DECEMBER 5, 2001
Cosworth developing engine for Aprilia
Cosworth Racing, the engine-building arm of the Ford Motor Company's Premier Performance Division, is to build a four-stroke motorcycle engine for the Italian motorcycle firm Aprilia.
The Aprilia program adds further work to the Cosworth business which is currently supplying two F1 teams, several CART teams and the Ford factory World Rally Championship operation. The company was doing some development work for Ford in NASCAR but we believe that this program has now ended.
Cosworth currently employs 650 people, around 70 of them in the United States.