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Jordi Torres Secured a P12 Finish in Magny-Cours Race 1

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The first race of the WorldSBK French round got underway in sunny but quite cold weather conditions this morning at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours.

In this context, Jordi Torres managed to end up 12th collecting 4 points in the overall standing. WorldSSP qualifying practice saw Raffaele De Rosa close with the 8th time despite a crash in the early stage of the SP2, while Ayrton Badovini closed 9th securing the third row in the starting grid.

WorldSBK – SP1, Race1

After a mixed qualifying practice which saw Torres getting the 15th position in starting grid, when the lights went off on Race 1 the Spaniard immediately tried to attack in order to come back as many positions as possible. Settling in 13th position for most of the 21-lap battle, he was running strongly on his MV Agusta F4 RC, managing to pass Jake Gagne in the last lap and securing the 12th position under the chequered flag.

WorldSSP – SP1, SP2

On the eve of the last European round of this WorldSSP season, Raffaele De Rosa suffered a crash in today’s Tissot-Superpole2, while he was settling in 7th position. With the bike completely destroyed by the crash, the Italian rider has to pull out of the session but despite this issue, he qualified 8th ahead of tomorrow’s WorldSSP.

Ayrton Badovini had to fight his way through the Superpole1. The 32-year-old Italian rider was able to enter the final qualifying by finishing 2nd in the SP1. In the Superpole2 Ayrton secured a p9 finish right behind his teammate.

Jordi Torres – This round we haven’t yet managed to take the right direction. Both I and the team are working hard, as we always did, but the results in Race 1 have not repaid us with all the effort we put on our work. Today we made some changes to the setting of the bike, to adapt it to the larger tires we are using here at Magny Cours, and tomorrow we will take advantage of the warmup to refine the setup and get ready for Race2.

Raffaele De Rosa – I am sorry the way this qualifying went because today we had a really strong pace and I’m sure the front row was within our reach. Unfortunately, the crash at the beginning of the session didn’t allow me to improve my lap time and I had to settle for eighth place, but tomorrow I know I have all the chance to get back on the podium. As always, we’ll give it our best.

Ayrton Badovini – I feel quite satisfied with this qualifying day, above all because we have understood what aspects we need to improve ahead of tomorrow’s race. Now we have to analyze the latest data collected and then we are ready to fight whitin the Top10.