Jordi Torres & David Salom Line Up For Aspar’s Moto2 Squad At Mugello
The Moto2 season continues its relentless push into the summer months this weekend as the riders tackle the third of five races in the space of just seven weekends before the midseason break. The paddock moves across Europe from Assen to Mugello this week with barely enough time to stop on the way between two iconic circuits and after two wet races the intermediate class are hoping to finally enjoy some southern European sunshine in Tuscany.
The MAPFRE Aspar Team travels to Italy with two new additions to the team, thanks partly to the ongoing recovery from injury of lead rider Julián Simón. In place of the injured Spaniard his compatriot Jordi Torres gets a second opportunity to impress after already replacing him in the British Grand Prix a few weeks ago, whilst across the garage another opportunity has opened up after a mutual agreement between the MAPFRE Aspar Team and Xavi Forés, the Spanish Stock Extreme Champion, to part ways. The opening seven races of the campaign have not lived up to expectations but the team would like to wish Xavi the very best for his immediate and long term future. David Salom, of Mallorca, will defend the MAPFRE Aspar Team colours at Mugello. David currently lies third in the World Supersport series after picking up his first podium last time out at Aragón.
“I am really happy to be competing in the Moto2 World Championship once again with the MAPFRE Aspar Team. I want to thank them and all the people around me for this opportunity. Like I said at the British Grand Prix this is a dream come true for me. Even though I have raced at Mugello I can’t say I know it because it was in the Gilera Cup on a 70cc scooter and obviously that is completely different to Moto2. After racing with the MAPFRE Aspar Team at Silverstone I went out and won the Spanish Championship race at Montmeló so it shows how much I took from the experience and how much I improved my speed.”
“I was really excited to hear the news that I am going to be competing in the Italian Grand Prix with the MAPFRE Aspar Team. I know it won’t be an easy weekend in Italy because I don’t know the circuit or the category but I think that after spending so long on four-stroke bikes I can gain a good understanding of the concept of Moto2 quickly by working diligently. The experience of the team will make things easier and I am really looking forward to arriving at Mugello and getting to work. I am currently competing in the World Supersport series and luckily there was space in the calendar to accept this wonderful offer from the MAPFRE Aspar Team”.
Source: Aspar Media