Jordi Torres completes the 2015 line-up for team Red Devils Aprilia
Spanish rider Jordi Torres joins team Red Devils and will participate in the 2015 Superbike World Championship alongside English rider Leon Haslam.
Jordi Torres Fernández was born on 27 August 1987. He has twice won the Spanish Moto2 championship and has also competed in national series including Supersport and Stock Extreme.
Since 2011 he has been a permanent fixture in the Moto2 World Championship and in 2013 he reached the podium three times, scoring first place in the German GP at the Sachsenring, second in the Valencia GP and third in the Australian GP at Phillip Island. A flourishing career, that Torres has now chosen to develop in the Superbike World Championship, putting his wealth of experience and undeniable talent into practice.
The Spaniard will ride the Aprilia RSV4 RR for the first time in mid-January, after the winter break, during tests that team Red Devils will carry out ahead of the first two races of the 2015 world championship, that will take place at Phillip Island in Australia on 22 February.
Jordi Torres: “I’m really pleased to come and race in World Superbike, especially with team Red Devils and on the world championship-winning Aprilia RSV4 RR. This is an important step in my career and so I’m determined and want to do my very best.
“I know it won’t be easy as the level in Superbike is very high, but I like to race powerful bikes and so I hope to be able to adapt quickly to my RSV4. I’m really excited about riding it and will be counting the days until the January tests.
“I thank Andrea Petricca and Aprilia for believing in me; I’ll try my best to repay them with some great results.”
Andrea Petricca – General Manager: “I’m happy to welcome Jordi Torres to my team. I’m sure that he and Haslam will form a very competitive team. Two riders who are well into their sporting careers and have lengthy experience but, above all, the strong desire to prove themselves, something that characterises my team.
“Jordi’s enthusiasm is contagious and we cannot wait to see him on track on the RSV4 RR in the tests we’ll carry out in January, as we work to prepare for a championship in which we aim to be among the frontrunners.”
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