HOUSTON, TX – May 3, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Aprilia HSBK Racing’s Claudio Corti headed to MotoAmerica’s round 3 at New Jersey Motorsports Park this past weekend to claim the double double. He claimed not only two Superstock wins, but was also third overall in both races. The clean sweep this past Sunday makes three Superstock 1000 wins for Corti this season. His historic weekend brings him to 1st in the points standings.
On Friday, Corti quickly learned the track despite weather conditions. He finished the second practice session of the day P1 in Superstock and P4 overall. Saturday the weather had cleared and during the final practice session Saturday, Corti wrecked, but was physically unharmed. His laptimes before the accident weren’t fast enough to qualify him to go directly to Superpole 2. The team rallied and quickly repaired his bike. Three hours later he finished Superpole 1 in 6th and qualified for the 16th place on the grid.
Despite grid position and weather, Corti had a strong start during race one on Sunday. He built a significant gap for much of the race and pushed ahead of numerous factory Superbikes. When he crossed the finish line, he made MotoAmerica history by earning a win in Superstock 1000 and a 3rd place podium position in Superbike.
Race two, Corti once again got a hole shot and by turn one had moved towards the leaders. He was run off the track early in the race behind an accident, but was able to safely get back on the track and make up ground. He quickly surpassed the majority of the field and headed back to first in class and third overall. For the first time in MotoAmerica history, a rider not only claimed the double win in the Superstock 1000 class, but also double podiumed in the Superbike class.
“This weekend really highlights the strengths of the stock RSV4, the talent of Claudio and the resilience of the team. We are building great momentum and are ready for any challenges the rest of the season brings our way. Big thanks to our sponsors and fans for all of your support,” said Team Owner Bobby Shek.
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HSBK Racing would like to thank Piaggio North America, Aprilia Racing, Houston Superbikes, Bel-Ray, K-Tech Suspension, Pilot Motorsports, Motion Pro, Portable Shade, EVOL Technology, Galfer USA, Ferodo Brake Pads, Capit, GB Racing, Full Spectrum, Sunstar, Zero Gravity, DNA Air Filters, RaceSeats, Samco Sport, DB Holders, BikesPlast, Austin Racing, Fast Frank Racing, Cox Racing, Sidi, Nolan Helmets, Andrew Swenson Design, and Drippin Wet.
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