Melandri and Aprilia part ways

PAR Cycle CanadaPosted on

Marco Melandri and Aprilia have officially parted ways ahead of this weekend’s German GP. 

“Aprilia Racing and Marco Melandri have reached an agreement by mutual consent to terminate the contractual obligations between Marco Melandri and Aprilia Racing,” an Aprilia press release states.

Melandri has languished at the back of the grid for the entirety of this season, and the Italian’s unhappiness has been palpable. He’s failed to score a single point through eight races (his teammate Alvaro Bautista has 11 points) and has qualified in last place for all but one race. 

Former MotoGP rider Michael Laverty, currently competing in the British Superbike Championship, will replace Melandri this weekend and possibly for the rest of the season.


The Sportbike Rally Ice-Cream Reunion is a go for Sunday, 10 July!

Leon edges Babic in Pro 6 GP thriller at Calabogie

Premiere for the world’s first Airbag Jeans for motorcyclists

Cardo Teams Up With Midland and Uclear to Launch Open Bluetooth Intercom

Ben Young dominates race two to sweep the CSBK opener at Grand Bend

Vincent Lalande continues unbeaten streak in Canadian MiniSBK at Grand Bend