World Superbike rookie Jordi Torres says his first taste of race action on the Red Devils Aprilia at Phillip Island was a major learning curve as the Spaniard's brilliant fourth place in race one was tempered by a race two crash.

Torres finished race one only 2.259s behind Jonathan Rea after 22 laps and was in the mix for another top four result in the second encounter when a mistake saw him come off at Doohan Corner.

It was a disappointing end to the weekend for Torres, but the series newcomer has already shown enough to suggest he will be a serious contender this year and he has vowed to learn from his mistakes in Australia.

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"This was a Sunday where I learned a lot. In the first race we performed well. I was fast from the start and I learned a lot about tyre wear and what sort of riding style to use to conserve it," Torres said.

"You have to avoid leaning all the way over and be very careful on the gas - a lesson that I was putting to good use in race two. Unfortunately Sykes really brakes hard, so I struggled to overtake him and just when I thought I could do it I pushed too hard and crashed," he added.

"I need to take away all the good we did this weekend and stay calm. I can be fast but I need to improve the way I manage the race."