Lorenzo Savadori will make his MotoGP debut, riding the Aprilia RS-GP, at the European Grand Prix, scheduled in Valencia from November 6th to 8th .
Lorenzo will replace Bradley Smith as a rider for the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini also in the subsequent stages that will close the 2020 MotoGP season, namely the Valencia GP on November 15th, again at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, and the Portugal GP in Portimao on November 22nd.
Lorenzo Savadori is a new Italian SBK Champion who dominated the top category of the CIV 2020 with six wins and two second places in the eight races held on his Aprilia RSV4 in the Nuova M2 Racing team.
“To say I’m happy is an understatement, and I want to thank Aprilia Racing for this great opportunity,” Lorenzo Savadori said. “I came prepared for the appointment, thanks to both the work done during the tests on the RS-GP, and to the season that just ended in the CIV. A challenging championship that has left me in top form and concentration. Now I have to rearrange my ideas, take advantage of the kilometers traveled on the RS-GP, and be ready and focused for the first practice session.”
Massimo Rivola, Aprilia Racing's CEO, added: “First of all, I want to thank Bradley for his commitment this season. He’s held the weight on his shoulders – with great dignity and with good evidence – of the unexpected role of title holder, and his contribution has been precious. We’re now excitedly awaiting Lorenzo’s debut. This promotion is certainly a recognition of the great season he’s had as a CIV rider, dominating the Superbike. But it’s also a step forward for a rider who will be a tester for 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.”