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.


"I’m pleased with how it went the second free practice session for us. This morning we had some difficulties but the team worked very well and we managed to find a set-up base on which to work, and now we are placing on that. Not only that, we also managed to ride a lot on used tires and we did not go wrong, but we must continue to work even before it certainly will not stand waiting for us. Tomorrow we will have to work even on pace race because, as we saw with the races made up to now, we have some difficulties in the second half of the race. What makes me happy today is to be able to get into SP2, the Iodaracing Team and Aprilia have worked well so far".


"We had a classic Friday in the box. We always plenty to do on the first day of testing because we have to find out the tires and finding the sets right up, because as far as I’m concerned , we do not have any reference on last year. Compared to the round of the morning practice we approached the very firsts in the classification. In FP1 we were in clear difficulty, but in the afternoon it was much better. The last lap i could still improve my lap times but a corner I found a lot of oil, and I did not have the heart to take risks as others riders did, falling down. What I regret is about to do not get any SP2 access, it will be for the next time".