Torres ready for Jerez test despite injury

Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:13 GMT

Spaniard keen to get first test with MV Agusta Reparto Corse underway

Jordi Torres (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) continues to recover from the injuries suffered in the Acerbis Qatar Round, following a big crash in race two. Speaking exclusively to, Torres has explained he can’t wait to try out the Italian machine for the first time next week, and has every intention of being present at the Jerez test.

The Spanish rider suffered a tear of the labral of the hip and a lesion of the iliac psoas (muscle located in the abdominal cavity), which have forced him to use a wheelchair for a week. Torres has undergone a PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma Injection) treatment as an alternative to the operating room, to repair damaged joints and speed up his recovery.

"Initially I will get on the bike and train" the rider explained when asked about his reappearance in the test scheduled in Jerez from next Monday.

"I do not know if I will be 100% or if I can ride for many laps, but what is clear is that I want to be at this test. I cannot afford not to go. I do not want to try the bike for the first time next year, I would spend Christmas thinking that I'm missing out. As bad as it goes, it will be fine. It's a first test, so you get on the bike and get to know the team. Even if I do a few laps, we can already see the riding position, I'll see how they work and I'll start to know the work plan. "

The 30-year-old will debut in just five days on the MV Agusta F4 RC, opening a new chapter in his career after riding for the last two seasons with the Althea BMW Racing Team. On the eventful end of the stage with the Italian team, he explained:

"Of course, it's bad for me to finish a season like that. Obviously I wanted to do well, but things go as they go. It's not that I made a mistake, nor do I blame anyone. I did not do anything strange, simply the bike threw me in a very wild way. In any case, this stage is over and now I start a new one. All the changes are to improve."

The Jerez test will be held over the next week at Jerez de la Frontera, and the MV Agusta Reparto Corse team is scheduled to participate in the first two days, November 20 and 21. Do not miss the premiere of Torres with his new team. All the information will be available with the WorldSBK VideoPass.