|Aprilia are topping both rider and manufacture standings
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Aprilia Factory racers Sylvain Guintoli and Eugene Laverty are heading to Monza sitting 1-2 in the world championship standings, and are excited for the weekend ahead.
Monza is significant for Aprilia riders and provides extra motivation with the history it holds for the Italian factory. Guintoli leads the world championship by 28 points after securing five podiums out of six attempts, with one race win. The Frenchman is excited about visiting Monza and hopes to leave with two strong results.
Guintoli reveals “I am very excited about riding my RSV4 in Monza. We came here as ranking leaders, just as the championship is getting heated up. I like this track and it suits the Aprilia perfectly. Hopefully we can beat the all time Superbike top speed record and come back with 2 strong results”.
Eugene Laverty holds similar feelings about the Italian circuit and is still fired up following his victory at Assen two weeks ago.
The Irishman sits just 28 points behind his teammate in the world championship and will hope to close the gap this weekend. The 26 year old understands the importance of keeping up momentum after his win at Assen, and is hoping for dry weather this weekend.
Laverty explained “It was important to bounce back with a race victory in Assen. Honestly I didn’t expect to win, which gives me a lot of confidence going into one of our strongest circuits on the calendar. Top speed is very important at Monza and the RSV4 has plenty of that. Let’s hope the weather stays dry and that we can enjoy two great races on Sunday”.