The Aprilia RS 660 Trophy kicks off a six-race cup series, open to junior racers 15 years of age and up, beginning with its first race on May 16 at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli racing circuit. In reality there will be two separate Trophy models, as Aprilia Racing will keep 21 of the 42 bikes produced under its control and management. These bikes will be rented to racers for 34,900 euros for the season, with all refurbishing, retuning, and maintenance operations handled by Aprilia Racing in order to minimize engine tampering and other funny business. That price may seem steep, but it also includes fuel, tires, lubricants, brake pads, and paddock and track assistance, plus hospitality and even catering. This rental formula is intended to help establish a tighter relationship between Aprilia Racing and the potential champions of the future by allowing young riders to focus on their training rather than the details of bike maintenance and tuning problems. The remaining 21 race-ready bikes will be available for sale at 17,959 euros, but only overseas. At the end of the season there will be two separate classifications: Aprilia Racing Area and Challenge.