IN SUPERBIKE LORENZO SAVADORI DOMINATES BOTH RACES ASTRIDE HIS APRILIA RSV4 FW-STK; ON HIS APRILIA RSV4 FACTORY EDDI LA MARRA WINS THE NATIONAL TROPHY 1000 RACE.
Imola (International Circuit, Italy), 30 June 2019 - Once again, Lorenzo Savadori started from pole position, lapping with his Aprilia RSV4 FW-STK almost as if it was the Superpole session. The only rider to drop below the 1’49 mark, he gained one second per lap over his nearest rival until accumulating an advantage of almost six seconds, and then he began to manage the race. The Italian crossed the finish line first with a long wheelie worthy of the best stunt men.
This gives Savadori more points in the championship standings, closing the gap behind the leader to just 42 points.
It was a perfect weekend for Nuova M2 Racing and Aprilia as they took the two pole positions in Superbike and in the National Trophy 1000 with their Aprilia RSV4 machines, then going on to win all the races on the schedule. On Saturday, Lorenzo Savadori won Superbike Race 1. On Sunday, the National Trophy 1000 race was dominated by Eddi La Marra and his brand-new Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory and, at the end of the day, Lorenzo Savadori did the double in Superbike Race 2 to round out a historic result for the team.
The next round of the 2019 CIV (Italian Speed Championship) will be in Misano (Italy), with races on 27 and 28 July.
Lorenzo Savadori (bike No. 32), Superbike: “It was a fantastic weekend, getting back to winning here in Imola with the Aprilia RSV4 FW-STK. We knew that we had a chance here and we succeeded, and it was very important for everyone. It was a nice double where we pulled in behind the new Ducati V4 machines. When we get back on the other circuits, it will be hard again, but we will keep giving it our all to do as much as possible, battling down to the end. I wish to thank Aprilia, Nuova M2 Racing, Fausto Gresini and all the sponsors who give me a hand. This double win is dedicated to all of them.”
Race 2 Ranking: 1- Savadori L. 25’34.444. 2- Pirro M. 25’37.599. 3- Zanetti L. 25’37.848.
Championship Standings: 1- Pirro M. 140pts. 2- Savadori L. 98pts. 3- Cavalieri S. 68pts.
Manufacturer Standings: 1- Ducati 140pts. 2- Aprilia 102pts. 3- BMW 76pts. 4- Yamaha 52. 5- Suzuki 37pts.
NATIONAL TROPHY 1000. NUOVA M2 RACING TRIUMPHS WITH EDDI LA MARRA AND HIS RSV4 1100 FACTORY. ALEX SGROI PUT IN A CONCRETE PERFORMANCE, DOING THE BEST LAP
Imola (International Circuit, Italy), 30 June 2019 - The streak of positive results continues for Nuova M2 Racing as they win in the National Trophy 1000 with Eddi La Marra for the third time in a row. The rider from Ferentino is dominating in the championship standings astride his Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory, showing up his rivals with three out of three wins.
EDDI LA MARRA.
Alex Sgroi started from the eighth spot on the grid and managed to claw his way all the way to the foot of the podium, finishing fourth. With a time of 1’50.267, the Sicilian was able to do the best race lap, confirming the outstanding Aprilia project.
The next National Trophy round will coincide with the fourth 2019 CIV round in Misano (Italy), the weekend of 28 July.
Eddi La Marra (bike No. 47), National Trophy 1000: “A great race. We worked very well with Nuova M2 Racing, but we were well-aware that we were not at the top. From the third lap I had grip problems with my Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory. I am very happy because with the third win in a row we have struck an important blow in the championship. I wish to thank my friends, all the people who support me and the team which is doing a great job.”
Alex Sgroi (bike No. 33), National Trophy 1000: “I am very pleased with the result. We worked well and we are improving consistently little by little. Nuova M2 Racing is doing a great job. I tried to push, having a go at attacking for third, but I took a few risks too many and settled for fourth place to bring home some important points. We will be working hard on our Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory for the next race in Misano. I wish to thank all my sponsors and the people who help me on this adventure.”
Race Ranking: 1- La Marra E. 18’30.142. 2- Saltarelli S. 18’30.367. 3- Andreozzi A. 18’32.107. 4- Sgroi A. 18’36.598. Championship Standings: 1- La Marra E. 75pts. 2- Perotti F. 47pts. 3- Salvadori L. 33pts. 5- Sgroi A. 30pts.
SUPERBIKE RACE 1 REPORT, ROUND 3, IMOLA. NUOVA M2 RACING WINS RACE 1 THANKS TO LORENZO SAVADORI’S DOMINANT POWER ON HIS APRILIA RSV4 FW-STK.
Imola (International Circuit, Italy), 29 June 2019 - Race 1 in Imola for the third round of the 2019 CIV (Italian Speed Championship). With an outstanding RSV4 FW-STK, Nuova M2 Racing, placed Lorenzo Savadori in the conditions to be able to start from the first spot on the grid after he took pole position in the morning. When the red lights went out, Savadori held his position ahead of the rest on his Aprilia. The only rider in the first part of the race with a pace of 1’48, the Italian managed to build a gap of almost five seconds over his nearest rivals in just a few laps, then managing the lead for the second half of the race. He won the race, dominating from flag to flag, sweeping the event with pole position, the fast lap and the win. With this victory, Lorenzo Savadori moves into second place in the overall standings, a full 13 points ahead of the third-place rider.
Lorenzo Savadori (bike no. 32), Superbike: “A great race. We could already tell in the practice sessions that we had the pace to go fast. Fortunately I was able to start well, because the Ducatis are hard to pass with their more powerful engines. I wish to thank Nuova M2 Racing, Aprilia, all those who work behind the scenes and Fausto Gresini.”
Race 1 Ranking: 1- Savadori L. 25’33.699. 2- Pirro M.25’36.300. 3- Russo R. 25’43.855.