Former Moto2 rider Jordi Torres heads into his first World Superbike Championship event in Australia having raised several eyebrows after impressing during pre-season testing - not that the man himself was over-awed by his performance.

Despite being one of the last riders to secure his spot on the WSBK grid - thus missing last year's post-season tests -, the Red Devils Roma rider has taken little time in getting to grips with the Aprilia RSV4 and having cracked the top five on the first day of official testing, went third best on day two.

Ending up ahead of his team-mate Leon Haslam and behind only Alex Lowes and Jonathan Rea despite a fall, Torres nonetheless played down his performance, instead setting out a series of areas he feels he still needs to improve upon.

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"At the end of the day I'm satisfied, even if there are still a lot of aspects I need to understand better, such as the braking sections or the "tight" ride this bike requires. The RSV4 rides well, the team works great and I don't think that even the crash will create any big problems in terms of confidence.

"It was a shame to have to stop the tests early because there were still a few important things to try in order to further adapt my riding style to the bike. We need to continue working like this in order to improve lap by lap."