08.09.2019 – Jordi Torres finished 12th and then 11th for the Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions WorldSBK squad today, in the Tissot-Superpole Race and Race Two respectively.
Starting from a strong seventh place on the grid in the first ten-lap race of the day Torres battled hard and finished 12th. He came home second in a four rider group contesting the first points available outside the top ten.
In the 20-lap second race Torres was to start tenth, finish 11th, and end up 20.888 seconds from the winner. This result proved that his pace was good; although not able to be translated into a top ten finish no matter how hard he fought with other riders.
Jordi now looks to match his machine’s electronic settings to his own preferences more closely, to help in the initial throttle-opening element of corner exit.
Next up for the Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions WorldSBK outfit is the final race of the European season, and the third last race of the year, at Magny Cours in France between 27 and 29 September.
Jordi Torres #81 – Rider:
“In both races we tried to reach our maximum but we need to work a lot and also understand how to make a request to the bike for my riding style. I need to change something in my style to get the maximum performance with this bike. But anyway, in the short race we made a good showing because we fought with a lot with the guys. We lost some positions but found out a lot of information. In the second race we changed our settings and I felt that I was more comfortable with the bike in Race Two. Also, the performance was better than yesterday; the bike was better, but we need to solve some problems with the traction control to go forward on acceleration. Always in the first part of the corner exit I feel a little slower than the other guys. But this track is always enjoyable to ride at.”
Lucio Pedercini – Team Owner:
“For the Superbike side of the team I cannot say that it was not a good race at the end because we were 11th and 20 seconds from the winner Bautista – so it is not so bad. But when you are in there you want something more! We will see next time and I hope in Magny Cours it will be even better.”
Fifth Place For Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions WorldSSP Rider Ayrton Badovini In Portugal
08.09.2019 – Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions WorldSSP runner Ayrton Badovini secured a fifth place finish at the Portimão round of the championship, equalling his best result of the year so far.
Kyle Smith (Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions) was unlucky in two ways in the race. He had to start from pitlane after his machine had exceeded the maximum number of permitted engines. Kyle then fell after contact with a slower rider under braking on lap four, preventing him from making use of an early pace that was comparable with the leading riders.
In Superpole qualifying yesterday Ayrton had been sixth fastest, starting the race on Sunday from the second row of the grid.
Despite showing pace to be inside the top ten in Superpole, Smith was relegated to the pitlane for the start of the race, and that determined all for him afterwards.
The race itself never got to the planned 18-lap duration, as a red flag was thrown on lap 14 and the results calculated at the end of lap 13.
In the general WorldSSP championship standings Ayrton is an improving 11th and Kyle 17th. Smith still leads the ESS Championship standings.
The Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions WorldSSP crew will head to Magny Cours next, for what will be their tenth round of the season, between 27 and 29 September.
Ayrton Badovini #86 – Rider:
“Superpole was nice but I found another rider during my fastest lap but it was not a big problem. I had the same fifth place result as in Imola but it was not the same kind of race. It was a kind of – OK, a nice race – but a lucky race at Imola. Here we were fast from the first day and during the race I felt good. We needed something more to fight for the first positions especially in the first two laps. I think we can start to be close to the first riders at every race. The test helped me but the new parts on the bike can also help me. We have started to improve the bike and everything is changed. I feel it is really nice. This was the first race that I was close to the leading riders for the whole race.”
Kyle Smith #11 – Rider:
“I had to start from pitlane and there were a lot of riders on track to get past. Obviously all the riders cannot be as fast as the top runners but with some riders the speed difference is a lot. They take different lines. I caught up a rider in turn one and I did not even try to pass him. I braked a little bit sooner because I took into consideration that I was in his slipstream. But, I was catching him so fast I was going to run into the back of him because I was already braking as hard as I could. So I released the brake and went inside and looked for the apex. We touched and both went down. At this round we made some improvements after our tests here and I felt good – but starting from pitlane is a long way back.”
Lucio Pedercini – Team Owner:
“A very good race for Ayrton and I think he could have finished on the podium – with a good start. But with the red flag then he could not overtake Cluzel. Fifth was a good result. I am a little bit upset about Kyle and on the second lap he was setting 1’46s like the leading guys but he had a problem with a slower rider.”