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Bad luck hits Jordi Torres and a mechanical problem leaves him with no chance of victory
Bad luck hits Jordi Torres and a mechanical problem leaves him with no chance of victory

If there is a rider on the grid of the World Superbike Championship who comes out with the knife between his teeth with his motorcycle every time he has to roll, it is Jordi Torres. The Rubí maintains a constant pulse with his BMW S 1000 RR Althea Racing at every turn and this weekend bad luck took its toll.

After Saturday's race, in which he finished fourth after the disaster on the last lap, Torres started in the first position of the second race and knew he had to take advantage of that golden opportunity to put on a good performance. What the Spanish did not know is that his motorcycle was going to stop on lap 11 when led the race.

A mechanical problem leaves you with no options

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It started well on Sunday for Jordi and his BMW when at the start he managed to stick to the wheel of Xavi Forés who had put himself in first position thanks to a spectacular start and the power of his Ducati Panigale. But after being behind that of Llombai, Jordi played it in the fourth round and overtook him to get ahead and try to keep up a good rhythm.

Both he and his S 1000 RR managed to hold on in first position, and after Forés left, he stood firm against the attacks of Italian Marco Melandri, who did not stop trying to snatch the first position from him and even managed to get, but for a short time, since Torres returned the play and I was recovering my head of the race.

It looked like the Althea Racing driver could close out a brilliant weekend by winning for the first time since getting into the BMW S 1000 RR, but in the round 12, a mechanical problem led him to abandon the race and lose all chances of closing a brilliant weekend in which on Saturday he had crossed the finish line in fourth position.

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He leaves Misano with a bittersweet memory and occupying ninth place in the general classification of the championship with 85 points. The next race will be in the United States, specifically in Laguna Seca, where Jordi Torres will have another opportunity to try to sign a good weekend at the races.

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