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Top 10 for Jordi Torres After a Thrilling Race 1 at Change International Circuit

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  • Jordi Torres closed 10thin WorldSBK Race1 after an intense battle at Chang International Circuit.
  • Raffaele De Rosa and Ayrton Badovini will kick off the WorldSSP Race from the 12th and 16th place on the grid.

WorldSBK – Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse

After an intense 15-minute Superpole 2 Jordi, which closed 3rd on the opening day, was able to set a 1’32.972 lap time taking the 4th final grid position, 0.15s far from the poleman: the best qualifying position so far for MV Agusta Reparto Corse.

As the race got underway, the Spaniard makes a good start, battling out for the top positions. But from the fifth lap a rotation of the tire on the rim produce vibrations in the bike which prevent the rider from lapping on the same times set at the beginning of the race. The Spaniard will end up 10th under the chequered flag, 0.1s far from the rider in front of him.

WorldSSP – Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag

MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag rider Raffaele De Rosa will start tomorrow’s race from the 4th row on the grid. The Italian rider set a 1’38.417 lap time ending up 12th but he will be looking confidently to end up the race within the first eight positions.

Ayrton Badovini’s feeling with the bike is keep improving but the rider from Biella, Italy, is still looking for a better setting on his F3 675 machine. With a 1’38.936 lap time set in the SP1, Ayrton will kick off the second WorldSSP race of the season from the 16th position on the grid.

Jordi Torres – We did a really good job in qualifying, this means that the work on the bike’s setting is moving in the right direction. In race, after five laps the tire started to vibrate and I couldn’t come back from my position. In any case, I am satisfied with the work we are doing with the team and we are already working to fix our grip problem ahead of Race 2.

Raffaele De Rosa – Unfortunately, this morning I made a small crash that partly destabilized me and this Superpole 2 didn’t go according to our plan . We are now working on some changes to the bike’s setting and I am sure tomorrow we can show up a better performance, fighting into the top 10.

Ayrton Badovini – I’m quite disappointed with this second day of qualifying because I really hoped I could do something more. We still have some work to do before being 100% competitive, but I’m more than confident in our potential. So, we just have to go back to analyze the data and try to find out a solution that allows us to improve starting from tomorrow.