Worldwide Aprilia motorcycle dealers and enthusiast are ecstatic about Team Aprilia Alitalia’s back-to-back victories at the 2010 World Superbike Championship in Monza, Italy, on May 8-9.
Aprilia’s marquee road racer, Max Biaggi, took home a double World SBK win in Monza for the second time this season, the first being in the Portimao circuit.
Thanks to the racing victories this weekend, Biaggi secured his second-place position in the rider standings at 178, trailing Leon Haslam of Team Suzuki Alstare by three points.
Currently, Team Aprilia Alitalia holds the first place standing in the world manufacturer rankings, three points ahead of Suzuki and 35 ahead of Ducati.
Roberto Colaninno (President and CEO of the Piaggio Group) says. "This was a great, all-Italian weekend – from the track, to the rider, to the bike, to the tires, to the petrol and the three-colored plumage of the sponsor: it is Italy flying."
"Max Biaggi’s double victory at Monza is proof of Aprilia’s technological superiority and of its key product, the RSV4, ridden by an extraordinary champion."
Max Biaggi (descending from the WSBK race 1 podium) says: "I am truly pleased. It was a great race. I felt the pressure of the Brits behind me. Monza is a long circuit where it’s just as easy to be fast as it is to make decisive mistakes."
"Thanks go, obviously, to all of the Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team who always work the hardest. My bike has been fast all weekend. It’s still a bit edgy. We’ll have to see whether or not to change something for race 2. The result is particularly special because Mr. Roberto Colaninno, the Chairman and CEO of our Group, my girlfriend and my little daughter were here with me at the races".
Max Biaggi (after WSBK race 2 continued) says: "Race 2 was a fantastic conclusion to an exceptional weekend. I couldn’t dream of a more perfect race if I had to. I must thank the Aprilia team for not only coming together seamlessly, but for maintaining a consistent cohesion throughout the race."
Rider Points after Monza
1. Leon Haslam Suzuki GBR 181
2. Max Biaggi Aprilia ITA 178
3. Carlos Checa Ducati ESP 110
4. Jonathan Rea Honda GBR 110
5. James Toseland Yamaha GBR 106
6. Noriyuki Haga Ducati JPN 100
7. Troy Corser BMW AUS 92
8. Leon Camier Aprilia GBR 72
9. Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki FRA 70
10. Cal Crutchlow Yamaha GBR 65
Manufacturer Points after Monza
1. Aprilia 184
2. Suzuki 181
3. Ducati 149
4. Honda 119
5. Yamaha 113
6. BMW 95
7. Kawasaki 37
Motorcycle racing fans can catch the Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team during the sole U.S. stop of the 2010 World Superbike series at Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park on May 31.
Representing Italy’s red, white and green colors on the RSV4 will be Apirlia’s own legend Max Biaggi and fast newcomer Leon Camier.