AS IN PAST SEASONS THE FINAL MOTOGP ROUND BECOMES A TIME TO RAISE SOCIAL AWARENESS ON AN ISSUE THAT MUST NOT BE FORGOTTEN
The Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia prepares to welcome the final act of the 2019 MotoGP season. For Aprilia Racing, as has been the case in recent years, it will be a special round with the RS-GP machines ridden by Espargaró and Iannone racing in a total red (RED) livery to support the organisation founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006.
In the last three years, the Piaggio Group’s collaboration with (RED) has ensured more than one million days of treatment for the prevention of hidden transmission of the HIV virus from mothers to children.
In thirteen years, (RED) has contributed more than $600 million to the Global Fund in the battle against AIDS. Help has had an impact on 140 million people thanks to operations of prevention, care, consulting and assistance services, with particular attention to countries with a high percentage of the HIV virus transmitted from mother to child. It is a civil battle to which the entire World Championship GP Motorcycle Racing community and motorcycle enthusiasts all over the world can contribute to keeping attention high, with the extraordinary goal of giving our children the dream of an AIDS Free Generation.
"Going out on the track with the (RED) colours will be an important initiative and I am honoured to provide my contribution." From the competition point of view, we need to try to finish this season in the best possible way. It has not been a simple season, but now it is time to tackle the final race in Valencia well and to begin working on the new season from the day after."
"Coming back to racing in Europe, in normal conditions, could be a small help for us after struggling in Sepang. We’ll give it our all to ride a good race, but our eyes are obviously already on what will happen after Valencia. We are determined to make an important step forward after finishing this 2019 season in the best possible way. And riding with the (RED) livery will be a great way to finish the season, helping all MotoGP enthusiasts not to forget such an important battle."