Max Biaggi and Aprilia have concluded their three day test at Mugello, where the Italian rider tested their ART MotoGP bike.
The former Grand Prix rider and World Superbike champion completed 176 laps over the three days with a best time of 1:50:940, which would have qualified in 23rd place on the grid this season.
The lap time was not the main focus of this test however, with data gathering more important as they look to improve the current bike being used on the grid and also for their new prototype machine that they hope to race full time in 2016. Whilst that is a way off yet, the more information they have the better bike they can develop in a bid to return to the sport as competitive as they can be as a full factory team.
Speaking to motogp.com, Aprilia team manager said:
Max’s pace was very good and we have gathered valuable data. We decided to try Biaggi because we knew we would get important information from his experience, so from this point of view, the test went as planned.
Aprilia were the top CRT bike in 2013 and their bike is still used by the Paul Bird Team this season, with the Italian outfit returning with a factory team in 2016.