Jordi Torres & Nico Terol aim for positive results at Misano
With just six of seventeen races remaining for 2013 the Moto2 teams and riders are gearing up for the final phase of the championship. The Grand Prix of San Marino this weekend is actually a second visit to Italy for the paddock, with the race taking place at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
It is a short and twisty track that promises another intense battle in the intermediate class, which is currently being dominated by Scott Redding thanks to his most recent win on home soil at Silverstone two weeks ago.
Two of the riders hoping to make life difficult for the Brit as he chases the title over the final six races are MAPFRE Aspar Team pair Nico Terol and Jordi Torres. The last race at Silverstone didn’t reflect the potential they had shown in practice but both riders are in good form and they are hoping to demonstrate it this weekend.
With both riders having freshly signed contracts for next season they go to Misano with extra confidence, looking to build momentum through the final third of the season. Terol is currently ninth in the championship on 77 points and Torres eleventh on 73; positions they would both like to improve on before the campaign is out.
“I have made the most of the week off to train hard and get back into my cycling routine. I am feeling very fit and motivated and I am looking forward to getting back to work at Misano. We did a great job at Silverstone and it was just a shame that a problem cropped up in the warm-up that spoiled the race. That is water under the bridge now and I am looking forward to going to Misano, a circuit that was always good for me on a 125 and will hopefully prove to be so again this weekend on the Moto2. Last year it rained almost all weekend so hopefully we have better luck this year and I am sure if we continue to work like we did at Brno and Silverstone we will be fighting for the podium. In any case, Misano is a cool but difficult circuit and we will have to work hard to get a good feeling from the start.”
“To have my future clear and to know that I will be continuing with the MAPFRE Aspar Team next year gives me peace of mind for the remainder of the season. We go to Misano looking forward to working hard and getting on the pace from Friday onwards. We have to work on the bike to make sure it is just as fast at the end of Sunday’s race as it is at the start. We have a good set-up but we need to perfect it and make sure it is flexible enough to react to things that happen during the weekend. Misano is a nice circuit and I have good memories from last season so I hope we can gain some more.”
Source: Aspar Media