After leaving KTM, Fernandez and Oliveira will make their official Aprilia debuts this weekend on the 2023 MotoGP season opener in Portimao.
Whereas manufacturing unit riders Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales have been robust in pre-season testing, which was anticipated after RS-GP22 grew to become a power final season, Fernandez and Oliveira’s model new line-up has minimize off her heels. throughout exams in Sepang and Portimao.
Regardless of being on the 2022 machine versus the brand new RS-GP23, Fernandez and Oliveira two of the most well liked riders heading into the brand new season, and two riders who could possibly be within the combine for a high 5 in Portimao.
Oliveira shall be aiming to be robust at Portimao as it’s his dwelling spherical and the venue the place he gained in 2020, whereas Fernandez is on board a motorbike that appears to permit him to thrive in comparison with the Tech 3 KTM machine from final season.
Hoping to current his finest season as a MotoGP rider, Oliveira mentioned: “I actually like the brand new livery! The colours are totally different and distinctive, so it is good to be on the observe like that. lap on my dwelling circuit representing the CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP group aboard my Aprilia RS-GP!
“In 2023, I face a brand new problem, so I hope we will get alongside nicely and that we will obtain the objectives we now have set collectively throughout this season.
“The bike has a whole lot of potential and I am positive now, along with the group, we will adapt every little thing to my using and begin to be quick to be aggressive.”
Fernandez ‘fresh-minded’ forward of first MotoGP season with Aprilia
After stepping as much as the premier class with KTM, regardless of wanting to hitch the group owned by Razlan Razali when it wore the WithU RNF Yamaha model, Fernandez discovered the smile we noticed many instances when he shocked the Grand Prix paddock. in his Moto2 rookie marketing campaign.
Talking alongside Oliveira on the official group launch, the previous Moto2 runner-up added: “It is actually totally different! I prefer it, particularly the blue half. I arrived within the CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP group with a very contemporary thoughts.
“Every thing is new, not simply the colours and I am very glad to come back right here and attempt to get pleasure from myself on the bike once more.
“My predominant purpose this 12 months is to come back again with a vibrant smile on my face. I am actually glad to be a part of the CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP group, as a result of I believe I’ve the most effective alternatives right here.
“Now we have an awesome bike with the Aprilia RS-GP. They did a great job, I am actually glad. We did a great job in Sepang and Portimao and now I am actually excited to start out the season.”