AFTER THE GREAT 2019 SEASON AND LA MARRA’S TRIUMPH, PARTICIPATION IN CIV AND THE NATIONAL TROPHY IS RENEWED WITH FIVE RSV4 BIKES.
THE TEAM INCLUDES FRENCHMAN CHRISTOPHE PONSSON WHO WILL ALSO DO THREE WILD CARD RACES IN WORLD SUPERBIKE.
After the great 2019, where Eddi La Marra was victorious astride hi RSV4 in the National Trophy, the partnership between Aprilia Racing and Nuova M2 is renewed. This is collaboration which will also involve World Superbike in 2020, with three wild card positions entrusted to French rider Christophe Ponsson who will race with the Aprilia RSV4.
Ponsson will also be one of the protagonists in Nuova M2 Racing’s participation in the CIV championship.
The team is already hard at work in Jerez for two days of Superbike tests with Ponsson trying the V4 from Noale for the first time on the track.
The twenty-three-year-old Frenchman already has extensive experience which includes the European Superstock 600 championship in 2011 and the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup in 2013. In 2015, he made his World Superbike début, where he earned his first championship point already in the first round of the season. He then went on to race in the French and Spanish Superbike championships. In 2018 he made his MotoGP début at the Grand Prix of San Marino and the Adriatic Riviera, subbing for Esteve Rabat. In the 2019 season, he was the Spanish Superbike runner-up champion.
Enzo Chiapello - Team Manager: “We worked very hard to come to an agreement with Christophe and Aprilia Racing. For that, I wish to thank all our sponsors and the support of Massimo Rivola who, together, allowed us to make this step.”
Christophe Ponsson - SBK Rider: “I am very happy to have reached an agreement with Nuova M2 Racing and Aprilia. After the recently ended season, this is the best opportunity that could have come my way. We are already in Jerez for the Superbike tests. I'm ready to begin testing this RSV4 and to learn working with the entire team. We’ll be participating in the Campionato Italian Velocità Superbike (Italian Superbike Championship) as well as doing a few wild cards in World Superbike. I wish to thank Enzo and Aprilia Racing once again for having given me this opportunity.”