Torres and Althea BMW make a fantastic recovery at Imola
Imola (Italy), Sunday 14 May 2017
The Imola World Superbike round concluded for the Althea BMW Racing team today; while Jordi Torres made a great recovery to finish in eighth place, Raffaele De Rosa closed in sixteenth place. In the Stock1000 category, Marco Faccani achieved fifth position in the race.
Superbike – Race 2 – After a crash for Badovini on lap one, the race was immediately interrupted with a red flag. Once the track was clean, a restart took place with the original grid line-up. Torres was forced to start from last position, having missed yesterday’s qualifying sessions due to a nasty bout of gastroenteritis. From there, the Spaniard quickly began to work his way up through the field, placing twelfth already on lap five. De Rosa too was able to get away well from 16th, following his team-mate to place right behind him, thirteenth in the opening stages. Torres pushed all the way to the line, passing several more riders in the second half of the race to cross the line eighth. Losing a little ground in the latter stages of the race, De Rosa concluded in 16th place.
STK1000 – Race – here too, the race was interrupted by a red flag, twice, after crashes for a number of riders. After a quick restart, Faccani, still sixth on the grid, maintained that position through the opening laps. Oscillating between fifth and sixth place, the Italian battled with other riders in the second group, to cross the line in final fifth position.