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APRILIA WSBK – Laguna Seca preview

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World Superbike at Laguna Seca

THE LEGENDARY AMERICAN TRACK HOSTS THE FACTORY DERIVATIVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

LEON HASLAM: “WE’VE BEEN ON A FOUR WEEK BREAK. I CAN’T WAIT TO GET BACK TO WORK”

JORDI TORRES: “LEGENDARY TRACK, COULD BE WELL SUITED TO MY RIDING STYLE”

Noale, 14 July 2015 – Four weeks after the Misano round the World Superbike Championship is travelling to the United States to take on the historic Laguna Seca circuit. This track is famous for its “Corkscrew” turn, a steep downhill direction change, but it also has some spectacular characteristics that always make for memorable races.

For Team Aprilia Racing – Red Devils the Laguna Seca round marks the beginning of the final stretch, with the Italian team still in the running for the top spots of both the rider and the manufacturer standings. It is an exciting and demanding battle, given the skill of the adversaries and the balanced competition that has come out during the 2015 season.

Both Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres are anxious to get back onto the track after the break. The English rider can count on physical fitness which is back to optimum after the rib injury that heavily impacted the central part of his season. For Leon the characteristics of the track and the high temperatures may be an advantage for his RSV4 RF, the reigning World Champion bike, in the hunt for victory.

Leon Haslam: “The American round is always a special race and it marks the beginning of the final stretch of the season. I’m confident both because of the characteristics of the track and the high temperatures that we’ll find at Laguna Seca. On top of that we’ve been on a four week break, so I can’t wait to get back to work with my guys and I’m happy to do it in front of the American fans.”

Jordi Torres is quite motivated and he spent much of the summer break preparing for the last part of the season both physically and mentally. For his first time on the Californian track the Spanish rider knows that he’ll need to memorise the characteristics in a hurry in order to be able to focus on the usual job of fine tuning his bike’s settings. Jordi also thinks that the busy nature of the track should adapt well to a fluid riding style and he is straining at the bit to taste the American tarmac for the first time.

Jordi Torres: “We are going to Laguna Seca, a legendary circuit where I am really happy to have the chance to race. We’ll need to learn it quickly and take maximum advantage of the RSV4 RF. The track is very busy, with turns one right after the other, and that could be good for my riding style. I used this break period to work a lot on my physical fitness in the gym and to mentally prepare for my first time on the “Corkscrew.” I can’t wait to get back in the saddle on my Aprilia!”