Torres Sole Rider For Aspar’s Moto2 Squad At Motegi
Honda’s home circuit of Motegi welcomes the MotoGP World Championship this weekend, with the Grand Prix of Japan taking place later in the calendar than anticipated for the second successive season due to a natural disaster. With worries eased about the ongoing effects of radiation poisoning in the country, the paddock pitches up in Japan this weekend for the fourteenth round of seventeen for the Moto2 class, which has become a wide open battle between Stefan Bradl and Marc Márquez, who are now separated by just six points with four races remaining.
Jordi Torres continues his globetrotting adventure with the MAPFRE Aspar Team this weekend, having been signed up midway through the season. The Spaniard is gradually getting up to pace in the ultra-competitive series and he faces another big challenge this weekend as the lone representative for the team, with Julián Simón recovering from an operation on his right leg last week. Jordi is looking forward to visiting another new country and another new circuit, where he hopes to score his first points.
“I am really looking forward to travelling to Japan because I have never been there before and I expect it will all be very exciting. Personally I am not worries about the radiation issue and I am sure that if they say it is safe to go then it is safe. As always my goal is to improve over the course of the weekend. I have heard the track is wonderful and I hope to be able to learn it quickly so that I can get the most out of my riding. We have to work hard to improve our race starts and not be so conservative on a new tyre over the opening laps. I have seen the track on television and it looks like it doesn’t have the long straights of Motorland and also has some tight corners, which I like.”
Source: Aspar Media