The Team Pedercini Racing rider points out the progress made in the Portimao test and reveals his plans for the future!
After two intense days of testing at the Algarve International Autodrome, Jordi Torres took stock on Sunday afternoon of the work done on the Portuguese track aboard the ZX-10RR of Team Pedercini Racing. The Catalan rider recovered his feeling with his bike after almost a month and a half without getting on the Kawasaki and, more importantly, he was able to improve his set-up, already thinking about the resumption of the championship at Portimao in two weeks.
"These two days of testing have gone very well, they were very necessary to get back in touch with the bike and feel the adrenaline again" said the motorcyclist from Rubí. "We also had in mind many things that we had left at Laguna Seca, so this has been useful to clarify some ideas we had in our heads and try them out."
"In principle, our goal was to find some more support in the front train, and in the end, we have succeeded," says Torres, who concluded the test in 14th best time of the group, just over a second from the fastest. “At the end of the day, we would have liked to have a better time, but in a matter of pace I think we are quite good. We have perhaps lacked to finish solving the rear train, there we need to find a little more adhesion”.
About to face the final leg of the 2019 course, there are many WorldSBK pilots who have already announced their plans for next season. Torres, who started his partnership with the team at the beginning of this year, is already clear about its destination in 2020.
"Pedercini and I are going to be together, because I am very happy with them... and I hope they are very happy with me," Torres says. “We are taking leaps and bounds forward. This year we have started a project from scratch, and it is a very nice road, I am very comfortable here, they’re lovely people and it works very well. We have a lot to do if we want to reach a certain level, but they are logical steps and I am very happy to grow with them.”
"This year we have started a project thinking about working for next year" continues the 31-year-old. "For the next rounds, our idea is to be much more competitive and always be in the top six or seven in a normal way, which is not a matter of luck. For this to happen, the team has to work with a material that must arrive in due time. And we must be prepared professionally and organisationally to keep up. It is a matter of time before this arrives, it will be sooner or later, but it is nice to see how the project is flourishing and to be involved in it.”
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