Alvaro Bautista
Jul 22

Report: Aprilia to return to MotoGP for 2015 season with Bautista

Spanish 250 cc-rider Alvaro Bautista rides past during a free practice session in Assen on June 25, 2009.  The practice was held two days ahead of the Dutch TT Grand Prix.   AFP PHOTO/ANP/ VINCENT JANNINK - Netherlands out - Belgium out (Photo credit should read VINCENT JANNINK/AFP/Getty Images)

Alvaro Bautista competes on his Aprilia during a free practice session in the 250 cc class on June 25, 2009 in Assen. (Photo: Vincent Jannink/AFP/Getty Images)

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Aprilia are planning to participate in MotoGP next year, as opposed to a previously proposed 2016 arrival date.

With significant technical changes in the premier class coming into effect as of 2016, Marca report that Aprilia want to accelerate their MotoGP project in an attempt to be competitive as soon as possible.

May 29

Video: MotoGP Le Mans podium all crashed in Mugello last year

The Italian Grand Prix at Mugello marks an important weekend for all three Le Mans podium finishers: Marc Marquez (1st), Valentino Rossi (2nd) and Alvaro Bautista (3rd).

Mugello remains one of two circuits Marquez does not have a podium on and serves as the home race for nine-time champion Valentino Rossi, who crashed out in a collision with Bautista at this circuit last year.

May 18

MotoGP: Bautista Scores First Podium Since 2012

Alvaro Bautista pumps his fist after finishing third in the Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alvaro Bautista pumps his fist after finishing third in the Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini celebrated their first podium of the 2014 season at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France thanks to an excellent third-place finish by Alvaro Bautista.

The result saw Bautista put his three DNFs in the opening rounds of the year firmly behind him as he returned to the podium for the first time since the 2012 Grand Prix of Japan.

May 18

MotoGP: Marquez Overcomes Early Mistake To Win Fifth Straight Race

Marc Marquez won Sunday's Grand Prix of France at Le Mans. (Photo

Marc Marquez won Sunday’s Grand Prix of France at Le Mans. (Photo

Marc Marquez of Spain pulled off a remarkable comeback at the French Grand Prix on Sunday to earn his fifth win in as many MotoGP races this season.

Marquez slipped to 10th place on the opening lap despite taking pole position on Saturday, but the reigning world champion quickly made up ground on the Bugatti track and overtook Valentino Rossi of Italy on the 13th lap before pulling away.

May 16

MotoGP: Marquez Sets Pace On Friday At Le Mans

Marc Marquez leads the way during second practice at Le Mans. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez leads the way during second practice at Le Mans. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

As the MotoGP action on the first day of the 2014 Monster Energy Grand Prix concluded at Le Mans, Marc Marquez outpaced his fellow premier class riders, leading the way from Andrea Iannone and Alvaro Bautista in FP2.

Having also topped the timesheet in the morning session, Marquez quickened the pace in the afternoon sunshine, registering a 1:33.452 best time, which is under the fastest lap in a race at Le Mans set by Dani Pedrosa in 2011.