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SBK, Torres: "We'll be more prepared at Assen"

In the BMW camp Reiterberger aims to redeem himself: "After Aragon we've taken a step forward"

Torres: "We'll be more prepared at Assen"

"In Europe we'll see the real BMW". These were Genesio Bevilacqua's words during the Thai round. The World Superbikes now head to Assen and for team Althea it will be important to bring the positives seen during recent tests at Jerez. Two days in which to improve and develop, starting from the fifth place obtained by Jordi Torres at his home track, a result that even put Davide Giugliano and the Ducati behind him.

The Spaniard opts to follow the path of continuity at Assen: “Such a special track full of history. The support of the crowd is always great - he states. The recent tests at Jerez provided us with a lot of data that will be helpful as we prepare for the Dutch races – he continues - we’ll be more prepared and relaxed as a result, having taken a step forward. The Spaniard also highlights the key aspect on which they will need to work: Assen is unique with its tight corners so we’ll need a bike that particularly strong in the changes of direction."

German rider Reiterberger will be looking to bounce back, after a low key weekend in Spain. Holland could be the setting in which to redeem himself: “I’ve raced at Assen in the German IDM championship and we've not always had the best races – analysed the Althea rider -  but last year we found a solution and I scored the double win and the championship title. I even came within a couple of tenths of Rea’s 2015 SBK race time"

The BMW man knows that the challenge will be far from simple: “I need get back the good feeling, improving the setting - he concluded -  the Jerez tests gave me chance to work on improving feeling but we only really took a small step forward."

Translated by Heather Watson

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