Former WSBK rider Ruben Xaus says GO Eleven Kawasaki has held talks with Jordi Torres about joining its burgeoning World Superbike project in 2015.

After several years competing in the Supersport and Superstock classes, GO Eleven will make the move into World Superbikes next year with Kawasaki machinery, while former WSBK runner-up Xaus comes on board as an advisor to the team.

Though no riders for its Superbike team have been announced, Moto2 race winner Jordi Torres has been linked and recent partook in a 'Media Day' arranged by Kawasaki, adding further fuel to the rumours.

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"I'm actually a kind of advisor" said Xaus, "I'm not leading the team but helping them with my experience. I also have a company who look after teams and customers in these types of situations.

"I am trying to help Team GoEleven to make that further step up to World Superbike and to give the best package to the new rider, who might be Jordi Torres from Spain. I hope we will be able to do a good job and be competitive in 2015."

With Torres' fellow Moto2 exile Nico Terol confirmed as coming into WSBK with Althea Ducati, their presence - along with Toni Elias - would increase the Spanish involvement in the series as it attempts to bolster its popularity compared with the Spanish-dominated MotoGP championship.

Nonetheless, Xaus believes Dorna's arrival as series organisers has given World Superbikes the shot in the arm it needs to ensure competitive racing at a good price.

"Dorna is doing a good job in trying to lower the costs and to allow private teams not only to take part in the series but also to be competitive. With the new rules the 2015 season will be very exciting as many riders be able to race for the podium."