Moto2 race winner Jordi Torres will move to World Superbikes next season, after signing as Leon Haslam's team-mate at Red Devils Aprilia.

While Torres was tipped to find a WSBK seat, and recently tested a Kawasaki ZX-10R, Michel Fabrizio looked set for the Red Devils ride after testing for the squad at Jerez last week.

Nevertheless it is 27-year-old Spaniard Torres who has clinched the deal and will now make his RSV4 debut in mid-January.

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"I'm really pleased to join the Superbike World Championship, especially with team Red Devils and the current winning manufacturer Aprilia," Torres said. "This is an important step in my career, I'm determined and willing to do my very best.

"I know it won't be easy as the level in Superbike is very high, but I like to race powerful bikes and so I hope to be able to adapt quickly to my Aprilia RSV4 RR. I can't wait to try it and will be counting the days until the January tests.

"I thank Andrea Petricca and Aprilia for believing in me; I'll try my best to repay them with some great results."

General Manager Andrea Petricca added: "I'm happy to welcome Jordi Torres to my team. I'm sure that he and Haslam will form a very competitive team. Two riders who are well into their sporting careers and have lengthy experience but, above all, the strong desire to prove themselves, something that characterises my team.

"Jordi's enthusiasm is contagious and we cannot wait to see him on track on the RSV4 RR in the tests we'll carry out in January, as we work to prepare for a championship in which we aim to be among the frontrunners."

Torres took three podiums, including one win, during his first full grand prix season in 2013. However - like Aspar Suter team-mate Nico Terol - Torres suffered a nightmare 2014 season, slipping to 16th in the championship. Terol is also switching to WSBK next year, with Althea Ducati.