At Valencia, Aprillia to sport (RED) livery
The Valencia GP, the final round of the 2017 MotoGP season, will have the Aprilia RS-GP machines racing in the "total red" livery of (RED), an association that has distinguished itself over the years for its commitment in the fight against diseases that represent one of the biggest problems of our time.
Founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, (RED) has contributed more than $475 million to the Global Fund in the battle against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. These funds have arrived in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. All the resources have been invested in Africa to finance programmes intended to fight HIV/AIDS.
(RED)'s support for the Global Fund has had an impact on more than 90 million people with prevention, treatment and consulting operations, as well as HIV tests and assistance services. Aprilia dresses in (RED) to support such a noble battle, only the (RED) logo will appear on the bike.
At Valencia, Aleix Espargaró will be back in the saddle after being forced to miss the Malaysian GP due to the injury he suffered in Australia. The Spanish rider, who will go through the usual medical check-up on Thursday to assess the condition of his injured hand, is confident. For him, the goal is to finish what has certainly been a positive season respectably and, from the post-race tests, to begin laying the foundation for a great 2018.
In his last appearance of the MotoGP season, Sam Lowes will be relying on the feeling he developed during the "triple-header" to finish in the points on the circuit dedicated to Ricardo Tormo.