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A sunday rich of satisfactions for Torres and De Rosa in Imola

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Jordi Torres did an excellent comeback taking the 5th place in WorldSBK Race1 and getting the best result for the Superbike squad in 2018. After a thrilling WorldSSP race Raffaele De Rosa, in 3rd position, scored another podium finish, equaling his best seasonal result.

WorldSBK – MV Agusta Reparto Corse Team

The second race day at Imola circuit begins with some difficulties for Jordi Torres, with the Spaniard involved in a crash during the WarmUp session that forces the squad to quickly reassemble the F4 RC ahead of Race 2.

Thanks to the quick work of the mechanics Jordi manages to take part in the race. When the lights go out he is able to stay inside the Top 10 area, setting a solid race pace. At the end of the 19-lap race, the Spaniard will cross the finish line in 5th position leaving behind the Yamaha of Sam Lowes, after a strong 5-positions comeback.

WorldSSP – Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag

Raffaele De Rosa make a quick sprint, lapping in 4th position after only two laps, very close to the podium area. When there are less the eight laps left, De Rosa make the most of the excellent bikes’s setting and takes the second position behind Cluzel, trying to pass the race leader.

In the last stage, Raffaele tries repeatedly to attack but he doesn’t find the right conditions for overtaking, ending up  3rd, only 0.5s far from the race winner.

Due to a bad start, Ayrton Badovini immediately lost several positions finishing in 16th position. Unfortunately for the Italian rider his comeback stops on the second lap due to a crash at corner 6.

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Jordi Torres – The day started with some difficulties due to the crash in the WarmUp, but I have to really thank all my mechanics because they set the bike in record time, allowing me to ride in the best condition. Speaking about the race, I did my best to make a solid comeback and I must say that the fifth place is a great result that repays us all of our hard work.

Raffaele De Rosa – I’m very happy to be back on the podium even if I think I had the potential to get a better result. My bike proved to be perfect during the race, meaning we are doing a great job with the chassis. Unfortunately, I hadn’t much power at the exit of the corner and I couldn’t hold the first position after overtaking Cluzel. Along with the team we are working hard and if we keep doing like this we will be able to fight for the podium at each race.

Ayrton Badovini – I am deeply disappointed since I have wasted a good race weekend due to a bad start. I tried to push hard to close the gap but then I crashed and it ended up like that. I wish to congratulate the team and Raffaele De Rosa for the excellent result today, I cannot wait to get back on track for the next race because I really want to leave this result behind.



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