Honda's offer to Hayden, however, came with an imminent expiration date. Meanwhile, the American has tried to gauge Aprilia's intentions. The Italian manufacturer was reportedly his first option, but it hasn't made any concrete plans for WSBK in 2016. MotoGP (and now WSBK) championship promoter Dorna has been working behind the scenes to move the Abraham team from MotoGP to WSBK and put Brno (a circuit owned by Mr. Abraham) on the WSBK calendar while taking it out of MotoGP in order to make room for new GP locations. No agreement has been reached yet, but meanwhile sources inside Noale confirmed that the technical development of the RSV4 has continued, with positive results both in terms of engine and electronics. However, since the first winter tests will take place in mid November, time is quickly running out. Last year, Aprilia was set to pull out of WSBK entirely but abruptly changed its mind in late December…hence Hayden's reported preference for more assurance that it will be a stable, long-term prospect. The tentative deadline for the final agreement to be signed is set before the Motegi's MotoGP round. More info as soon as we get it.