Torres: "We put in a lot of laps to understand the MV"

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 17:44 GMT

Positive opening days for injured Torres

Embarking on a new venture, Jordi Torres has finished a two day test with the MV Reparto Corse team, and despite a small injury picked up in Qatar he leaves Jerez with a positive first impression.

Working throughout both days around the Circuito de Jerez, the Spanish rider was able to work alongside the team as well as begin to understand the bike and build on his riding style to suit the Italian machine. Happy with his overall pace, his best lap time at the end of Tuesday was 1.40.595, which was faster than his Superpole time in 2016.

Torres explains his fitness levels:  “With my injury, I am ok because I have started to stand up and was walking, but the most important is that when I ride I don’t have any pain and it only disturbs me a little. But we put in a lot of laps to understand the MV Agusta bike and to see if I have to change my riding style, and so far everything is ok and I am happy, because I put in enough laps to understand everything.”

“This is a hard bike,” continues the Spaniard regarding the bike itself. “Because it’s always its quiet in the entry and the exit, the electronics work better and it’s easy to get a lot of throttle on the exit. But the most important is the agility, and I have to have a lot of precision on the entry of the corners and I agree, and I am happy to enter a corner aggressively and to brake late, so I need to work to turn the corners better.”

His thoughts now turn to the winter, and getting out on the motocross bikes however: “First of all I need to recover fully, get back to the gym, and then we can start to ride in motocross and on the trial bikes, as this is our winter work, and I am looking forward to this time, to do all these sports.”

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