Young Spaniard Jordi Torres again showed his class as the Red Devils Aprilia rider took the top spot in FP2 at Phillip Island.

Rookie Torres has excelled on the RSV4 during testing and continued his superb form as free practice commenced for the opening World Superbike round in Australia, edging out team-mate Leon Haslam in the afternoon by two tenths of the second.

His FP1 time of 1m 31.214s was fast enough to place him second on the combined times, 0.359s behind Alex Lowes, and Torres was more than satisfied with his day's work on Friday.

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"Getting off to better start would be hard! Credit definitely goes to Aprilia, the bike really works well here and [I have] a great feeling with the guys on the team," he said.

"I find it easy to learn even though there are still a lot of things to improve. I also must say that this track suits my riding style well. You have to hold the line with the gas open, be fast in the turns and there are no violent braking sections.

"Maybe in more of a 'stop-and-go' track things would be different. In any case I'm enjoying the moment, especially because we've been doing well on tyre wear as well.

"With the high temperatures this afternoon conserving the tyres is fundamental," he added. "Sliding around not only makes you lose time trying to hold the line in turns but also coming out of them and at high speeds.

"Tomorrow we'll continue testing and I can't wait to take on my first Superpole."