Jordi Torres joins MV Agusta for 2018, replacing the Italian manufacturer’s incredible development rider, Leon Camier. Torres hasn’t had a podium since he won race one at Losail in 2015 and MV Agusta haven’t ever had a podium in World Superbikes. 2018 is set then for both of them facts to be corrected, as both rider and team look to place the bike inside the top three on at least one occasion.
Jordi Torres has been somewhat unlucky at Althea BMW, with the Spanish-based outfit still trying to work out the bike. The ex-GP winner is an incredibly talented rider and he will look to take his development skills to the ever improving MV Agusta. The Reparto Course outfit has scored six fourth-places since 2015 and even led a race at Magny Cours in 2016. 2018 will see the team hope to carry on with their pursuit for a first podium and with WSBK race-winning material in Torres, maybe they could achieve their first race win if conditions fall right for them.
As for circuits, Leon Camier looked brilliant at Phillip Island last year and indeed the year before, placing the MV Agusta inside the top 10 on five out of six occasions. Over the last two seasons, MV Agusta have also achieved a top six in every race at Donington Park, so keep an eye on Torres there too. Magny Cours is another circuit where they will feature, although the ‘Spanish Elvis’ has only ever scored an 8th place before at that venue.
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