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Bezzecchi not given VR46 nod to make MotoGP step-up with Aprilia

Marco Bezzecchi was courted by Aprilia to join its MotoGP team for 2021 as replacement for Andrea Iannone, but the VR46 team didn't give him the nod to step up. Aprilia has been left with limited options to replace Iannone for the 2021 season, after the Italian was handed a four-year doping ban earlier this month. The Italian marque had been linked to the likes of outgoing Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso and LCR's Cal Crutchlow. But the former didn't feel the project was right for him at this point in his career, while Crutchlow opted to become Yamaha's test rider having been unwilling to wait for the verdict on Iannone's doping case having held discussions with Aprilia since March....
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