Superbike at Donington: Aprilia's Lorenzo Savadori gained Superpole2
The first day of practice for the seventh round of the Superbike ended for Aprilia’s riders, that had no issues on the two free practice sessions scheduled. The results were different for Lorenzo Savadori and Alex De Angelis, respectively sixth and fourteenth at the end of FP2.
Lorenzo Savadori immediately sought the feeling with his Aprilia RSV4RF, mindful of the success of the historic British track last year, when he won in the Stock 1000 class. The italian pilot took the first round in the morning to take steps with track and with its Superbike, then in the afternoon he has consistently improved his lap times by focusing in particular on race pace, already satisfactory at the end of FP2. Savadori also closed the timed session with 1.28.992 time, gaining access to SP2 with the sixth in the final time trial, the seventh in the combined sessions lap chart.
Different fate for Alex De Angelis. The San Marino rider was not running at Donington since 2009 and so had to take back the confidence to try to push to the limit his Aprilia RSV4RF. De Angelis has tried in the afternoon’s second free practice session to bring down its time, being able to limit its gap from first to 1,417s in 1.29.344.