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Moto2: New line-up for Aspar at Mugello

New Moto2 rider line-up for Aspar at Mugello.
It's all change for Mapfre Aspar at this weekend's Italian Moto2 Grand Prix at Mugello, with Jordi Torres replacing the injured Julian Simon - and David Salom called-up after Xavi Forés left the team.

Fores, due to complete his first full season of grand prix, had failed to score a point in the seven rounds to date and has parted company with Aspar by ' mutual agreement'

Salom (pictured), who currently lies third in the World Supersport Championship for Kawasaki, will be making his grand prix debut this weekend.

"I was really excited to hear the news that I am going to be competing in the Italian Grand Prix with the Mapfre Aspar Team," said the Spaniard. "I know it won't be an easy weekend in Italy because I don't know the circuit or the category but I think that after spending so long on four-stroke bikes I can gain a good understanding of the concept of Moto2 quickly by working diligently.

"The experience of the team will make things easier and I am really looking forward to arriving at Mugello and getting to work. I am currently competing in the World Supersport series and luckily there was space in the calendar to accept this wonderful offer."

Torres will be back on the Aspar Suter he previously rode in the British Grand Prix, where he qualified 19th but failed to finish in what was his second GP appearance.

"I am really happy to be competing in the Moto2 World Championship once again with the Mapfre Aspar Team," said Torres. "I want to thank them and all the people around me for this opportunity. Like I said at the British Grand Prix this is a dream come true for me.

"Even though I have raced at Mugello I can't say I know it because it was in the Gilera Cup on a 70cc scooter and obviously that is completely different to Moto2. After racing at Silverstone I went out and won the Spanish Championship race at Montmeló so it shows how much I took from the experience and how much I improved my speed."

2010 Moto2 title runner-up Simon is recovering from a broken leg sustained at Catalunya on June 5, and has targeted the German GP on July 17 for a possible return.

Female racer Elena Rosell was drafted in to replace Simon last weekend at Assen, but was didn't make the race after damaging her bike in practice.

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