Here is our video interview with two of the most promising young Italians who will be rivals in CIV SBK this year. Delbianco with the Yamaha R1 and Bernardi with the Aprilia RSV4 1100
April 27, 2023
The devil and the Holy water. Outgoing and chatty Alessandro Delbiancointroverted and taciturn Luca Bernardibut once the visor is lowered, the two share the same talent and the same rabid desire to win.
They are two pilots “made in CIV”. Alessandro’s career began in the CIV Moto3 in 2014, a category in which he competed for four years, before making the big leap into the European Stock 1000 with Team Althea in 2018. The following year he was promoted to the Superbike world championship where he stood out for his acrobatic skills in the wet. In 2020 he landed at CIV SBK where in four years he raced with BMW, Honda, Aprilia and now with the Yamaha of Team Keope.
Luca Bernardi also started out in the CIV Moto3 and then moved on to Supersport 300 immediately after, graduating Italian champion in 2017. Another season in the cadet Supersport to then move up the category. In Supersport 600 he raced for two years and in the second he won a second Italian title, which earned him promotion to WorldSSP. An excellent start, but then he is injured in a crash at Magny Cours and his championship ends there. Last year he raced with Team Barni in the Superbike world championship, but the team gave him the sack with just a few races left at the end of the season. This year he will race with the Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia RSV4 1100.
In this interview they tell us about their tests with the new bikes and their ambitions, which are the same: to relaunch themselves in CIV Superbike and then return to the world championship.