Sunday, 22 August 2010
Aprilia's new world record
Aprilia now has 276 wins in the MotoGP, one more than MV Agusta. That's 133 race wins in the 125 class, 143 in the 250 class, 36 World Championships, and 18 manufacturer championships.
Aprilia started racing in MotoGP in 1985, when it debuted in the 250 class. It took two years to find its first win, with Loris Reggiani in 1987.
The first 125 World Championship came in 1992, and in 1994 Biaggi took the 250 title.
But Aprilia's wins go beyond MotoGP. 43 championships include 7 off-road, plus perhaps the 2010 World Superbike silverware - Max Biaggi has 9 wins so far in the title chase, giving Aprilia the lead in both individual and manufacturer standings.