Superbike at Donington: Lorenzo Savadori 6th in Race1
Lorenzo Savadori and Alex De Angelis have sought to exploit the full potential of their Aprilia RSV4RF in Race1 at Donington, to get the best possible thanks to the excellent results in Superpole.
Starting from the front row with the third fastest lap time, Lorenzo Savadori fought for the podium in the first part of the race, also helped by an error made by Chaz Davies before and another mistake made by Jonathan Rea after, but at the end of the race, the Italian rider had the possibility to fight for fourth place in the group consisting of Nicky Hayden and Leon Camier. Despite an attempt to gain positions in the final laps, Lorenzo Savadori ended Race 1 at Donington in sixth place, proving to be on the right track to solve its problems in the second half of the race.
Decidedly different the final of the Alex De Angelis race. The San Marino rider crashed to the fourteenth lap for a contact with another driver while he was fighting for the top ten. De Angelis, who started from the fifth row with the thirteenth time, after he leaves the grid immediately he was placed in the group of pursuers in order to get into the top 10. The San Marino rider, who had a good pace, not far from that of the riders who were fighting for the podium, first suffered the overtake by Davies and later by West which, however, went wide in turn, closed its trajectory while De Angelis was passing. The contact between the two bikes, while De Angelis was still in front of and on the ideal line, caused the crash of the Iodaracing rider.
At the end of Race 1 at Donington, the World Superbike Championship sees Lorenzo Savadori in ninth place with 76 points and Alex De Angelis in fourteenth place with 41 points.