Houston, TX (August 12, 2015) – Aprilia HSBK had a good weekend at the MotoAmerica round eight at Indianapolis last weekend. The team continued to tune the new RSV4-RF and improve the setup. Rider Sheridan Morais made it into Superpole on Friday and with a few small adjustments he qualified a strong fifth overall just .025 seconds behind the SuperStock pole position.
On Saturday, Morais got a great start in race one and led the SuperStock class for several laps, but problems with his rear caused him to drop back a few positions and finish the race fourth in class. Sunday morning the team came back ready for a fresh start. During warmup, Morais put down great lap times and had the fourth fastest times overall putting them ahead of several factory Superbikes. Sunday afternoon, Morais got another great start for race two, but a blister in his front tire meant he couldn’t push and hold lap times. He was able to maintain his position thanks to his early gap and claimed third. Morais and the team struggled with tires all weekend, but continue to yield consistent and strong results.
Team Owner Bobby Shek commented, “We are really looking forward to the final MotoAmerica round in New Jersey in just a few short weeks. I know that the bike has more to give us and Sheridan has been instrumental in giving us great feedback and continuing to develop its potential. He has done a great job learning the tracks quickly and putting down fast and consistent times.”
Special thanks to Aprilia USA, Aprilia Racing, Houston Superbikes, RSRacecraft, Pilot, Motion Pro, EVOL Technology, Bel-Ray, Galfer USA, TAW Performance, Ohlins, Capit, GB Racing, Dynojet, Full Spectrum, Sunstar, Zero Gravity, DNA Air Filters, RaceSeats, Samco Sport, DB Holders, BikesPlast, Austin Racing, Andrew Swenson Design, and Drippin Wet.