WSB: Torres moves to MV Agusta for 2018
Jordi Torres will move to the MV Agusta Reparto Corse outfit for the 2018 Superbike World Championship, it has been confirmed.
The Spaniard will replace Leon Camier in the Italian squad, with the British rider heading to front up the Red Bull Honda team next year.
Torres moved to WorldSBK from Moto2 in 2015 and achieved four podiums in his rookie year with Aprilia including a debut race win at Qatar.
However, when Aprilia withdrew their effort at the end of the 2015 season he moved to the Althea BMW effort. Despite finishing sixth in the 2016 standings, Torres has been without a podium since his debut year and currently sits 9th in the 2017 championship after a tough season blighted with DNFs.
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MV Agusta has shown consistent progress with Camier in recent years with the 2009 British champion knocking on the door of the podium for the last two years.
Torres’ move to the Italian effort rules out one option for MotoGP exile Loris Baz, who now looks increasingly likely to join Camier at the Red Bull Honda team but Torres’ exit from Althea now leaves two seats at the former championship-winning squad.