Some of the biggest talents in modern motorcycling got their start and learned to win races and world titles with Aprilia: Max Biaggi, Loris Capirossi, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Marco Melandri, Jorge Lorenzo, Marco Simoncelli and Manuel Poggiali, not to mention Roberto Locatelli, Tetsuya Harada, Alessandro Gramigni and Kazuto Sakata.
And many of these, including Biaggi, Capirossi and Rossi, began precisely with the Sport Production bikes, a category and bike designed to give very young enthusiasts their start in speed competitions.
The new Italian FMI Aprilia Sport Production Championship is born out of an idea conceived by Aprilia Racing and Federazione Motociclistica Italiana (Italian Motorcycling Federation) with the goal of launching young guys and girls, starting from eleven years old, in track racing and increasing the movement that fuels the growth of Italian motorcycling, grooming new talent that can carry on an extraordinary tradition. This is the commitment of Federazione Motociclistica Italiana that passionately follows a segment dedicated to young people who start from minibikes and go all the way to the National Speed Championship. It is a programme that is taking the Italian school back to the top, as testified by the presence of so many promising young Italians in the three classes of the Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Championship. In fact, it is not by chance that the Italian FMI Aprilia Sport Production Championship will become part of a sports growth and promotion project managed by Aprilia Racing which is the first step in every professional career.
The first edition, inserted in the Campionato Italiano Velocità – CIV Junior 2020 schedule, will be conducted on a six-race calendar.
Young riders, starting from eleven years old, will take to the track astride the Aprilia RS 250 SP, a bike expressly designed and developed by Aprilia Racing in collaboration with Ohvale for use on the track and to make the growth of this young talent easy and gradual.