Torres & Moreno Look Forward To Phillip Island
For the MotoGP World Championship paddock the month of October is synonymous with long trips and tough races at even tougher tracks and this year is no different, with the Moto2 field ready for back-to-back races in Australia and Malaysia following last week’s round in Japan. The Phillip Island circuit is ready to host the fifteenth round of the Moto2 World Championship, which has a new leader in Marc Márquez following the race in Japan. The intermediate category remains the closest in the paddock, with just a single point separating Márquez from his closest rival with three rounds remaining.
MAPFRE Aspar rider Jordi Torres has barely got over the jet-lag from the trip to Japan but is already packing his bags in readiness for the trip to Australia, which promises to be another big challenge for the rookie. Torres took a step forward in his adaptation to Moto2 in Japan, battling with the fastest riders in the class in practice, and even though he was run off track by another rider in the race he is confident that he can continue his progress nest weekend. Alongside him in the MAPFRE Aspar Team garage will be another rookie in the shape of Iván Moreno, who steps in for the injured Julán Simón. Moreno made his debut as a wildcard at Jerez last year and is currently contesting the Spanish Championship in the Moto2 class.
“I am really excited by the idea of travelling to Australia and I hope we can perform to the same levels we produced in Japan. It feels like we have taken a step forward and slowly but surely we are finding our feet in the category. The weekend at Motegi was very positive, other than the crash which I hope will give us another kick forward. We have to keep battling hard and working to improve our race starts and first laps. We improved in Japan but we need to confirm this by finishing well in the race. I have done a lot of laps of Phillip Island on my games console and it has a lot of fast corners, which suits me. I am going to Australia on a cloud and I hope we can have a solid weekend down there.”
“The opportunity I have waited for since starting out in Moto2 has finally arrived and I am very excited. First of all I want to thank the MAPFRE Aspar Team for their interest in me. I hope everything goes well so that we can enjoy the experiences and learn a lot about the Moto2 World Championship. I had a wildcard at Jerez last year but it was a bit early for me and I wasn’t able to show my true ability. I have never been to Phillip Island before but I feel like I know it because of all the races I have seen there on the television and on the games console. What I have seen I love and I am very excited by the idea of racing there, I think it will be a good track for me.”
Source: Aspar Media