Althea Aprilia Unveil 2013 Livery

Giugliano and his team line up for the 2013 season

Ahead of the first official World Superbike test at Philip Island, Althea Racing unveiled their 2013 livery.

The team has made the switch to racing an Aprilia bike from a Ducati, and have signed Italian rider Davide Giugliano for a second year, in hope that the 2011 Superstock 1000 champion will being them success.

Similar to last years livery, Althea have the title sponsor of ‘Unibat’ a leading Italian battery brand.  They are using a traditional and smart white and red colour scheme, with the new regulation lights stickers to make it look more like a road bike any of us could go out and buy.

2012 was Giugliano’s rookie season in World Superbikes, where he finished tenth in the championship and secured two podium finishes. Now aboard an Aprilia machine similar to that of Eugene Laverty’s it will be interesting to see if he will be a more frequent face on the podium and challenge for race wins.

The 23 year old secured the seventh fastest time in the opening day of the official World Superbike test after covering 26 laps of the circuit. His lap of 1.31.701 was just 0.5 off Camiers fastest time of 1.31.243

Giugliano in action at Philip Island

Giugliano said “If we stop and think that this is just one of the first tests we have done with the
RSV4, the result can only be positive, because we are only a few tenths of a second from an official
Aprilia rider who uses this bike for quite some time. But I know my potential, that of my team and that of my bike so I am not fully satisfied with what we did today as we could have done better.
Initially, I found it hard to adapt with these tires, but then my team prepared at best my Aprilia and
I got my best time; both this morning and afternoon with worn tires. We must continue on this route and continue to work to the best of our abilities because there are still many days to the race and I am sure we can improve.”


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