Torres looking to do home fans proud

Jordi Torres is eager to show his home fans in Spain what he is all about as the Superbike World Championship circus is in Europe for the first time this season.

Round 3 of the WSBK championship is hosted at Motorland Aragon in Spain and Torres is hoping the home crowd will give him the edge he needs on the track.

"I am excited because it's the first round in Europe," the 29-year-old told the official WSBK website.

"Every rider wants to do a great job in MotorLand as it's a lot of riders favourite tracks, maybe the Spanish spectators will help me a little to reach the front riders and this is my objective this year."

Torres enjoyed a solid outing at Aragon last year, finishing seventh in Race One and fifth in Race Two. 

While the Rubi native admits there is little on this year's Althea BMW machine that differs it from 2016, he will be striving to improve nonetheless. 

"I will try to improve on last year's results of course, but the moment we don't have many different things on my bike compared to last year,” added Torres, who finished sixth in the 2016 championship.
"But we know the bike better; we have a lot of information compared to last year. 

"For this race we will have a different front tyre, but I have more confidence with this front tyre as it helped me to catch the front riders a little. I hope to get involved with some battles, and make something spectacular with my fans."