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Torres 14th in Race 2 at Magny Cours, De Rosa 7th WorldSSP

Torres oct 2018

The first race of the WorldSBK French round got underway in sunny but quite cold weather conditions this morning at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours.
In this context, Jordi Torres managed to end up 12th collecting 4 points in the overall standing. WorldSSP qualifying practice saw Raffaele De Rosa close with the 8th time despite a crash in the early stage of the SP2, while Ayrton Badovini closed 9th securing the third row in the starting grid.

WorldSBK – SP1, Race1
After a mixed qualifying practice which saw Torres getting the 15th position in starting grid, when the lights went off on Race 1 the Spaniard immediately tried to attack in order to come back as many positions as possible. Settling in 13th position for most of the 21-lap battle, he was running strongly on his MV Agusta F4 RC, managing to pass Jake Gagne in the last lap and securing the 12th position under the chequered flag.

WorldSSP – SP1, SP2
On the eve of the last European round of this WorldSSP season, Raffaele De Rosa suffered a crash in today’s Tissot-Superpole2, while he was settling in 7th position. With the bike completely destroyed by the crash, the Italian rider has to pull out of the session but despite this issue, he qualified 8th ahead of tomorrow’s WorldSSP.
Ayrton Badovini had to fight his way through the Superpole1. The 32-year-old Italian rider was able to enter the final qualifying by finishing 2nd in the SP1. In the Superpole2 Ayrton secured a p9 finish right behind his teammate.

Jordi Torres closed 14th in Race2 at Magny-Cours, home of the last European round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship 2018. De Rosa and Badovini ended up the WorldSSP race in P7 and P12 respectively.

WorldSBK – Race2
With the second WorldSBK race of the week-end, it ends an uphill round for Jordi Torres, who wasn’t able to find the right feeling with the 4-cylinderItalian machine on the French circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours. Starting from the 15th position on the grid, Torres struggled to recover the gap with the top positions, also due to the strong traffic of riders involved. In the final stages, the Spaniard engages a close battle with Leandro Mercado, before being able to pass him three laps from the end of the race, crossing the finish line in 14th position.

WorldSSP – Race
De Rosa opens with a solid start the 19-lap race of the French Round of WorldSSP, with the Italian settling stable in the seventh position. The solid and constant race pace on the MV Agusta F3 675 allows the Italian to ends up 7th under the chequered flag. With this last placement, it ends the series of six podiums in a row obtained by De Rosa in the last six races.

Starting from the third row on the grid, Ayrton Badovini gave battle inside the score-point area, going to cross the finish line in the 12th position.



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