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Jan 21, 2002

Aprilia USA To Pay Contingency On RS250, Mille And Mille R In 2002

<BR>From a press release:<BR><BR>Aprilia USA announces 2002 contingency program<BR><BR>Woodstock, GA Tuesday, January 15, 2002: <BR><BR>Aprilia USA is posting a $200,000 total contingency program for the RS250 Aprilia Cup and RSV1000 Mille/Mille R sportbikes in multiple racing organizations including WERA, CCS, FUSA, AFM, MRA and WSMC. "This is our first year posting contingency for the Mille," says Aprilia USA General Manager Tom McDonald. "We're excited that the Mille and Mille R is doing so well in so many racing clubs across the US and want to recognize the enthusiasm for our product. We encourage racers to consider an Aprilia motorcycle for their 2002 racing season."<BR><BR>The Aprilia 250 Cup Series changes from a 6-race event to a club-based program that will end in a single year-end event with Formula USA. "The total Aprilia Cup purse will be over $24,000 including almost $7000 available in show money," says Aprilia USA Marketing Coordinator, Robert Pandya. "With the change to a single year-end Aprilia Cup event, we wanted to help the club racer make the trip to that event. The show money will help pay the costs of going to the race, and we'll continue our heavyweight bonus program." Additional bonus purses include an over 40 class and a 1st lap leader bonus of $500. "We're interested in adding additional bonus purses and will be approaching potential sponsors," says Pandya.<BR><BR>Mille Contingency will be paid at the same club events as the 250 schedule, with additional contingency available at a National level in both WERA and FUSA. For additional information on contingency amounts, specific paying races and rules...log on to www.apriliausa.com."<BR><BR>From Aprilia USA, (770) 592-2261, FAX (770) 592-4878.<BR>