Max Biaggi and Loris Capirossi found themselves side by side on the fabulous hills of Mugello, just as it happened during many Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing seasons.
They went out on track astride their Aprilia RSV4 machines, taking advantage of the sixteenth event of the season with Aprilia Racers Days 2018.
This meant that the fans who went to Mugello to enjoy a day in the saddle on one of the nicest tracks in the Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Championship were pleasantly surprised to be sharing the space between the kerbs with two multiple-world champions, riders who have written legendary chapters of Aprilia history.
Max and Loris held nothing back, neither on the track with a long series of laps, nor in the garage where they were besieged by riders of various skill levels seeking a photo opportunity or (and there were many) asking for advice on the right setup or the best way to tackle the Tuscan track.
“Fantastic! Of course, the things we did when we were racing cannot be repeated, but with this bike you really go fast and Loris still has his style, so it was like taking a ride down memory lane. This RSV4 is a bike made for the track. It felt like I was back on my SBK. You really go fast and it is a lot of fun. An experience to repeat.”
“Having the track all to ourselves and precisely here at Mugello was an emotional experience. As always, Max never gives in and he really opens up the throttle. I enjoyed the RSV4 very much, especially in the Factory Works version. At Mugello, power and torque count for a lot and I truly had a lot of fun.”
Biaggi and Capirossi turned laps both with the RSV4 RF and on the Italian V4 equipped with the Factory Works kit, tuned by Aprilia Racing and even higher performance.
At the end of the day, along with the parting greetings, they promised to be back on the track soon, even in next season's Aprilia Racers Days.