Aprilia's withdrawal from the Moto2 class continues to cast a shadow over the series. As the teams assemble at Valencia for the combined Moto2 and World Superbike test, the teams which had originally planned to run the Aprilia Moto2 chassis will meet to discuss their reaction to the decision by the Noale firm. According to the leading Italian site GPOne.com, legal action is one of the courses of action that Aspar, Cardion AB, Speed Up Aprilia and Ajo Motorsport are considering, though some of the teams are a little hesitant, preferring not to jeopardize their relationship with Aprilia. Given the interest Aprilia has expressed in entering MotoGP again, potentially through a privateer effort, that reluctance is understandable.
The Aspar team will be testing the BQR Moto2 bike once again, both Julian Simon and Mike di Meglio using the opportunity to at least get used to the class. The Speed Up Aprilia team - the team run by former Gilera team manager Luca Boscoscuro now in need of a new name - will not be riding, preferring to make a more considered decision. "It makes no sense just choosing blindly," Boscoscuro told GPOne.com. "First, I have to be convinced we're making the right choice. And the riders want to be sure that they have a chance of winning. Especially Gabor Talmacsi, and his sponsor MOL."