Apr 18, 2001
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Aprilia USA became the first motorcycle manufacturer to openly support our Air Fence fund-raising drive by pledging $2900 for one 30-foot section.<BR><BR>That pledge brings our total to $26,299 and nine sections (270 feet) of Air Fence to protect our racers.<BR><BR>Aprilia's Robert Pandya said, "Aprilia USA is proud to support AMA road racing. Though the Aprilia Mille and Mille R have been homologated only as recently as the 2001 Daytona 200, with a handful of Aprilia privateers taking to the track, we know that AMA Superbike is the premier racing class in North America. With racing in our bloodlines, it is our duty to help increase the popularity of the sport we love, by decreasing the chance of a catastrophic accident. We can only hope that our section of Air Fence never sees its intended use, but should a rider on any brand motorcycle push friction beyond its limits, we hope that an Air Fence is there to protect them from serious impact."<BR><BR>We thank Aprilia USA for caring enough about racers in America to buy a section of Air Fence.