SAVADORI, THIRD ON HIS APRILIA RSV4 RF, JUST A SHOUT FROM THE TITLE
CALIA CRASHES WHILST BATTLING FOR THE WIN, ANDREOZZI TAKES THREE POINTS
Jerez de la Frontera, 20 September 2015 - A start from the ninth spot on the grid forced Lorenzo Savadori to make a demanding come back astride his Aprilia RSV4 RF. He overtook at least seven other fierce rival who did not make life easy for him. Then the rider from Cesena lost a lot of time behind Massei, but finally managed to break away, aiming directly for the podium. So Savadori finished third and now leads the overall standings with a 25 point advantage over his nearest rival. This means that in the last round at Magny-Cours just one point will be enough to be crowned champion.
Lorenzo Savadori: “It was a difficult weekend for me. Unfortunately, whilst training on my bicycle, a car bumped me and when I fell I broke the first metacarpus on my right hand. I preferred not to tell anyone so that I could manage the race weekend better. This injury caused me to skip the tests that were held here last week so we had to start from zero. Finishing the race was painful, especially in the final laps, but I am very happy because we were able to bring home an excellent result despite the way things had been shaping up. I lost a lot of time behind Massei and just at that moment Raffaele was able to create a bit of gap that I wasn't able to close. We needed a good result and for this I want to thank the entire staff, team Nuova M2 Racing and Aprilia Racing.”
Kevin Calia rode a great race, breaking away from all his rivals astride his RSV4 RF in just a few laps and then proceeding to chase down Tamburini. He could have settled for a second place finish, but as a true team player he knew that in order to help team mate Savadori he needed to get in front of his direct rival. He gave it his all, giving the fans a fantastic show, but then he lost the front end unexpectedly and fell victim to a crash that kept him from finishing the race.
Kevin Calia: “I just couldn't settle. I tried right down to the end to catch up Tamburini. I crashed in a spot where I didn't feel like I was pushing to the limit. I lost the front end and there was nothing I could do. It would have been nice to finish on the podium, but in any case I am pleased with the way things went. That's the way it went and we'll have the opportunity to redeem ourselves at Magny-Cours. I'd like to thank my family, Aprilia and my team for preparing my RSV4 RF in the best possible way.”
After excellent qualifiers on Saturday, the rider from the Marche, Andreozzi, started with excellent intentions. He managed to finish the race with three points, despite a problem with the front brake and a lack of grip that was difficult to control.
Alessandro Andreozzi: “I got off the line rather well but already in the second lap I had a problem with the brake that forced me to run long. I managed to adjust the brake lever but the bike was sliding around a lot and I wasn't able to repeat my times from the days before. It's a shame we finished a bit behind because we could have aimed for higher positions. I'd like to thank the entire team for all their hard work.”