Superbike at Lausitzring: Aprilia plays a key role in Race2

Superbike at Lausitzring: Aprilia plays a key role in Race2

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Superbike at Lausitzring: Aprilia plays a key role in Race2

Alex De Angelis conquered the first podium of his career and the first podium with Iodaracing Project in World Superbike, conquering second place in Race2 at Lausitzring. De Angelis had not been on the podium of a world competition since the third place achieved while racing in Moto2 class in 2012.
Characterized by very difficult weather conditions, the starting procedures were repeated twice because of the rain and the lack of visibility. Despite the difficulties, Alex De Angelis showed all his experience to do the best in the race, starting eighteenth on the starting grid. Thanks to a perfect start and a skillful driving of his Aprilia RSV4RF, De Angelis earned 13 positions on the first lap, dropped to the fifth position, chasing the first group of riders. After only two laps, the rider from San Marino was already behind his team mate, Lorenzo Savadori that had managed a good start and settled into third place behind Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, but crashed shortly after. Unfortunately, Lorenzo Savadori, due to the wet conditions of the track, crashed, while he was in second place. Luckly for him no physical injuries, only great disappointment for not ending even a race of the German Round. However, De Angelis worked on his pace to keep behind the main pursuer: Xavi Fores. Both riders battled until the end of the race, with De Angelis that was able to maintain the gap from on his Spanish collegue.
 

ALEX DE ANGELIS

 

"First of all I want to dedicate this result to my family, and Giampiero Sacchi. Without their help and their support I would never have been able to do what I’m doing. I come from the terrible accident at Motegi, which hurt me and my family lately. But I have never given up, I spent the winter training to get back on the track and I am going on with the physical therapy and the athletic training. However, this result is the proof we made the right choice to move from our only presence in MotoGP in order to play a leading role in World Superbike. Today it was really hard to race with those weather conditions, I think I put all my experience to manage to arrive to the finish line. During the start I used my trajectories and I saw that I could overtake a lot of riders. Then I saw Sykes falling down in front of me and Savadori seemed to be at the limit. When I saw Lorenzo crashing I started to think about how to remain standing, then I was able to manage my pace thanks to the instructions coming from the box. I feel amazing. I have to thank everyone for this day, the sponsors, Aprilia and especially Iodaracing".
 

LORENZO SAVADORI

 

"I felt good with the bike, but suddenly I slipped even if I was not pushing a lot. I was in second place and I realized that I was taking a little margin from the third rider, I was pacing the race and not trying to get Rea. Without any warning I found myself on the ground. The weather was not the best, but a so sudden steering closure caught me by surprise. I’m sorry for this weekend".