MUGELLO, RACE 2. Scarperia (Italy), 22 September 2019 - The riders were lined up on the Campionato Italiano Velocità (Italian Speed Championship) starting grid when it began to sprinkle at the Mugello circuit. Fortunately, no real rain arrived and the race was still held on a dry track. Lorenzo Savadori started very well with his Aprilia RSV4 FW-STK, staying in the race lead and engaging in a heated duel with Andrea Mantovani for the top spot. The Cesena native bested his adversary and set the pace ahead of the rest.
Federico D’Annunzio lost a few positions at the start, but was able to establish his pace, making up the lost places. At the end of the race, he managed to finish tenth, closing out another race in the top ten.
It was a picture-perfect Sunday for Nuova M2 Racing as they won the National Trophy 1000 title with Eddi La Marra winning the race, the first podium of the season for Alex Sgroi and a crushing Superbike victory by Lorenzo Savadori.
The next event will be in Vallelunga for the final round of the Campionato Italiano Velocità, scheduled for the weekend of 5 and 6 October 2019.
Lorenzo Savadori – Superbike (bike no. 32): “I am very happy. Winning today was very important, partly because of the bad luck we had yesterday which kept us from having a go all the way to the end. Fortunately, the track stayed dry, because we would have struggled a bit in the wet. I tried to build up a bit of gap straight away. The track was rather slippery, but I was able to push at the beginning to then manage the lead. I wish to thank Nuova M2 Racing team, Aprilia, the sponsors and all the friends who came out here today to cheer us on.”
Federico D’Annunzio – Superbike (bike no. 41): “It was a great race. It’s a pity about the track conditions. With all that oil, I had to figure out where to overtake, losing a bit of time. I had the pace to stay with the group battling for fifth. I’d like to thank the entire team and the people who support me.”
SECOND PLACE FOR NUOVA M2 RACING WITH SAVADORI IN CAMPIONATO ITALIANO VELOCITÀ SUPERBIKE RACE 1. FEDERICO D’ANNUNZIO FINISHES IN THE TOP TEN. SECOND PLACE FOR EDDI LA MARRA IN THE NATIONAL TROPHY 1000. ALEX SGROI THIRD IN CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS.
MUGELLO, RACE 1. Scarperia (Italy), 21 September 2019 - A sunny Saturday at the Mugello Circuit for the Campionato Italiano Velocità races (Italian Speed Championship).
SUPERBIKE. At the start, pole man Lorenzo Savadori held onto first place astride his Aprilia RSV4 FW-STK. He maintained the race lead all the way to the end of the ninth lap, when he was forced to yield the position, dropping back to second place, where he stayed until the end of the race for a podium finish.
Federico D’Annunzio lost a few positions, finding himself in traffic in the central group, struggling to recover. In the second part of the race, he managed to claw his way up from thirteenth to finish in the top ten.
The championship is still mathematically open for Nuova M2 Racing team which is now in second place in the overall standings with Lorenzo Savadori trailing the leader by 67 points.
NATIONAL TROPHY 1000. In the National Trophy 1000, Eddi La Marra and Alex Sgroi started respectively from the first and second row astride their Aprilia RSV4 1100 machines. Sgroi had a very good start, moving into second place, but he was soon overtaken by his teammate. La Marra held onto second place all the way to the end, earning another 20 points in the overall standings that solidify his championship lead.
Sicilian rider, Sgroi, finished fourth after an outstanding race where he was able to partially contain his teammate’s direct rival for the Italian title. This means that Eddi La Marra extends his championship lead to twenty points ahead of his main adversary, confirming his candidacy for the final victory. Alex Sgroi has moved up two positions in the overall standings, now in third place.
Lorenzo Savadori – Superbike (bike no. 32): “I'm a bit disappointed about the poor luck. We were not in bad shape. At the end of the race, I knew I could increase the pace and we were doing it. In the early laps, I was unable to exploit the extra grip of the new tyre. When Pirro overtook me, my electronic gearbox had problems in the high gears and yet, even without using it, we were able to make up ground on the leader. A good second place with the unknown factor of whether or not we would have been able to try an attack for the win. I am hoping for a dry race tomorrow. I wish to thank all the guys on the Nuova M2 Racing team who do a great job on my Aprilia RSV4 FW-STK.”
Federico D’Annunzio – Superbike (bike no. 41): “It was a good race. The position does not reflect the good step we took forward in terms of race pace and the gap behind the leaders. I finished only seven seconds behind the podium. I tried to overtake Calia several times, but my RSV4 was a bit twitchy in the braking sections and I wasn’t able to hold the line. We’ll work hard to get even better. I’d like to thank the Nuova M2 Racing team.”
Eddi La Marra - National Trophy 1000 (bike no. 47): “It went well. I had started conservatively to try to limit the damage because I had a fever until a few days ago and I was unable to set up my RSV4 1100 here. I was able to take second, but winning would have been truly difficult. Now I'm off to talk to the team straight away in order to analyse the data and find something more that will be useful for the race tomorrow.”
Alex Sgroi - National Trophy 1000 (bike no. 33): “I am happy with the result, even if I was unable to finish on the podium. Now I'm third in the championship. We are improving session after session and for this reason, I am very happy with the great job I'm doing along with the Nuova M2 Racing team.”
(SOURCE: Nuova M2 Racing press release).