APRILIA RACING, ITS RIDERS, AND PARTNERS WILL RACE WITH (RED), TOGETHER AGAINST PANDEMICS. AT SUCH A DIFFICULT TIME, APRILIA RACING AND THE ENTIRE PIAGGIO GROUP SEND A STRONG MESSAGE OF AWARENESS, RESPONSIBILITY AND UNITY THROUGH MOTOGP.
Valencia (Spain), 10 November 2021 - At the 2021 MotoGP finale in Valencia, the Aprilia RS-GP machines will once again dress in (RED). The partnership between (RED) and the Piaggio Group has been going strong since 2016, during which Aprilia Racing has been in the forefront of supporting the initiatives of (RED), founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, by bringing awareness to the fight against global health emergencies, including AIDS and COVID, to Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing and fans all over the world. Along with their great efforts in combating AIDS, (RED) has now also committed to fighting against COVID pandemic in communities where pandemic hit hardest. To date, (RED) has generated nearly $700 million for the Global Fund, helping more than 220 million people.
Therefore, for the last race of the season, the entire Aprilia team will dress in red and the Espargaró and Viñales’ Aprilia RS-GP bikes will be on the track in a special livery, bathed in the same colour, where the (RED) logo will be prominently displayed in support of the fight against pandemics.
This is an initiative of which Aprilia Racing and the entire Piaggio Group are proud to be promoters and protagonists. We wish to thank all the partners, the sponsors, and the riders who, with great sensitivity and a sense of responsibility, have collaborated to make such an important, high social profile project successful, agreeing to the realisation of the RS-GP in the livery entirely dedicated to (RED).
ALEIX ESPARGARO' (bike no. 41): "First of all, I'm happy to be back in (RED) colours. It is important for our wonderful sport to also demonstrate its support to those who battle in the world to improve this difficult situation. On the more technical side, I must say that the low temperatures in this period are not helping us, but if we really want to aim for important results, we need to work on this limitation as well. Our season has undoubtedly been positive, with encouraging signs and especially with consistent competitiveness throughout the entire championship season. We’ll finish as best we can in Valencia and then focus on 2022!"
MAVERICK VIÑALES (bike no. 12): "This will be my first time with the (RED) colours and I must say that I’ll be proud to make my contribution to the efforts of so many people who have been fighting the pandemic over the past months. Naturally, it will also be my first time on this circuit with the RS-GP. I don’t know how we’ll be able to perform, but that’s the way it is for us on every track.
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I hope the weather will be stable to be able to work on the RS-GP. The idea this weekend is to focus on riding style, rather than on big setup changes. So, we’ll start from a stable base and try to get the most we can out of it."
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About (RED). (RED), named for the color of emergency, was founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to turn companies into a cavalry to fight the AIDS pandemic. Today, that cavalry is also fighting the urgent threat of COVID and its devastating impact on the world's most vulnerable communities, answering the need for a truly global response.
(RED) partners with the most iconic brands and people to create (RED) products and experiences — all of which raise money for the Global Fund, one of the world's largest funders of global health. (RED) partners include: Amazon, Anova Culinary, Apple, Balmain, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Buffalo Games, Claro, eos, Girl Skateboards, The Honey Pot Co., Louis Vuitton, Mavin Records, Montblanc, Primark, Salesforce, Starbucks, Stellantis, Telcel, Therabody, TRUFF, U-Mask and Vespa. (RED) supporters include Merck and Roche.
To date, (RED) has generated nearly $700 million for the Global Fund, helping more than 220 million people. The money raised by (RED)'s partners and campaigns goes directly to strengthen health systems and support life-saving programs in the communities where pandemics hit hardest.
Follow @RED ;on Instagram or visit red.org to learn more about how you can join the fight against pandemics.
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