Lorenzo Savadori Earn 2015 Superstock 1000 Title
The Aprilia RSV4 has earned yet another title, the latest arriving in the 2015 FIM Superstock 1000 Championship with Lorenzo Savadori at the controls.
Savadori, piloting the Team Nuova M2 Aprilia Racing RSV4 RF, earned the first Superstock 1000 title for Aprilia; the series is closet to the factory street versions, and this provides more clout for the RSV4 superbike. Since debuting in the 2009 FIM World Superbike Championship, RSV4 has won seven world titles (three rider titles with Max Biaggi (2) and Sylvain Guintoli, and four manufacturer titles).
As for the Italian Savadori, he becomes the 15th rider to win the Superstock 1000 cup, and the eighth from Italy. He wrapped up the title Sunday with eighth at Magny-Cours in France, the final round of the series. Before Magny-Cours, he had won eight Superstock 1000 races. Lorenzo Savadori is now third for overall Superstock race wins behind former champions Ayrton Badovini (11) and Sylvain Barrier (10).
“The Magny-Cours race went as expected. Along with my mechanics we had decided to push hard in the first laps and then to set our pace and bring home our main objective. I didn’t want to take any risks given the good margin we had coming into the final round. This was a great season for us,” Lorenzo Savadori says.
“We started with a new project but Aprilia, Team Nuova M2 and I gave it our all from the very beginning. We believed in it and the feeling with the RSV4 RF was incredible. I still need to get my head around this victory. After the checkered flag all the various post-race events began, so in the next few days I’ll be able to enjoy this important result more.”
One of the fathers of the RSV4 project, Aprilia Racing Manager Romano Albesiano, also commented on the Superstock 1000 title win: “Superstock 1000 was one of our main objectives this season. It establishes the merits of the RSV4 in the category for bikes closely derived from the factory street versions after having clearly demonstrated them both in World Superbike and in the factory comparative tests.
“We supported Team Nuova M2, helping out Lorenzo Savadori and Kevin Calia as best we could. Lorenzo was very good from the start, achieving the goal we had aimed for and Kevin’s great improvement, culminating with his second place finish at Magny-Cours, confirms the quality of our project once again. The story of the RSV4 is one of a kind in the street sportbike world: victorious in Superbike, victorious on the road, at the top of Superstock and capable of showing its worth in a version which is vastly modified but that still maintains its peculiar characteristics in MotoGP as well. This is a result that makes us very proud and that pays tribute to the great job done by Aprilia.”
Next year, the Superstock 1000 class will use the all-new RSV4 RF; for more, visit our 2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF Review.