Jordi Torres results as a substitute of Xavier Simeon

When Tito Rabat broke his leg in Silverstone, his one year old Ducati GP17 was handed to his teammate Xavier Simeon in the Reale Avintia Racing team, while Simeon’s two year old Ducati GP16 ended a the hands of Christophe Ponsson. But after Ponsson’s slow pace was deemed too dangerous by other riders (he was over 4 seconds off the winning pace) Dorna forced him out and Simoen’s Ducati GP16 was given to Jordi Torres, a former Moto2 podium scorer currently racing the world superbike championship on a MV Augusta.

After 5 races since he replaced Ponsson (one raced missed due to injury), now is time to wonder… how well has Jordi Torres rode the Avintia Ducati GP16?

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Flyover perfomance increase

After the traditional 3 Asian flyovers – Japan, Australia, and Malaysia – riders and paddock finally head home for a few days rest before the closing act in Valencia.

Some will bring home a big smile, like Marc Marquez who won the world championship in Japan in front of the big bosses, or Alex Rins with 2 podiums and a 5th position. Some will come home a tad more disappointed… Petrucci for example, who only managed a top 9 as his best result.

And the rest?

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