An Aprilia MotoGP bike is the latest addition to the enhanced motorbike category at the 2024 Adelaide Motorsport Festival on March 16 to 17, to be ridden by MotoGP race winner Chris Vermeulen.
The Team Aspar Aprilia ART GP13 grand prix bike was ridden by future MotoGP winner Aleix Espargarò in the 2013 grand prix season, scoring eight top-10 finishes and 11th in the MotoGP championship standings. The 1000cc four-stroke Aprilia produces 230 horsepower with a top speed of over 330km/h.
Australian motorcycle racer Vermeulen rode in MotoGP between 2005 and 2012, winning the 2007 French Grand Prix at Le Mans and finishing on the podium seven times. He joins fellow premier class motorbike grand prix winner Kevin Magee at the 2024 Adelaide Motorsport Festival, with Magee riding a 1992 Yamaha YZR 500cc two-stroke grand prix motorbike.
Other grand prix bikes, Superbikes and riders will be confirmed in the coming months, with the motorbike category running twice on each day of the event in an expanded offering.
Categories featuring Formula 1, V8 Supercars, Group C and A touring cars, sportscars, IndyCars and more will again feature over the course of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival, with more news on categories, star cars and drivers and on and off-track activations coming soon.
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