Jordi Torres completes the 2015 line-up for team Red Devils Aprilia

Monday, 1 December 2014 14:15 GMT

The Spaniard joins the already confirmed Leon Haslam.

Spanish rider Jordi Torres joins Team Red Devils Aprilia to contest the 2015 Superbike World Championship alongside English rider Leon Haslam.

Born on August 27th, 1987, Jordi Torres Fernández is a two time Spanish Moto2 Champion and has competed at national level, in his native Spain, also in the Supersport and Stock Extreme classes. Since 2011 he has been a permanent fixture in the Moto2 World Championship. In 2013 he stepped onto the podium three times: he won the German GP at the Sachsenring, then second in the Valencia GP and third in the Australian GP at Phillip Island. The talented Spaniard has now chosen to continue his already successful career in the eni FIM Superbike World Championship and he is looking forward to the new challenge.

The Spaniard will get to grips with the brand new Aprilia RSV4 RR for the first time in mid-January, straight after the winter break, in order to be ready for the season opener, scheduled for February 22nd at Phillip Island, Australia.

Jordi Torres: “I’m really pleased to join the Superbike World Championship, especially with team Red Devils and the current winning manufacturer Aprilia. This is an important step in my career, I’m determined and willing to do my very best. I know it won’t be easy as the level in Superbike is very high, but I like to race powerful bikes and so I hope to be able to adapt quickly to my Aprilia RSV4 RR. I can’t wait to try it and will be counting the days until the January tests. I thank Andrea Petricca and Aprilia for believing in me; I’ll try my best to repay them with some great results.”

Andrea Petricca – General Manager: “I’m happy to welcome Jordi Torres to my team. I’m sure that he and Haslam will form a very competitive team. Two riders who are well into their sporting careers and have lengthy experience but, above all, the strong desire to prove themselves, something that characterises my team. Jordi’s enthusiasm is contagious and we cannot wait to see him on track on the RSV4 RR in the tests we’ll carry out in January, as we work to prepare for a championship in which we aim to be among the frontrunners.”