Aprilia Gets OK to use Gear Driven Cam Motor

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Aprilia has gotten permission to use their new gear driven camshaft motor on their RSV4 Factory.

The SBK Commission has finally ruled on it’s use, after rival manufacturers questioned it’s legality based on technical rule number 2.4.8, when Aprilia was seen using it during free practice at Phillip Island, but the gear driven camshaft motor was not used during the races in the first two rounds.

The Commission has ruled in favour of Aprilia explaining that the rule only prohibits changing the valve control regardless of which type of gear control is used and in theory, Max Biaggi and Leon Camier would be allowed to use the gear driven cam motor starting from next race weekend at Valencia, but after futher consultations between manufacturers and teams, Aprilia will have to hold off until after the 7th round (Miller Motorsport round May, 31st) before officially using it.

Rival manufacturers have also insisted and obtained that the Aprilia engines undergo official technical checks after each single race, no matter where Biaggi and Camier finish in each round.

Source | motosprint.it

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