Claudio Corti MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 News
The dust has settled over Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and the MotoAmerica teams are already in Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park for round six. With round the Road America round completed, it marks the halfway point of the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM Road Race Series.
Throughout the first half of 2016 MotoAmerica, Claudio Corti of Aprilia HSBK has been a dominant force in the Superstock 1000 championship. Over the last three rounds, the Italian pilot has done quite well, amounting four race wins among a host of podium appearances. He now leads the Bazaaz Superstock 1000 Championship with 185 points, 17 ahead of Yamaha’s Josh Herrin, who secured three victories so far.
New to the series and all of the tracks, the Italian Claudio Corti and the team have been hard at work developing the Aprilia RSV4 RF. Even so, Corti has proven he can run with the top Superstock 1000 riders and in some cases, the Superbike class as well.
In the face of somber and sobering news regarding Moto2 rider Luis Salom’s tragic passing, Corti pulled together with his team, making a positive showing. Corti knew Salom personally and although the loss of a fellow racer is always troubling news, it struck far closer to home in this regard. Corti made a commendable in qualifying which sent him directly into Superpole 2. And from there, he secured a pole position, all done in the wet mind you.
Road America’s Race 1 started in familiar form for the Superstock series, the top contenders duking it out as usual. Corti stayed in the top of the Superstock 1000 standings for the race and even led on a few occasions.
He secured a second place finish in Race 1. Race 2 was processional, each of the Superstock riders battling much harder than before, fighting for crucial points. However, the result was the same – a double 2nd place weekend.
Overall, that’s a positive finish to two rounds of racing at Road America, a relatively tough track. Now, it’s off to Barber. In terms of points, the team currently sits with a decent lead in the Superstock 1000 championship.
Aprilia HSBK Racing is receiving support from Piaggio North America, Aprilia Racing, and of course, Houston Superbikes, Bel-Ray, K-Tech Suspension, Pilot Motorsports, Motion pro, Portable Shade, EVOL Technology, Galfer USA, Ferodo Brake Pads, Capit, GB Racing, Full Spectrum, Sunstar, Zero Gravity, DNA Air Filters, RaceSeats, Samco Sport, DB Holders, BikesPlast, Austin Racing, Fast Frank Racing, Cox Racing, Sidi, Nolan Helmets, Andrew Swenson Design, and Drippin Wet. Without all of the hard work and equipment from those brands, their 2016 MotoAmerica season would be very different. For more information about Aprilia HSBK, please visit www.houstonsuperbikes.com.