09/19/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/19/2021 13:33
He's won in Moto2™, he's won in WorldSBK, and last season he took on a new challenge in the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup. And it went pretty well as Jordi Torres took the crown despite being a rookie, putting together a consistent season and a fast one too. The Spaniard returned to the field in 2021, and he's now become the first rider to win the Cup twice, back-to-back no less.
MotoE™ race recap: Tearful Torres retains his crown 19/09/2021
The final race of the season brought drama by the bucketload as Matteo Ferrari took victory after a late Torres and Aegerter collision
Torres' ascent to the Grand Prix paddock was preceded by two titles in the Moto2™ class in the CEV, and he became a popular face in the intermediate class of Grand Prix racing thereafter. He took his maiden Grand Prix win at the Sachsenring in 2013, and that season took two more podiums too.
From Moto2™ he moved to WorldSBK for 2015 and added another feather to his cap with a race win at the end of the season in Qatar, impressing once again. 2018 then saw 'Spanish Elvis' make five appearances in MotoGP™ as a replacement rider, and he scored a point in the season finale - no mean feat in one of the closest eras in Grand Prix history.
2020 saw Torres take on MotoE™ for the first time, and the Spaniard got first podium on home turf in the second race of the season at Jerez. He took two more podiums at Misano and then, in France, tasted the top step for the first time in the electric series. He wrapped up the crown the next day.
'A rollercoaster' - Torres opens up on MotoE™ drama 19/09/2021
The Spaniard took home the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup for a second successive season after a sensational finale in Misano
This year, the rookie had become the reigning Cup winner and Torres had a target on his back. But he kept it calm - and fast - and started the season with a podium in Jerez. Another came at Catalunya, and Assen, and the Spaniard arrived at the double-header finale with a very real shot at the crown. In Race 1 the gloves came off and he battled for the win, able to sneak through at the final corner amid some drama, and that saw him heading into the last showdown of the season ahead.
After an incredible duel against closest rival Dominique Aegerter, Torres suffered contact from the Dynavolt Intact GP rider and slid out - remounting for P13. And in the end that was just enough for the crown, with the Swiss rider receiving the equivalent of a ride-through penalty to drop him to P12.
Another year, another crown: #TwoTimeTorres put on another incredible show in 2021. Enhorabuena, Jordi!