Having caught the racing ‘bug’ early on, Torres became the Spanish champion in the mini-bikes category in 1998, before winning the national 125 championship in both 2001 and 2002. From 2003 to 2006, he competed in the Spanish Supersport championship, his best result overall third come the end of the 2005 season. 2006 saw him wildcard at the Valencian round of the Supersport world championship, while in both 2007 and 2008 he wildcarded in the Superstock1000 category.

Background

Jordi Torres Fernández was born in Rubì, Spain on 27 August 1987.

Having caught the racing ‘bug’ early on, Torres became the Spanish champion in the mini-bikes category in 1998, before winning the national 125 championship in both 2001 and 2002. From 2003 to 2006, he competed in the Spanish Supersport championship, his best result overall third come the end of the 2005 season. 2006 saw him wildcard at the Valencian round of the Supersport world championship, while in both 2007 and 2008 he wildcarded in the Superstock1000 category. As of 2010 he found himself in the CEV Moto2 class, where he finished in second position, before securing the national Moto2 title in both 2011 and 2012. 2011 also saw the Spaniard debut in the Moto2 World championship, where he would continue to compete until 2014, scoring his first podium finish in 2013, as well as a victory that same year in the German GP at Sachsenring.

In 2015 the Spaniard made the move over to the World Superbike paddock with Red Devils Aprilia. Jordi enjoyed his first World SBK experience, a positive season in which he scored four podiums, including the race win at the final round of Qatar. He closed the season in fifth place overall. In 2016, his first season with the Althea BMW Racing Team, he concluded the year in sixth place, continuing on with the same team in 2017 to finish ninth overall. Jordi made the switch to MV Agusta machinery in 2018 but moved over to the MotoGP paddock to replace injured Tito Rabat for the latter part of that season. Back in WorldSBK with Team Pedercini Racing for the 2019 season, Jordi rounded out the year in eleventh position.

For the 2020 WorldSBK season Torres was signed by MIE Racing to partner Takumi Takahashi in the MIE Racing Althea Honda Team.

WSBK Statistics

Races: 136
Wins: 1
Podiums: 4
Fastest laps: 0

Career Information

2001 Spanish 125 championship winner
2002 Winner of Spanish 125 championship
2005 3rd in Spanish Supersport championship
2010 2nd in CEV Moto2 championship
2011 Winner of CEV Moto2 championship
2012 Winner of CEV Moto2 championship, 19th in Moto2 World Championship
2013 10th in Moto2 World Championship
2014 16th in Moto2 World Championship
2015 5th in Superbike World Championship
2016 6th in Superbike World Championship
2017 9th in Superbike World Championship
2018 13th in Superbike World Championship
2019 11th in Superbike World Championship
2020 WorldSBK MIE Racing Althea Honda Team rider

Rider Statistics

Date of birth 27 August 1987
Place of birth Rubì, Spain
Height 180 cm
Weight 76 kg
Eyes Brown
Hair Black
Education High school
Lucky number 81
Race number 81
Hobbies Cycling, running & tennis
Favourite circuit Sachsenring
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