Our favorite "round-head"--his head is nearly completely oval-shaped--World Superbike and World Supersport veteran Luca Scassa, will stay on the Cardion AB Aprilia CRT machine for the rest of the season after he finished 17th at Aragon in his MotoGP debut as a replacement for the injured Karel Abraham.
Scassa finished only two spots out of the points despite an early scrape with Danilo Petrucci and Michael Laverty on the first lap that forced him to evade a crash with those two riders by running on an escape road.
"Luca had no experience, and because he is heavier and taller than Karel he needed a different bike setup," Cardion AB chief mechanic Marco Grana said to British media. "We had to go step by step, and we were able to make improvements. The fact that Luca could shift from Supersport to one of the strongest bikes in the world is a good result and good basis for the coming races with us."