WSBK JEREZ 2015 - PREVIEW

WSBK JEREZ 2015 - PREVIEW

SUPERBIKE

THE WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP IS BACK AT JEREZ
APRILIA RIDERS HASLAM AND TORRES ARE ON THE TRACK LOOKING FOR PODIUM POSITIONS
IN SUPERSTOCK 1000 LORENZO SAVADORI COULD CLINCH THE CHAMPIONSHIP

Noale, 16 September 2015 – After a long summer break, the World Superbike Championship is back on the track at Jerez de la Frontera, the Spanish circuit that will be hosting this third last round of the 2015 season.
The Aprilia Racing – Red Devils riders are both strongly motivated and keen to get back on their RSV4 machines.

Leon Haslam has made it clear that his goal is to get back onto the podium after two races where he struggled more than usual. On the Spanish track Leon will be able to take advantage of the work done during the winter tests, partially hindered by foul weather but still useful for finding a starting point in terms of bike setup.

Spaniard Jordi Torres will be playing on his home pitch where an extra push is expected from his local fans, always ready with a warm welcome in Andalusia. The best rookie in the 2015 World Superbike Championship is coming off a nice podium in the Sepang Race 2, taken in difficult conditions, and he is banking on his RSV4's characteristics to continue performing consistently.

SUPERSTOCK 1000: FIRST MATCHPOINT FOR LORENZO SAVADORI

At Jerez de la Frontera the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup teams will also be back on the track. This is a championship which, with two rounds left to race, has Aprilia leading: the Team Nuova M2 RSV4 RF ridden by Lorenzo Savadori. With a 34 point lead over the closest contender, the rider from Cesena could clinch the championship title already on the Andalusian circuit.
Riding alongside Savadori will be team mate Kevin Calia and wildcard Alessandro Andreozzi, a contender for the Italian Superbike title.

Leon Haslam: “I’m really looking forward to Jerez, seven weeks is a really long time off my RSV4. Jerez is a track where we tested with Aprilia, so that makes me even more anxious to get started. After the disappointments in the last two rounds I can’t wait to put my Aprilia back on the podium.”



Jordi Torres: “Jerez is my home track and we have done a lot of testing here. After such a long break I'll need to take care in the first session and get used to the speed again quickly so I can start working on the setup as soon as possible. After this long holiday I am really anxious to get back on the bike, especially at Jerez, a track that I like and where I'm confident that my Aprilia will do well. It is a technical and very physical track, but I'm sure the Spanish fans will help me to be as fast as possible.”