is one of the brands controlled by CNH Industrial. The American company operates in the field of agricultural machinery production and from this year is officially a sponsor of Aprilia Racing.
Marsh is a consolidated reality active in insurance intermediation, brokerage and risk consultancy.
Cam shares its land of origin with Aprilia. In fact, located in the Treviso area, this multinational deals with the production of windows, home automation and integrated systems for the domestic and industrial sectors. The collaboration, which began in 2021, is expected to last 3 years and marks Came's return to the motorsport sector, where she has been present in the past (in addition to cycling and football).
ManPower Group is one of the leading companies in human resources management. The partnership with Aprilia Racing, born in 2017, provides - in addition to the visibility guaranteed by the public exhibition - a series of dedicated services. For example, the organization of Motorcycle Race Engineering, a specific master's degree dedicated to motorcycles, as well as initiatives aimed at team staff.
Sharebots is a young company from Nibionno in the province of Lecco. It deals with the construction of 3D printers and this know-how has allowed Noale technicians to be able to create templates, replicas and prototypes of mechanical parts for testing and verification for 3 years, significantly reducing production times.
The collaboration between Aprilia and Dell'Orto has been going on for decades now. Already from the time of the 125 and 250 the two brands worked together on the definition of the components dedicated to powering the engines. With his arrival in MotoGP, Dell'Orto is responsible for the creation of the throttle body that equips the RS-GPs. On an industrial level, it should also be noted that the Cabiate company has always been linked to the Piaggio Group both in series production and in the racing sector.
SC Project has been the official supplier of Aprilia since 2022 and takes care of the design and construction of the entire exhaust system together with the Noale technicians. The company from Cassinetta di Lugagnano succeeds Akrapovic and is a sort of return since the Italian exhausts were already present on the CRT Aprilias of a few seasons ago.
FPT Industrial is a company of the Iveco group created following the spin-off of the Fiat brand in 2011. It deals with the production of engines for industrial use, whether for land or marine vehicles. The partnership with Aprilia Racing is now in its third year after making its debut on 19 July 2020 at the Spanish GP.
Castrol is present in MotoGP as a supplier of Team Aprilia and Team LCR. With both companies it is committed to developing lubricants and materials dedicated to their respective needs. Figure on the fairings since last year, having taken over from Gulf Oil.
Pan Composites was founded in 2017 as a partner of Modelleria Modenese and provides for the construction of high-performance components in composite materials. It meets the specific needs of the world of competitions in which Aprilia is the protagonist.
In the field of technical supplies we find Queen Chain. This company enjoys a history spanning over a hundred years (its birth dates back to 1919) and has the characteristic of being led by the same family for 4 generations. In its factories, starting from the first in Cernusco Lombardone, it produces roller chains and conveyor belts for industrial use and chains for motorcycles.
RCB, an acronym for Racing Boy (and previously Meng Kah Auto Parts Trading Sdn Bhd) is a Malaysian company that operates in the production and distribution of high-performance after-market components. It is the official partner of Aprilia and numerous other world championship teams.
Sprint Filter it now equips 70% of the teams currently present in MotoGP. Aprilia Racing is among these and the relationship between the two brands is one of the most consolidated. The Riga company enjoys a great reputation for standard and aftermarket equipment and uses championships such as MotoGP to carry out research and development.
forch was founded in 1963 in Germany as a manufacturer of bolts and industrial materials. It has developed and diversified over the decades and is today an established company in the world capable of responding to various professional needs. From the collaboration with Aprilia a specific product line "Forch Racing - Aprilia" was born which allows professionals and enthusiasts to access the technology of the race fields.
The Bolognese company PBR began its collaboration with Aprilia in 2015, when the presence of the Noale company in the top series was guaranteed by Team Gresini. Now that the team is to all intents and purposes a "factory" team, the Italian bikes continue to use the crowns and sprockets made by PBR.
Michelin is the sole supplier of tires for the entire category and its presence is therefore mandatory on all models involved in the race.
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