Official Aprilia hat worn by the factory Aprilia Gresini Moto GP team.
1985 & '87 125cc World Champion Fausto Gresini reached a stage in his career when he reasoned ; “I had to make a choice – to be an old rider or become a young manager”. So into managership he went, and has over recent years established 'Gresini Racing' as one of the top satellite Moto GP outfits. For 2015, Fausto Gresini heads up the Factory Aprilia team. Interestingly the Italian manufacturer is making its return to Moto GP a full year ahead of schedule, intentionally developing their RS-GP bike under race conditions, rather than behind closed doors, before unveiling the 'full factory' prototype machine next year. Former World Champions Alvaro Bautista & Marco Melandri are the two riders chosen to spearhead the 2015 development program.