The first title awarded in the 2011 World Motorcycle GP Championship season is Italian.

Aprilia takes the Manufacturer title in the 125 class.

This is the 46th World Title for the Veneto-based manufacturer.

With the victory taken today by Nico Terol on the Spanish track at Aragon, Aprilia mathematically wins the Manufacturer World Title in the 125 class.

In the thirteenth round of the 125 class World Championship Motorcycle GP Spaniard Terol rode his Aprilia RSA to victory, enjoying his eighth personal success this season, strengthening his hold on the Rider standings and bringing home the World Championship Title to Aprilia, Piaggio Group's sport brand, with four races still left to go in the championship. In fact, now Aprilia has 325 points in the Manufacturer standings with an astonishing 111 point lead over Derbi (another brand in the Piaggio Group) which is currently ranked second. This is a gap which cannot be bridged in the remaining four races.

With this win Aprilia strengthens its record as the most victorious Italian and European manufacturer out of all those active in MotoGP with 291 Grand Prix races won (148 in 125 and 143 in 250) and 37 championship titles (19 manufacturer titles and 18 rider titles).

Aprilia now has a total of 46 World Championships in their trophy case. In addition to the 37 MotoGP titles, there are 7 Off Road titles and 2 Superbike titles in the collection. In fact, Aprilia is the reigning World SBK Champion, having won both the Rider title with Max Biaggi and the Manufacturer title in 2010.

The Italian bike's triumph in the 125 class is a classic example of the attention which Aprilia has always dedicated to the youngest MotoGP class, providing a true school of champions which, in more than 20 years of victory, has trained all of the stars at the top of the motorcycle sport at the highest level. Champions such as Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Max Biaggi, Loris Capirossi, Marco Simoncelli, Manuel Poggiali and Marco Melandri have raced and learned to win on the Italian bikes.

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