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MotoGP: Aprilia to debut carbon fibre swingarm on RS-GP

Aprilia South Africa News

‘Our test team should try the carbon fibre swingarm for the first time on the RS-GP in Spain’ – Aprilia.

Aprilia is set to try a carbon fibre swingarm on its RS-GP for the first time during private MotoGP testing at Jerez this week.

The Italian factory – which previously used a carbon fibre swingarm for its 250GP machines, but has so far favoured a conventional aluminium design in MotoGP – will be on track from March 27-29 with Matteo Baiocco.

“Our test team should try the carbon fibre swingarm for the first time on the RS-GP in Spain,” a team spokesman told Crash.net.

“Then we will bring it for the guys in the race team.”

Ducati has used a carbon fibre swingarm since 2009, with Honda debuting the composite on its RC213V during winter testing.

 

Source:  MotoGP – Peter McLaren – 26 Mar 2018