STK DONINGTON 2016 - THE RACE

STK DONINGTON 2016 - THE RACE

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KEVIN CALIA IS FOURTH AT DONINGTON, RECOVERING IMPORTANT CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS ASTRIDE HIS APRILIA RSV4 RF

Donington (United Kingdom), 29 May 2016 – After excellent qualifiers with the second and fifth best times, Roberto Tamburini and Kevin Calia started respectively from the first and second row.

Kevin Calia got off the line very well, moving into fourth place straight away. Roberto Tamburini was delayed a bit and forced to push hard to recover on the leaders. After fifteen laps, the Nuova M2 Racing riders crossed the wire one after the other astride their Aprilia RSV4 RF machines, Kevin Calia fourth and Roberto Tamburini fifth, but penalised two places for overtaking with the yellow flag out.

Kevin Calia:

 

“All told, it didn't go to badly here at Donington. I had a good pace in the race. It's a shame I was behind Canepa for the whole race because he was a bit faster than me. In the last sector I always managed to gain a bit, but when we caught up to Rinaldi he was able to overtake him in the last sector, whereas I had to slow down because of a problem Rinaldi had. I lost more than a second on Nicolò and wasn't able to make it back up because we were lapping at the same pace. If it hadn't been for that problem I would have been able to make a play for the podium to earn some more championship points. I'm sorry about Roberto. Without his penalty he would have given me a few more points on Rinaldi. We'll keep working in the same direction at Misano. Our goal for the championship is third place, because the first two are always very fast and consistent and it will be hard to compete with them. I want to thank the entire team and Aprilia Racing for believing in me and giving me a very fast RSV4 RF.”

Roberto Tamburini:

 

“The weekend started off well with the second place in qualifiers, but then in the race I could tell straight away that the feeling with my RSV4 RF was a bit different and it took a bit for me to begin lapping with decent times. At mid-race I had a moment on turn eight that shook my confidence a bit. We had made a change in warm-up, but at the end of the day I think we made things a little worse because I wasn't able to maintain a good pace with the worn tyre and I was struggling a bit to ride. Besides the two position penalty, we need to improve the feeling anyway. The next race will be at Misano. We'll keep working hard to stay with the leaders and to be faster. I'd like to thank the entire Nuova M2 Racing team who, along with Aprilia Racing, always work hard trying to grant my requests and trying to take steps forward every time we go out.”