Torres & Moreno Look For Improved Results At Sepang
The Moto2 teams and riders left behind springtime in southern Australia for the tropical temperatures of Kuala Lumpur this week as the series moves swiftly from Phillip Island to the Malaysian capital for the penultimate round of the season. The intermediate class riders tackle the devastating heat and humidity of Sepang with a three point gap covering the two riders at the top of the championship, meaning the title fight is almost certain to go all the way to the final round in Valencia.
Jordi Torres and Iván Moreno continue their globetrotting adventures with the MAPFRE Aspar Team, with Torres set for his tenth appearance in the team colours. In Japan and Australia he demonstrated that his adaptation to the series is moving swiftly and only bad luck in both rounds denied him from finishing in the points. Moreno made his debut with the team last week and is keen to get on the pace as quickly as possible. After making the finish line in his first Moto2 appearance in difficult conditions at Phillip Island he is looking to take a step forward this weekend.
“Luck has not been on our side for the past couple of races but we are not going to let our heads drop. Last week I rode at one of the most difficult circuits I have ever seen and still managed to adapt to it and qualify well. Unfortunately in the race I touched with another rider and didn’t manage to back it up with a good result but I know that we are working well and the goal is to keep on like this. From what I have seen on the television Sepang looks to have a bit of everything and I am hoping to get to grips with it quickly like I did at Motegi and Phillip Island. Having two races back to back is good for our momentum and with the form we are showing we just need to make sure we get to the finish line.”
“The race in Australia was tough. I had never raced at such a windy circuit and I struggled. I am sure Malaysia will be much better and although I have never been to Sepang before it looks like a great circuit, although I am sure it is tough. I hear it is very hot there but I am feeling very highly motivated, I am enjoying a rare opportunity and I plan to make the most of it on Sunday. Now I know the team and the Suter it will help and I also think Sepang will suit my riding style.”
Source: Aspar Media