Excellent eighth for Jordi Torres at Aragon

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The Moto2 race began on a wet track with Kallio pushing hard to try and break away. The Finn initially achieved his objective, reducing the lead group to just six riders.

Viñales, Zarco and Aegerter stayed with him, with Rabat behind but remaining in control. After the opening frenzy, Kallio, Rabat, Zarco and Viñales, the same protagonists as last time out, began to lap ahead of the rest.

Then Viñales pulled ahead with three superb laps giving him sufficient advantage to claim victory, though Rabat tried to strike back in the last laps. Meanwhile, Kallio faded and Zarco gladly took his place on the podium.

Eventually the Spaniards finished as the front two with Viñales winning, Rabat second and third place for Zarco.

MAPFRE Aspar rider Jordi Torres stepped up to the plate today in tricky conditions. Free practice was encouraging, but the rider from Rubi slightly lost his way in QP and started in thirteenth position.

He knew today would be a big challenge in his third home race of the year. From the start he pushed hard to stay with the lead group but later rode a lonely race to finish eighth.

With today’s result today he matched his best finish this season, achieved at Losail in the opening race of 2014. Nico Terol however was unable to repeat his performance last year when he won at Aragon, after he got caught up towards the back of the field at the race start and could not fight back.

Jordi Torres 8th:
“During the weekend we have been changing our work plan a lot to look for new solutions and I think that was the key, as today we took a step in the race. I gave it my all but I didn’t feel comfortable on the bike. I need to have a little more confidence when leaning over to brake hard and let the bike run. Today’s race helped us to understand where our biggest problems are. Anyway I enjoyed the race today, and I’m happy because we have taken a small step on the way forward for the future. The feeling and today’s result help us go into the flyaways with a lot of motivation.”

Nico Terol 29th:
“Although I got delayed on the grid I made a pretty good start. Today I really wanted it and on the first lap I was finding the riders I wanted to overtake, but I got hit from behind, went off track and I lost contact. I tried to keep the pace up but having no reference it was tough. I found Folger and he also took me off the track so I couldn’t follow him. I’m very sorry to conclude the weekend like this. I was calm and determined to fight at this Grand Prix but things are not going well. We have to keep pushing to toughen up and overcome this blip. I want the team to know I’m giving one hundred percent to try to improve.”

Source: Aspar Media

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