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  1. BATTIPAV AND GRESINI EXTEND PARTNERSHIP

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    Team Gresini MotoGP and Battipav shake hands once again and will be together in 2024 for a new journey, this time a bit more Spanish-flavoured given the arrival of Marc Marquez to pair up with confirmed brother Alex. 
     
    Present in all countries hosting the MotoGP World Championship, Battipav will make the most of activations and sponsorship synergies.

    The Battipav brand will be visible on the Ducati machines as well as on the leathers of Marcand Alex Marquez, inside Gresini’s MotoGP pit-box and on the team trucks.

    STEFANO TONDINI –BATTIPAV GENERAL MANAGER
    “With the arrival of Marc Marquez, we couldn’t but renew the partnership with the Gresini family for 2024! The Ambassador project by Battipav is going from strenght to strenght, not only in Europe but also around the world: in the most part of this year’s 21 races, the Ambassadors of the Battipav brand will be able to live the #BattipavExperience as protagonists, this year more than ever with the winning duo of the Marquez brothers. Team Gresini and Battipav share core values such as family, passion and Made in Italy with the Red (with a light-blue livery) machine from Borgo Panigale, so we start this 2024 full throttle and together once again!”
     
    CARLO MERLINI – GRESINI RACING COMMERCIAL AND MARKETING DIRECTOR
    “We start a third year together with Battipav, a great international institution and Italian pride. We feel very close and in 2024 we’ll continue to work together with the same approach that has always characterised this partnership. A big thank you goes to Stefano and the whole Battipav family for the trust placed in our project, it’s going to be a very interesting season.”

  2. Aprilia All Stars 2024 - 8 June in Misano

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    THE BIG APRILIA FESTIVAL IS BACK PROTAGONISTS ON TRACK, THE FABULOUS RS-GP MACHINES OF THE MOTOGP CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE APRILIA RACING RIDERS: VIÑALES, ESPARGARÓ, SAVADORI, OLIVEIRA, AND FERNÁNDEZ

    JACOPO CERUTTI AND FRANCESCO MONTANARI WILL BE WITH THEM, DOMINATORS WITH THE APRILIA TUAREG IN THE AFRICA ECO RACE

    MAX BIAGGI WILL LEAD THE TEAM OF GREAT CHAMPIONS WHO, IN THE EXTRAORDINARY ATMOSPHERE OF APRILIA ALL STARS, WILL CELEBRATE THE ITALIAN BRAND WITH THE MOST VICTORIES IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GP MOTORCYCLE RACING ALONG WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS

    THERE WILL BE LOTS OF BIKES, TEST RIDES, EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND THE MUSIC OF RADIO DEEJAY FOR A FESTIVAL UNDER THE BANNER OF PASSION AND LOVE FOR MOTORSPORT

    Noale, 19 February 2024 - The Aprilia All Stars event is back, the huge Aprilia festival that gives motorsport fans a unique day of incredible bikes and legendary champions.
    Misano World Circuit, Saturday, 8 June is the date and place that fans will want to put on their calendars and not miss. A unique opportunity - entirely free - to see and enjoy firsthand the on-track performance of the magnificent Aprilia RS-GP machines participating in the MotoGP championship and meet the riders.

    As always, the brightest stars will be the Aprilia Racing riders, Aleix Espargaró, Maverick Viñales, Lorenzo Savadori, Miguel Oliveira, and Raúl Fernández, MotoGP competitors. Champions who will be protagonists, not only on the track but, in true Aprilia All Stars tradition, they will also be among the fans in the paddock to celebrate Aprilia, the European brand with the most victories in World Championship GP Motorcycle Racing, with 297 GP triumphs. All the greats of Aprilia history will be with them, led by six-time world champion Max Biaggi.

    Something new for this edition will be the participation of Jacopo Cerutti and Francesco Montanari, fresh from the triumphant début astride the Aprilia Tuareg in the Africa Eco Race. Cerutti, dominator of the African race, and Montanari will also meet their fans in the festive and informal atmosphere of Aprilia All Stars and they will be showing off the fabulous Aprilia Tuareg, dominator of the desert.

    As always, Aprilia All Stars will be an all-around festival for fans and for the entire family. The paddock will be constantly buzzing with fabulous test rides where enthusiasts will be able to put the bikes from the Aprilia range through their paces on the Romagna roads, all free of charge, as well as the Racing Museum, with the racing bikes that built the legend of the Italian brand, a must-see for any enthusiast.

    The music of Radio DeeJay will provide the soundtrack of an event which will be rich with initiatives, such as the “Aprilia vista dall’Oriente” exhibit, with the spectacular photos of Japanese photographer Aki Kusudo, a total immersion in the racing world that tells the story of Aprilia’s commitment in the MotoGP championship.
    There will also be spaces for eSport, shopping dedicated to Aprilia Racing brand apparel and merchandising, food areas, and much more.

     

     

  3. The 2024 Aprilia Racing season officially kicks off

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    THE RS-GP24 IS UNVEILED, THE ITALIAN BIKE FOR BATTLING AT THE TOP LEVELS OF MOTOGP

    After its on-track début in the opening tests of Sepang, sporting the temporary but spectacular “full-black” livery, the time has come to present the Aprilia RS-GP24 in its official version. A project with a strong technical identity, proudly Italian and which has now reached full maturity.

    After two seasons of constant growth, 2024 represents the year of confirmation for Aprilia. Technical evolution has taken bike and team to an unprecedented level and the racing department from Noale, under the leadership of Romano Albesiano, has taken on this challenge without betraying its DNA. In other words, in an innovative way, with choices that blazed the trail for others and which, in the latest evolution of the RS-GP, find an even more extreme application.

    We are definitely talking about aerodynamics - the most visible part - but every detail has been redesigned and advanced. From the V4 engine to the chassis, from the electronics to the strategies, nothing was overlooked whilst still maintaining a clear connection with the already competitive 2023 base.

    There will certainly be no lack of data to be analysed at the end of each session, given the fact that, in addition to the super-confirmed duo of Aleix Espargaró and Maverick Viñales, Miguel Oliveira will be starting the new season on an RS-GP24. Raúl Fernández, the second Team Trackhouse standard bearer, will be using a 2023-spec bike which will then be upgraded to the most recent version. 

    ALEIX ESPARGARÓ
    "The growth we have demonstrated in recent seasons has been incredible. I am proud to be part of this project which I have always considered to be my second family. In 2024, we’ll make another step forward. Last year we were lacking the consistency to battle all the way to the end, but we still demonstrated that we are a tough rival for everyone. It won’t be simple because, even if it seemed impossible, the level in MotoGP has increased even more. I feel like I'm ready - physically and mentally - and I believe in the work that the Aprilia staff has carried out."

    MAVERICK VIÑALES
    "Our 2023 season ended on an upward trend and we want to continue that now. The feeling with the team is outstanding. During the winter break I trained like mad and I have faith in Aprilia Racing’s work. If we continue to set the goal of squeezing the most out of our technical package every weekend, the results will follow naturally. The first tests confirmed the extremely high level of the championship. Practically every rider and every bike on the grid have the potential to battle for the podium. This makes the challenge even more intriguing."

    MASSIMO RIVOLA
    "Over the last few years, Aprilia Racing has undertaken a constant growth process. First becoming a factory team, and then putting four bikes on the track thanks to the satellite team. In 2024, we’ll raise the bar even higher, since Miguel Oliveira will be starting the season on an RS-GP with the same specs as the factory bikes and Raùl will receive it subsequently. This is a significant effort for the racing department, but it is also a sign of this project’s evolution on all fronts. It has not been simple and the season promises to be even more demanding, but at the same time, I believe in the potential of our team. And I am proud of what we have demonstrated thus far, both from a technical point of view and in terms of dedication and commitment. We want to be protagonists in MotoGP and we have everything we need to be able to make that happen. We have four highly qualified riders like Aleix, Maverick, Miguel, and Raùl, a racing department that is courageous and capable of innovation, not to mention that pinch of Italian pride that never hurts in racing."

    ROMANO ALBESIANO
    "Our approach to the 2024 season could not stray from the good base that we had already built, especially over the last two seasons. The RS-GP is a mature project, faithful to the Aprilia philosophy, which we have sought to advance in every aspect. The aerodynamic study is perhaps the clearest. We introduced a few concepts that are definitely innovative in order to improve the load and penetration characteristics. But every detail has been revisited, as must be done in a championship which has placed technological research at unprecedented levels. Having three bikes with the same specs on track from the season start will undoubtedly contribute to streamlining our growth process. We’ll have much more information available that we will then need to skilfully analyse and interpret."

     

     

     

  4. AUS Global CHOOSES THE WINGS OF TEAM GRESINI MOTOGP

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    Everything is ready for a new and exciting MotoGP season and Team Gresini Racing MotoGP, after officially presenting to the world the Marquez brothers as the new rider line-up for the 2024 season, is now pleased to announce an important partnership with AUS Global.
     
    AUS Global is an Australian company founded in Melbourne back in 2003. It operates globally and has branches all over the world, offering brokerage services in stock trading and asset management for various financial products. 

    The two-year agreement between the Faenza-based team and AUS Global includes the presence of the company logo on the fins of the two Desmosedici machines as well as on the sleeve of Marc Marquez's suit.

    FRANK DU – AUS Global CEO
    “We are delighted to have reached a global sponsorship partnership with Gresini Racing Team. AUS Global can be seen in 22 races and 20 countries around the world, allowing the AUS Global brand to be closely linked to the exciting MotoGP events. The Gresini Racing Team has been performing well over the past few seasons. In the upcoming 2024 season, with the addition of eight-time world champion and legendary rider Marc Marquez, we have more expectations for the new season. We hope to create great success together with Gresini Racing Team.”
      
    CARLO MERLINI – COMMERCIAL AND MARKETING DIRECTOR GRESINI RACING
    “I would like to give a warm welcome to AUS Global as a new sponsor of our MotoGP squad and, above all, as a new member of the Gresini Racing family. AUS Global is the first-ever Gresini Racing partner from the Oceania region, which confirms our boundaryless strategy. The expectations for the upcoming MotoGP season are extremely high and this will offer this newly born partnership the perfect launchpad for all the activations that AUS Global will develop within the sponsorship with Gresini.  I would like to thank Mr Frank Du for his passion and for the trust place in the Gresini Racing’s projects.”

  5. PREMIUM SPARE PARTS SPECIALIST UNBRAKED ZOOMS INTO 2024 WITH GRESINI RACING MOTOGP SPONSORSHIP

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    Unbraked Moto Parts brand has signed a partnership with MotoGP Gresini Racing for the 2024 Season. Through the partnership, Unbraked will increase their brand exposure and legacy, as well as getting premier marketing positioning through the world’s oldest and most competitive motorsport series.

    Hailing from their Girona, Spain headquarters, Unbraked pride themselves in providing their customers and clients the best parts and the most valuable advice for all kinds of motorcycles. As they now increase their reach and array of solutions, it is only natural that they take to the best motorcycling championship in the world as an effective marketing platform.

    And there can be little doubt that there’s no bigger story in MotoGP this year than the Marquez brothers professional reunion under the Gresini Racing roof. Thanks to an exciting turn of events, 2-time World Champion Alex Marquez and 8-time World Champion Marc will be together once again, riding the blue-liveried Ducati machine for the Italian Team.

    EDUARD MONTOJO – UNBRAKED CEO & FOUNDER
    “It’s a special moment. Not only we are expanding towards new markets and opening to new clients worldwide, but we are doing so while partnering with possibly the most exciting story in racing right now. Since the early days, Unbraked is paired with the uttermost passion for riding and an eye for excellence: values that today we share with the Gresini family and and the Marquez brothers”.
     
    SILVIA SCHWEIGER – CLIENT DIRECTOR RTR SPORTS MARKETING
    “I’m very happy about this partnership. Unbraked is a young, passionate and dynamic company with a strong vision and clear objectives for the future and MotoGP and Gresini Racing are the perfect fit for their strategy.
     
    CARLO MERLINI – COMMERCIAL & MARKETING DIRECTOR GRESINI RACING
    "I’m delighted to announce this new partnership between Unbraked and Gresini Racing MotoGP.  The young and dynamic spirit poured by Eduard into Unbraked will definitively drive the partnership to success…not to mention the Marquez duo that, for their popularity and most of all the fun that we all expect them to deliver on-track, will give the right boost to enforce the presence of Unbraked in the markets where they operates as well as stretching the boundaries of the business. I would like to thank Eduard for his trust and enthusiasm."