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MotoAmerica, Aprilia RS660 one-two punch at Barber Park with Dreher and Di Mario

Victory for Avery Dreher and Alessandro di Mario in the Bellissimoto Twins Cup class.  

MotoAmerica: Aprilia RS660 one-two punch at Barber Park with Dreher and Di Mario

Aprilia scored a double win at Barber Motorsports Park, round three of the MotoAmerica Championship, with the Aprilia RS660 in the Twins class. Winning in Race 1 was Avery Dreher, while success in Race 2 went to Italian rider Alessandro Di Mario .

TopPro Racing Team rider Avery Dreher won the first heat in Barber by nearly three seconds. In a wet race with many crashes, Dreher managed to impose himself by taking his first win in the Twins Cup class.

Second heat equally positive for Aprilia with the first triumph in the category of Alessandro Di Mario, starting from pole position. The Italian rider managed to redeem himself after a slip in Race 1 when he was leading the race. Completing the podium was his teammate, Gus Rodio, on the Aprilia RS660.

The Aprilia RS 660 confirmed itself as one of the most competitive bikes in the Twins Cup category. Victory in Race 2 allows Alessandro Di Mario to leave Alabama in third place in the standings with 86 points. Leading the championship is Gus Rodio with 109 points and a 15-point lead over second in the standings. The next round of the Twins Cup is scheduled for May 31 to June 2 at the Road America circuit in Wisconsin.

"I'm very happy with the result of Race 1," explained Dreher, " As soon as I saw that it was starting to rain, I knew I had a chance to win. The goal was to get a good start and get to the top positions quickly. Once I was in the lead, I tried to drive as cleanly as possible, without smearing."

"I managed to set a new track record in qualifying," added Di Mario. " In Race 1, I didn't think I would go so fast in the wet. After Avery passed me, I tried to stay close to him. Then the sun came out and I couldn't see anything. When I got to Turn 3 I lost the rear, but I was able to get the bike back up and finish seventh. In Race 2 I just tried to manage the lead. I probably could have gone a little faster, but the front end was slipping a lot, so I didn't want to risk it."

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