LORENZO SAVADORI WINS THE FIRST RACE OF THE CIV (ITALIAN SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP).
RETURN TO THE TRACK FOR THE NEW M2 RACING TEAM, WITH APRILIA RSV4 1100 FACTORY.
EDDI LA MARRA CLOSES SEVENTH.
Scarperia (Italy), 4 July 2020 - The wait is over, the Italian Speed Championship has finally started from Mugello Circuit after the long wait imposed by the Covid-19 health emergency.
Lorenzo Savadori and Eddi La Marra were ready to ride on their Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory in CIV configuration.
In Superbike, Lorenzo Savadori was the author of an excellent qualifying, setting the second fastest time in 1’51.085 which allowed him to take the front row. Teammate Eddi La Marra conquered the 3rd row on the grid.
At the start, Lorenzo Savadori sprints and takes the lead of the race. A challenge between MotoGP testers takes place: Lorenzo is followed by Michele Pirro, who gains tenths lap after lap; after only four laps the gap on the third is already almost four seconds. Lorenzo keeps the lead until lap 9, when he is overtaken by Pirro. But Ducati rider's pace is too high, and Michele Pirro slips away two corners later. Lorenzo Savadori is then alone towards the victory of race 1, CIV Superbike.
Not an easy race for La Marra, who suffers a contact with another rider at the start, but he's able to maintain his balance on the RSV4 1100 Factory and to lose only a couple of positions. After a good comeback, he's 7th at the checkered flag.
Lorenzo Savadori #32 - CIV SBK: “We have not ridden much, and we are not perfect yet with our Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory. Aprilia and the team have worked a lot and are continuing to do their utmost to allow me to be fast and competitive. In the race we took our step; I hope Michele is ok, and that nothing serious happened. Now let's try to improve performance for tomorrow's race. I thank Nuova M2 Racing and Aprilia Racing for the great work they are doing and all the sponsors who help me. "
Eddi La Marra #47 - CIV SBK: "At the start I was hit by Delbianco, the blow was heavy enough to detonate the airbag of my suit (that took at least two laps to deflate). I struggled to ride and I lost the laps in which the tire was more performing. When I regained confidence with my Aprilia, despite the deterioration of the tire, we managed to complete some good laps.
Now we work together to be ready for tomorrow race.
I want to thank Nuova M2 Racing and all the sponsors who follow me ".
APRILIA AND NUOVA M2 RACING GUIDE THE RANKING OF MANUFACTURERS, AND OF RIDERS WITH SAVADORI.
LORENZO SAVADORI IS 2ND AT THE FINISH LINE.
TOP TEN FOR EDDI LA MARRA.
Scarperia (Italy), 5 July 2020 - Race 2 at the Mugello Circuit for Nuova M2 Racing in the first round of the Italian Speed Championship. Savadori attacks at the first of the Arrabbiate passing Michele Pirro, then drifts at he second Arrabbiata but, with full control of his Aprilia RSV4, manages to maintain the leading position until the tenth lap. At San Donato bend, he settles in second position that keeps up in the end, even without holding back by opposing a heroic resistance to rubber now over.
Eddi La Marra starts very well and immediately hooks up with the top group until the drop in the tire performance forces him to maintain his rhythm and to retreat. Anyway, a positive return to the CIV Superbike for La Marra, who hits the top ten: sixth yesterday at the checkered flag, and seventh today.
Lorenzo Savadori is first in the standings in the Italian Speed Championship just as Aprilia leads the manufacturers ranking.
Lorenzo Savadori #32 - CIV SBK: “We leave from Mugello with forty-five points and I am very happy. We are not yet competitive enough with our RSV4 1100 because we have not done so many kilometers with this bike. Today we tried till the end, it was a positive race and I'm happy. Now we don't think about the championship standings, we have to be fast and we still have to improve ”.
Eddi La Marra #47 - CIV SBK: “I managed to defend my seventh place. Today I started very "strong", I was hooked to the first riders when I had a drop of the tire and unfortunately I suffered a lot of grip, surely because of the heat ".