Corti Proves Aprilia RSV4 RF
With round four of the 2016 AMA/FIM MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship wrapped up, it’s time to think about some of the happenings. Aprilia HSBK continued its Superstock winning streak at VIRginia International Raceway, in Danville, Va., which puts its solo Aprilia RSV4 RF pilot, Claudio Corti, in a comfortable points lead.
This follows a double victory at New Jersey Motorsports Park MotoAmerica, where the Italian Corti capitalized on the poor weather conditions. Corti, despite his lack of experience at the US-based tracks, is doing a remarkable job at becoming acclimated prior to races.
With a few short practice sessions, not to mention a wet practice, Corti was able to quickly familiarize himself with VIR’s layout. His performance in Practice 2 and 3 allowed him to be fast-tracked directly into Superpole 2, where he secured a sixth overall position, second among fellow Superstock 1000 riders.
Sunday’s warmup was a repeat of his New Jersey pace, and he was the fastest among the Superstock bikes. Cort was able to keep up the momentum for 25 laps at VIR in race one, taking his Aprilia RSV4 RF to victory.
Race 2 kicked off and initially, it looked like Corti would pull off a double once more. However, mechanical issues displayed themselves and forced Corti to fall back in the pack, finishing in seventh.
Naturally, Aprilia HSBK is incredibly happy with the results in Race 1. Seeing an independent team like Aprilia HSBK at the top of the Superstock 1000 Championship standings is what racing is all about.
Team owner, Bobby Shek, shared some of his excitement with, “The team did an incredible job this weekend. We are performing like a well-oiled machine and working hard to keep the winning momentum going.”
Claudio Corti at VIR MotoAmerica – Photo Gallery