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Old scores and new parts await Savadori in Mugello

Old scores and new parts await Savadori in Mugello

Italian rookie expecting new parts for Aprilia RSA at home round.

Still searching for his first World Championship points, 125cc rookie Lorenzo Savadori might have his best chance of a top result next weekend. The Gran Premio d’Italia Alice is the Cesena youngster’s home race, and he is expecting some new parts to fuel his charge to the head of the field.

Savadori won the Italian Championship race held at the Mugello circuit last year, and also made his World Championship debut at the track in an eye-opening wildcard appearance. If any further motivation was needed for the former Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup entrant, a crash at Le Mans has simply spurred the Italian on further.

“I’m very disappointed about the crash in Le Mans; I could have obtained my first points in the World Championship and it has been a real pity for my mood but also for my team,” says the 16 year-old. “At Mugello there will be some new things for me, both on the technical and personnel side, and I can’t wait to get back on track.”

Not only is the track familiar to Savadori, but some old rivals will also be present to renew their acquaintance with the teenager –and the European Champion is keen to get one over on them.

“I know the circuit very well and, on this occasion, there will be some Italian wild card riders entering -nearly all my ex-adversaries. I’m very motivated and my goal is to finish the race in the first 10 riders.”

Savadori rides an RSA Aprilia in his rookie season, looking to follow in the footsteps not of previous Italian stars Valentino Rossi, Loris Capirossi or Andrea Dovizioso, but his idol Troy Bayliss.

125cc, 2009, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Lorenzo Savadori, Fontana Racing

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