The third time’s the charm.
It seems Aprilia might hand Andrea Dovizioso the factory seat for 2022 after the team confirms the rider to continue testing for the third time this season.
The three-time MotoGP runner up will continue testing onboard the Aprilia RS-GP next month in Misano ahead of a possible return to the grid next season.
The third test will take place on the 23rd and 24th of June at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
The move will allow Aprilia to assess the strength and weakness of the RS-GP properly ahead of next season.
Moreover, since the second test at Mugello was heavily impacted by bad weather, the third test is crucial for Aprilia’s preparation.
“Since I wasn’t able to test at Mugello in dry conditions, I’m pleased that Aprilia Racing asked me to continue the work we started in Jerez and to be able to provide my contribution to developing the bike.
“I think this will be beneficial for both of us – for me, to continue training on a MotoGP bike in anticipation of a possible return in 2022 and for Aprilia to receive what they feel to be interesting information. For this reason, we decided to do more tests,” said Dovizioso.