12.10.2019 – Under a hot sun and on a still-challenging track surface Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions Kawasaki rider Jordi Torres finished up eighth in Race One at the Villicum circuit today, having qualified 12th in Tissot-Superpole.
With a very dirty track surface evident from day one, and then more grip issues on hotter tarmac in the afternoon sessions, today’s racing had a question mark over it for a time. Some riders chose not to ride but in the end all those who competed finished the race despite the difficult track conditions.
With one clear racing line through the dustier sections it was a difficult day to make passes or push too hard and then end up on a less grippy section. Jordi stuck to his task well and finished up eighth, gaining more valuable championship points.
The Argentine race weekend completes tomorrow and the ten-lap Tissot-Superpole race will take place at 13.00, with a 21-lap Race Two at 16.00 in the afternoon.
Another strong day for the Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions WorldSSP riders, Ayrton Badovini and Kyle Smith, saw them second and fourth in their own Superpole qualifying session. Sunday’s 19-lap WorldSSP race will begin at 14.15, local time in Argentina.
Jordi Torres #81 – Rider:
“We decided to ride but we knew that the conditions were the worst of the weekend because in this heat some oil was pushed up from the tarmac and the surface is also very dirty. But we tried to ride. We had to fight not to make a crash, not do a mistake also, because you only have one line. We will see tomorrow what will happen because I think with less temperature on this track we have more grip and we are ready to ride.”
Lucio Pedercini – Team Manager:
“The race result in WorldSBK was quite good. Jordi lost some time at the beginning with another rider and that meant he lost touch with Tom Sykes. But for us the overall position was not bad and we will try to improve on it tomorrow. In WorldSSP we are very happy because second and fourth is good. We are very excited for Sunday and will try to fight for the podium with both riders.”