Ah yes, Aprilia, the prodigal son returns to WorldSBK. The 2020 season is ready to restart once again but this time around, you’ll see an Aprilia RSV4 1000 strutting its stuff thanks to the Nuova M2 squad and their rider, Christophe Ponsson.
Unlike MotoGP, WorldSBK will still allow wildcard entries to compete in the 2020 championship. Thanks to this, the Nuova M2 Aprilia outfit will be racing their Aprilia RSV4 in five different rounds. Christophe Ponsson will be put to the task and considering that he is the Spanish Superbike Champion, we reckoned that we would see some interesting results.
According to Nuova M2 Racing’s team manager, Enzo Chiapello, “We worked very hard to come to an agreement with Christophe and Aprilia Racing. For that, I wish to thank all our sponsors and the support of Massimo Rivola who, together, allowed us to make this step.”
As for Ponsson, the 23-year-old Spaniard commented “I am very happy to have reached an agreement with Nuova M2 Racing and Aprilia. After the recently ended season, this is the best opportunity that could have come my way. We are already in Jerez for the Superbike tests. I’m ready to begin testing this RSV4 and to learn working with the entire team. I wish to thank Enzo and Aprilia Racing once again for having given me this opportunity.”
With that, six manufacturers will be taking part in the WorldSBK 2020 championship season and if it all goes well, we might once again see a factory Aprilia outfit returning to Superbikes. As for MotoGP, 2020 looks to be a promising year and we’re confident that they’ll have some podium fights thanks to the latest developments of the Aprilia RS-GP.