Shinya Nakano and the Aprilia RSV4 are working to refine their aerodynamics in last minute wind tunnel tests. Nakano reports already excellent results for the motorcycle, but hopes to tweak his riding position for better results in time for the first Superbike World Championship race at Australia’s Phillip Island on March 1.
“We conducted several tests on my riding position, making the last
little adjustments to obtain the best possible aerodynamics. The data
that we collected will work to bring new solutions during the course of
the season,” said Nakano.
The team plans to continue to development work throughout the season,
early indications are that the brand new RSV4 will need some work to be
competitive with Max Biagi and Nakano finishing 11th and 12th
respectively in a simulated Superpole during preseason testing at
Portimao. Troy Corser, on the equally new BMW S1000RR, finished sixth.
via Aprilia News