Jordi Torres says he will attempt to be 'fiercer' during Superpole in the future as he came close to securing his maiden World Superbike pole position in Sepang.

The Spanish rookie has enjoyed his strongest race weekend yet on the Aprilia RSV4 having scored the fastest lap time heading into Superpole, where he would also prove quick.

However, having set himself up with the fastest time on the first set of tyres, the former Moto2 race winner would be beaten to pole position on the second run by Tom Sykes.

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Though disappointed to just miss out, Torres - who started on the front row in Laguna Seca - was pleased with his career-best second place and has vowed to be more aggressive in the future.

"We did very well and we worked on my RSV4 with a race tyre because we are quite worried about wear, which is the aspect where we still need to make progress and we'll use the warm up session to improve.

"I am feeling much better with the qualifier tyre now, thanks to increasing experience and in Superpole we pushed well.

"Maybe I needed be just a bit fiercer to do even better. Now we'll just wait for the races tomorrow. I'm starting from an excellent position and hopefully we'll do well."