Team Aviobike by M2 Revo will use the upcoming 8 Hours of Spa Motos to build on the potential it demonstrated during the FIM Endurance World Championship season-opening 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans last month with its all-new Aprilia RSV4.

After a promising start, the Italian alliance was hit by misfortune with lengthy pitstops required to replace the clutch and chain on the #111 entry.

But riders Luca Bernardi, Kevin Calia, Samuele Cavalieri and Francesco Cocco didn’t give up and put Team Aviobike by M2 Revo on course to finish a fine fourth among the Dunlop-supplied Superstock category contenders.


However, in a cruel late twist, a front-tyre issue caused a further pitstop just as the race finished, resulting in a non-classification due the team’s Aprilia not taking the chequered flag having completed 810 laps. To compound its frustrations, only four outfits covered more laps than Team Aviobike by M2 Revo.

Team Principal Giovanni Baggi said:

It was a very intense race, which saw the team commit body and soul at every moment. We saw an excellent performance, obtained thanks to the intense work of the riders, technicians and all the members of the team.

Despite the obstacles that we had to face along the way, we were able to demonstrate the true strength of Aviobike, M2 Revo and Aprilia. The finish is not the best, so we will work hard until the next race, persevering to reach our goal and firmly convinced that during the season we will be able to redeem ourselves and demonstrate our value.


Team Manager Michele Bonaldo added:

After this first weekend of endurance we can say that our Aprilia RSV4 performed excellently, leading us until the end of the scheduled 24 hours and fighting for the podium until the last metre. We are out of the rankings due to a technical problem after having competed for 23 hours 59 minutes and two seconds, but we already consider the event a great success. We have collected a lot of data and the season will be an important period of study for the whole team.

The guys in the team demonstrated tenacity, dedication and composure in the most difficult situations. Special thanks to Luca Bernardi, Samuele Cavalieri, Kevin Calia and Francesco Cocco for having brought Aprilia and our team into prominent positions and for demonstrating competitiveness.

eam Aviobike by M2 Revo will continue its EWC campaign in the 8 Hours of Spa Motos, which takes place at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium from 6-8 June. Click HERE for the latest ticket information.

Photos: Loris Guinoiseau/LGNS Photo/Team Aviobike by M2 Revo

Original Source [ FIM EWC ]