Miguel Oliveira (27, four Grand Prix victories) and Raul Fernandez (21, second in Moto2 last year) will leave the KTM fold to join the Aprilia-RNF team in 2023, the championship team announced on Tuesday. of the world of MotoGP.
” Both riders chose and strongly wanted Aprilia, despite several other offers, showing great confidence in the project and in the potential of our new team. “, can we read in the press release published by RNF. ” We are extremely excited to welcome Miguel Oliveira and Raúl Fernandez to the WithU RNF MotoGP team from 2023. It has not been an easy process, but with Aprilia we have been very clear about the riders we want”rejoiced Razlan Razali, founder and director of the team.
RNF, currently equipped by Yamaha, will contest the Championship starting next year with Aprilia motorcycles thanks to a partnership for two seasons, renewable for two more. This is the first time that the brand, which has Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales in its main team, will have a satellite team and therefore four motorcycles entered in MotoGP.