Jordi Torres left the UK with a ninth place finish and a crash, but it seems like Misano might provide him with a chance to fight back. In what is clearly not an easy season, the BMW rider is sixth after day one of practice.
“We've had a great Friday – smiles Jordi – where I've tried to find the bike's limit, starting with last year's set-up and making small changes throughout the day. At a track with no changes in gradient like Misano, our bike performs better, as we don't need electronic solutions like the anti-wheelie system, I can do it all with my wrist”.
The Italian track seems well suits to the German product, and Torres appears to have what he needs to be able to give the Althea team a weekend to smile about: “The heat hasn't really bothered me, and didn't stop me from improving the rear grip, something that has sometimes limited me. We need to make the most of this race because we have the chance to do really well.”
The Spaniard never holds back, and has something to say about the current hot topic, or rather the possibility of a single ECU for the championship next season.
“It would be great to try something like that, because I think that the BMW has a lot of power and a very stable, high-performing front, so if we all had the same electronics, these traits would really stand out. Right now, many phases of riding are limited and controlled by the electronics, and I think it's excessive”.