WSBK DONINGTON 2016 - RACE 2

WSBK DONINGTON 2016 - RACE 2

SUPERBIKE

Superbike at Donington: Lorenzo Savadori close to the podium in Race2

The second race of the seventh round of the Superbike 2016 has ended with a stunning fourth place finish by Lorenzo Savadori riding the Aprilia RSV4RF, while Alex De Angelis has finished in the points in fifteenth position.

Lorenzo Salvadori, who started from the front row with the third fastest time achieved in SP2, has managed to stay with the front group after the lights went out starting his battle with Nicky Hayden and Davide Giugliano for fourth place. After passing the Ducati rider on lap three, Savadori tried to maintain contact with Hayden, managing eleventh lap to pass the former world champion of MotoGP to get in the hull on the hunt for Chaz Davies, and the third position. Chase Savadori toward Davies lasted throughout the second half of the race, in which the Iodaracing rider lapped consistently stronger than the first step in 1.28.3. Arrived about a second off Ducati Davies, Savadori crossed the line in fourth place, demonstrating its maturation process in the Superbike race in a tirade and not easy.

The second race of the British Round is not entirely satisfactory for Alex De Angelis. The San Marino rider has had some difficulty riding his Aprilia RSV4RF because of a different set up than in Race 1. De Angelis struggled to the fifteenth position with the German rider Reiterberger throughout the race, managing to close in points.

The Team will Iodaracing with its riders will test at Misano next June 1 to prepare the race to be held in two weeks on the Marco Simoncelli circuit.

LORENZO SAVADORI

"I am very happy about this weekend because we were able to do two good races and a good qualifying, but I still have a little ‘bitter taste in the mouth as far as today’s race . There was threaten to throw away all the work done these days if I had tried to attack Davies, that’s why in the end I did not try to attack, it did not make sense. I preferred to bring home a fourth place which for me is still good . This time, the second half of the race went well, but we have to try to be a little more effective at the beginning because this time I finished the tires searching to reach the way to Davies. At the start, however, it made no sense for me to go ahead because I had need to see what others riders were doing to process my race strategy. It was a very positive race even if in the end I settled, but as he started the weekend the boys Iodaracing Team and Aprilia have all done an excellent I work and I want to thank them".

ALEX DE ANGELIS

"We tried a set different set up in compare of yesterday’s one but it was not effective to me off because I was never able to replicate my best times during this weekend. I could not even make the same trajectories and the bike became very nervous. the only two times I’ve tried to take the group in front of me the bike was impossible to control on the straight. So I had to hold on to take home this World Championship point which we needed after the yesterday zero. I hope that in the test at Misano we really can find what’s missing me to remain stable on the bike".