Lorenzo Savadori will make his MotoGP debut, riding the Aprilia RS-GP, in the European Grand Prix, scheduled in Valencia from 6 to 8 November
Lorenzo will replace Bradley Smith as Aprilia Racing Team Gresini rider also in the subsequent stages that will close the 2020 MotoGP season, namely the GP of the Valencian Community on November 15th, again on the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, and the Portuguese GP in Portimao on November 22nd.
Lorenzo Savadori is a fresh Italian SBK Champion having dominated the top category of the CIV 2020 with six wins and two second places in the eight races held on his Aprilia RSV4 of the Nuova M2 Racing team. An extraordinary performance, obtained in an extremely challenging championship, against multiple victors which, combined with his commitment as a MotoGP tester carried out since the beginning of the year, led him to his debut in the top category of world motorcycling.
Lorenzo Savadori makes his MotoGP debut with Aprilia
First of all I want to thank Bradley for his commitment this season, he has held the unexpected role of owner on his shoulders with great dignity and with good evidence and his contribution has been invaluable. Now we are excitedly awaiting Lorenzo’s debut, this promotion is certainly a recognition of the great season he played, as a CIV rider, dominating the Superbike. But it is also a growth step for a rider who will be a tester of our RS-GP also in 2021, conducting our very young project also in the race will certainly be a step forward for Lorenzo and therefore for all of Aprilia Racing.
Massimo Rivola (CEO Aprilia Racing) said this, and then Lorenzo Savadori himself continued saying:
To say that I am happy is an understatement and I want to immediately thank Aprilia Racing for the great opportunity. I arrive prepared for the appointment, thanks both to the work done during the tests on the RS-GP, and to the season just ended in the CIV, a challenging championship that forced me to be in top form and maximum concentration. Now I have to rearrange my ideas, take advantage of the kilometers traveled on the RS-GP and be ready and concentrated for the first practice session.
Born in Cesena in 1993, Lorenzo Savadori is Italian and European 125 GP Champion with Aprilia in 2008. In the same season he made his debut in the 125cc World Championship with three wild cards. In 2007 he was runner-up in the Red Bull Rookies Cup training series. In 2009 he raced in the 125cc World Championship. In 2011 he made his debut in the Superstock 1000 where in 2014 he became runner-up.
In 2015 he made his debut in the new Aprilia RSV4 RF in Superstock and it was a triumph: he collected 4 victories, 7 podiums and 3 pole positions that led him to win the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup Championship, giving Aprilia the Constructors’ title. The years 2016, 2017 and 2018 see Lorenzo involved in the SBK World Championship always on Aprilia RSV4. In 2019 he was Superbike vice-champion in the Italian Speed Championship. in 2020 he became Aprilia MotoGP test rider and dominated the CIV Superbike with six victories in eight races, becoming Italian Champion riding the new Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory.
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