Top ten for Torres on home turf: but the Spanish Elvis wants more!

Sunday, 9 June 2019 16:32 GMT

The charismatic Spaniard was back inside the top ten, making it nine top tens from the last eleven races in WorldSBK!

Jordi Torres (Team Pedercini Racing) put in another strong performance at the Acerbis Spanish Round at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto. The Spaniard, who is consistently a top ten runner in the 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, was a feature all the way through the weekend and looked like he could be one rider to watch as the races unfolded.

Starting from seventh in the Tissot Superpole Race, Torres gave himself a good opportunity to consolidate his top ten pace, with a strong race to eighth position. He went on to match the result in Race 2, making it nine top-ten finishes from the last eleven races. With the Spaniard in fine form, he looks set for a strong start to the second half of the season next time out at Misano.

“Finally, we can finish both races today,” said a relatively pleased Jordi Torres. “It has been a very difficult weekend for us because in Friday practice, we suffered a lot of electronical problems and we have to do a few laps to understand the bike, the asphalt and what tyres to use during the race. During today’s races, we were able to achieve two eighth-place finishes and we are happy because in the end, we can finish the races.”

It was a far from easy weekend for Torres, who was forced to retire after Race 1 with a technical problem with his Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki. However, he bounced back on Sunday to deliver a strong Race 2, despite initially dropping to ninth in the early stages. Torres had such a strong race that at times, he was lapping quicker than Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK rider Leon Haslam.

Jordi Torres elaborated on his weekend, saying: “We want more because I think our level is good, but maybe we need more horsepower to be faster on the straights. However, I think we work very well, and we complete a great job, I am very happy with my team; it is a big family in Team Pedercini Racing and I enjoy them a lot! We want more, and I am little bit angry, but we don’t have the material to do just yet.”

Will Torres be back up the front end at Misano, a circuit at which he led for eight laps at in 2017 whilst looking at a strong result, before his BMW broke down?

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