Jordi Torres will join the Reale Avintia Racing team this weekend at the Aragon Grand Prix. The Catalan rider will jump on Xavier Simeon’s GP16, while the Belgian rider will enjoy his second race on injured Tito Rabat’s Ducati.
Torres is not a newcomer in the MotoGP™ paddock, as he raced in the Moto2™ class from 2010 to 2014 with some success. He has several podiums in the intermediate class and he won the race in Sachsenring 2013. Two years later he decided to try in the World Superbike Championship and in his first season he was always in the top five and finished in the podium in several races. He got his first victory in the last race of the season in Qatar. He currently competes with MV Agusta in his fourth WSBK season.
On Friday in Aragon, it will be the first time that Torres gets on a MotoGP™ bike.
Jordi Torres will race for Reale Avintia team in MotorLand and, in the races that the doctors from Hospital Unversitari Dexeus, consider for Rabat to recover 100% from the unfortunate injury in his right leg.
Jordi Torres: "First of all I want thank the team for this opportunity. Right now I am excited but also terrified, but it is always a challenge to be able to try a MotoGP™ bike for the first time. It will be a unique experience that one day I will be able to tell my grandchildren. Now seriously, I really want to try the bike and see how I evolve. I know that the championship has a very high level and in a race weekend it is very difficult to assimilate all the things you need to be fast, but I will try to learn as much as possible and take advantage of my experience. I think it’s something positive, I know the team very well and I will try to put everything, and we will see what comes out during the weekend. It’s more difficult than the people think, but I’m going with a positive attitude and looking forward to get the best out of this opportunity. I also want to thank my manager for his work and MV Agusta for giving me permission to be in Aragon. At the moment it is one race, but it could be two. Above all I want to wish Tito a speedy recovery because he does not deserve that bad accident, but I know he will come back quickly, because he is a fighter".