Jordi Torres joins Nico Terol in Indianapolis and aims for permanent ride with Aspar Team

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Unlike previous seasons when the MotoGP World Championship has returned from the summer break to race at Brno in the Czech Republic, this year it will be the legendary Indianapolis circuit in the United States that sees the world’s premier motorcycle racing series fire back into life. It is round ten of seventeen for the Moto2 and Moto3 categories and it takes place at one of the most important motor racing venues in the world, home of the famous NASCAR series. The original oval track was built in 1909 but the infield circuit was adapted in 2007 to make it suitable for MotoGP racing and after a month off the Moto2 riders are eager to get back to business. Pol Espargaró, Andrea Iannone and Thomas Luthi will have to produce their best form in the second half of the season if they are to stop current series leader Marc Marquez in the chase for the championship.

MAPFRE Aspar rider Nico Terol smiles at the mere mention of one of his favourite circuits. The Spaniard has celebrated victory three times in just four years of racing at Indianapolis, all three wins coming in the 125cc class, and the Spaniard is hoping it can prove to be a happy hunting ground once more in Moto2. True to his work ethic Nico has spent time during the summer break riding a 600cc sport bike in an attempt to prepare for the next race as well as he possibly can. The MAPFRE Aspar rider will be joined this weekend by current Moto2 Spanish Championship leader Jordi Torres, who for the second successive season joins the team for the second half of the campaign.

Nico Terol: “The break was a good opportunity for me to prepare myself for the second half of the season. We have been on a positive curve recently and I hope we can pick up where we left off. I have some great memories of Indianapolis and I hope my style on the Moto2 bike is as suited to it as it was on the 125. During the break I have taken some time off to recharge my batteries but I have been working hard and did some testing on a 600 at Albacete to try and mimic the feel of a Moto2 bike. Indianapolis is a circuit that demands a lot of concentration because it is bumpy off line and you can easily crash if you run wide. It has some flowing sections and it is a physically demanding lap with some hard braking and acceleration zones.”

Jordi Torres: “I still have some discomfort in my left fibula, but overall I am feeling positive. I can’t wait to get out to Indianapolis and luckily I go there with prior knowledge of the track and the team. I just need to get a feel for the bike as quickly as possible and adapt to the Dunlop tyres, then fight my hardest from there. My objective is simply to give it 100% from the first session to try and be as competitive as possible. Hopefully we can make gradual steps forward and make the most of this opportunity. I know there is a place in Moto2 up for grabs and I am going to give it my best shot.”

Source: Aspar Team Press Release

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