THE WEEKEND IS OFF TO A GOOD START FOR THE APRILIA RSV4 MACHINES ON THE FRENCH MAGNY-COURS TRACK
POSITIVE SENSATIONS FOR LEON HASLAM, JORDI TORRES LEARNS THE CIRCUIT QUICKLY
Magny-Cours (France), 2 October 2015 – The French weekend got off on the right foot for Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils. Leon Haslam, fourth (with 1’38.330) in the combined standings, proved to be fast from the first laps astride his RSV4, then continuing to improve on his times. It was a shame that the British rider ran into traffic that kept him from putting a better time on the sheets, but it didn't stop him from demonstrating a promising race pace.
For Jordi Torres this was the nth apprenticeship Friday on a track that he is taking on for the first time and which proved to be more difficult than the Spanish Superbike rookie had expected after having a “taste” of it virtually in video games. The 42 laps he put in, more than anyone else, served to assimilate the reference points on the Névers track, an apprenticeship programme that has already made good progress, as his seventh best time (1’38.824) in the afternoon session shows.