Jordi Torres takes 11th at Mugello, Nico Terol disappointed with 24th

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Normally the most closely-contest class in the World Championship, the Moto2 race in Italy was a less frantic affair than at previous rounds. The contest at Mugello began with Jonas Folger pushing to escape early on, swiftly breaking up the leading pack and bringing Luis Salom with him.

Folger dictated the pace, Salom waited back, and Tito Rabat provided the excitement with a brief comeback at the halfway mark. Upon arrival with the frontrunners diced with Salom, gaining several tenths of a second, then set the fastest lap of the race on the penultimate time around. Rabat won, with Salom and Folger accompanying him on the podium.

Jordi Torres knew that it would not be an easy race, but that was not going to stop him from trying. The MAPFRE Aspar rider came to Mugello with big changes made to his bike -changes that helped him to regain confidence and feeling, and which yesterday helped him to him qualify in a season-best seventh place.

Today he started strong, but an incident at the start of the race cost him several positions and he almost crashed. Torres managed to get back on track and rejoin the race to finish eleventh, close to the top ten.

Teammate Nico Terol, had also partially regained a good feeling with his bike this weekend, and he was very motivated ahead of the race at Mugello. However, an issue with his front tyre has prevented him from keeping up a steady pace from the start, and in the end he concluded in twenty-fourth position.

11th Jordi Torres:
“We had a good feeling about this race, because we had taken a major step forward this weekend. At the last race we had finished far back, and that led us to lose confidence. But for this Grand Prix we made big changes to the bike and throughout the weekend we could see that they were developing well. Here in Italy we returned to the right track, but we still have a few changes to make to the bike. In the race I made a good start, but on the second corner I was involved in a melee and almost went to ground. I lost several positions and I had to make a comeback. I had to fight a lot with my rivals. The positive point of the weekend is that we have found up a good base setup, and from now on everything will be much easier.”

24th Nico Terol:
“In the warm-up session we continued with our work from yesterday, and the feeling was better. I also maintained a fairly steady pace. With small steps forward we have been regaining confidence on the bike. Basically, this morning we continued working with the same methodology as throughout the weekend. I was convinced that we could have a good race, but right from the start I had problems with the front tyre and I found it difficult to keep up. It was a shame, as we were hoping to get better outcome from this race at Mugello.”

Source: Aspar Media

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