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    Published on 07-03-2019 10:04 AM  Number of Views: 282 



    Following the historic run on America’s Mountain, the 97th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, held annually in Colorado Springs, the Aprilia Tuono Factory finished the 2019 run with the fastest time in the heavyweight category. With Rennie Scaysbrook riding to a 09:44:963 finish time, he broke the previous record held by Chris Fillmore of 09:49:625.

    Scaysbrook, in his first effort with Aprilia, raced in the heavyweight category, designated to production motorcycles, and further confirmed the capability of the Aprilia V4 platform in the naked sport bike. Scaysbrook aboard the Aprilia Tuono now holds the heavyweight record to top the enigmatic summit of Pikes Peak, in an event that had an emotional conclusion.

    “The event was spectacular, until we heard of Carlin’s Dunne’s accident,” said Scaysbrook following his triumphant run, “Carlin was a huge part of my Pikes Peak experience, helping me as a rookie in 2016 as a mentor, then going head to head with me in 2018—a race he came out the winner. Carlin was a gentleman.

    As the final two competitors to to take the start the race this year, Carlin shook my hand and wished me luck, as we both told each other we’d see each other at the top. The world has lost a true champion.”

    Regarding the race itself, and the preparation for the week Scaysbrook expanded, “The race was one of those occasions where my motorcycle and I just gelled. The work we did throughout the week was calculated and systematic, making the bike better and better, and I’m so grateful to have such an incredible team behind me to help achieve this result.”
    Published on 03-28-2019 11:12 AM  Number of Views: 1078 

    The Aprilia RSV4 sets the benchmark in terms of sports riding and performance, the ultimate example of what can be achieved by harnessing the valuable experience of a winning Racing Department like that of Aprilia which, throughout its short history, has scored 54 world titles, seven of which in the SBK world championship. Skills honed on the track and transferred to the factory product to provide everyone with the same sensations that the motorbikes prepared by Aprilia Racing do.

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    by Published on 03-16-2019 11:43 AM

    The AF1 Racing GP Party is now in its 7th year!

    Our Open Invitation party will have:

    • FREE Beer*
    • FREE Spirits*
    • Taco Trucks*
    • Music
    • Raffle Prizes*
    • And more!

    Be warned: Although parking is plentiful for bikes, it is very limited for cars. Fortunately, we are only a 15-minute ride from downtown, so enjoy your complimentary beverages, and take advantage of one of Austin's many ride-sharing apps. We have Uber, Lyft, Ride Austin, and ATX Coop Taxi to choose from!

    No need to RSVP, this is an open invitation to the entire Aprilia family to join in our celebration of Aprilia's 2019 Grand Prix Racing effort!

    *while supplies last

    As always, this AF1 Racing event is rated PG and is open to Aprilia fans of all ages.

    Further event details will be added in the coming weeks, so keep your eye on this page!

    If you have any questions about this event please email us.
    Published on 10-26-2018 10:00 AM  Number of Views: 1599 

    Download Aprilia's most recent journal entry here: RACING_JOURNAL_AUSTRALIA_18.pdf

    Published on 10-19-2018 10:19 AM  Number of Views: 1627 

    Download Aprilia's latest Racing Journal here:

    Published on 10-05-2018 09:58 AM  Number of Views: 1855 

    We are glad to share with you attached the latest
    Aprilia Racing Journal!

    Download here: RACING_JOURNAL_THAILAND_18.pdf

    Within you can find some news related to our bike development,
    MotoGP championship progress, business partners and useful information if
    you are going to attend the race weekend.

    Published on 09-19-2018 06:02 PM  Number of Views: 1920 

    NEW Aprilia Racing Journal!

    Download and read:

    Published on 09-04-2018 04:11 PM  Number of Views: 1832 

    COTA Track Record has been broken!

    AUSTIN, TX., August 26, 2018 — AF1 Racing, Inc., alongside Griiip and Mayer Motorsports, have announced their official Formula 1000 record-breaking lap time at the Circuit of the Americas. The record setting Griiip G1, piloted by Alex Mayer of Mayer Motorsports, proved to be a formidable piece of machinery and registered a blistering laptime of 2:08.65 upon its debut weekend at the world-renowned Texas track! This lap time is only a few seconds off LMP2 times, 9 seconds faster than a McLaren P1, and 3 seconds off the MotoGP lap times!

    Israeli design. Italian manufacture. The Griiip G1 is aimed at bringing a new and exciting concept to the world of racing. The product of such a goal leaves us with a fearsomely light, powerful and beautifully designed open-wheel racer. The G1, powered by the 201 HP Aprilia RSV4 engine, is also the first Formula 1000 race car that gave up the chain drive for a patented driveshaft, resulting in better performance and zero maintenance.

    On site was the current US Formula 1000 champion – Alex Mayer of Mayer Motorsports, ready for the weekends testing. As one of the elite teams in the North American region, the Mayer Motorsports crew put together an in-depth and surgically precise method to churning out some of the best performances in road racing. The Mayer Motorsports crew currently has the North American F1000 points lead and lay claim to multiple prior championships.

    AF1 Racing of Austin, TX, the current owners of the two G1 race cars and a leader within the Aprilia community is no stranger to the world of competitive racing, this top-rated Aprilia Corse Certified dealer is the proprietary importer of Griiip G1 cars in the Americas, and will provide support on the cars powerplant, sales, parts and technical expertise overall.

    Now, AF1 Racing and Griiip are starting with preparations to launch a US G1 Series in 2019, and looking for strategic partners, promoters, teams and drivers to have a full Griiip G1 spec series next season. The G1 Series will introduce some innovative technological features, first to be seen in Motorsport, that will ensure it will be one of the most exciting racing series in the world.

    “Since we heard about the Aprilia powered G1 race cars, we wanted to have them in our shop and to see how they work at the track”, said Ed Cook, CEO of AF1 Racing. “the build quality is impressive, far higher than you would expect from a young company like Griiip, and we are happy to see that the performance matches the build quality. We are very excited about this collaboration and look forward for launching the G1 Series here next year”.

    “Having the track record for Formula 1000 cars at COTA on our first USA test drive is a dream come true”, said Tamir Plachinsky, CEO of Griiip. “It is the first time we can compare the G1 performance to other Formula 1000 cars and to get feedback from the best F1000 driver. The track record speaks for itself and the amazing feedback Alex gave confirms the superior design of the G1!”.
    “The best F1000 race car I have ever driven”, said Alex Mayer. “The dynamic behavior is exquisite. The G1 is so stable and communicates everything it is doing, that in fact it didn’t feel that we were as fast as we were. As this is the first time for me in this car and this is the laptime we made after only 2 days, I am sure that with some more testing we can improve it dramatically”.

    For more information about the G1 and the G1 Series, please contact AF1 Racing at info@af1racing.com or Griiip at info@griiip.com.
    To follow Alex Mayer’s career, visit his Facebook page.

    About Griiip
    Combining innovation and passion, Griiip is opening new possibilities for drivers and fans, enabling them to connect with racing like never before! By harnessing the power of data, Griiip have created the first ever smart connected race car; the G1. In the ‘G1 Series’ Griiip delivers live video and data, prediction analysis, advanced insights and mixed reality races to our platform, giving fans and drivers the most exciting destination to engage with motorsports.

    We invite you to visit us at griiip.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
    Published on 04-30-2018 11:36 AM  Number of Views: 8947 

    Thank you to Max Biaggi, Scott Redding, and Aleix Espargaro for doing a panel discussion on the progress of the RS-GP, and for participating in our RSV4 Promotion!

    And thank you Deep Eddy Vodka, Akrapovic, Parts Unlimited, Western Powersports, Tucker Rocky, and most importantly you guys for making it the best one yet!!!

    There were also a few exciting surprises! We unveiled the Energica Ego and Griiip G1 and Limited Edition RSV4 Factory Works bike with winglets.

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