Jordi Torres has hailed the support of the Red Devils Roma Aprilia team as he brought his eye-catching maiden season in the World Superbike Championship to a close with a marvellous first win.

Having made the switch from Moto2 over the winter, Torres has belied his relative lack of experience on a Superbike to prove comparable with his leading rivals - namely team-mate Leon Haslam - throughout.

Coming into the final round with three podiums under his belt, though Torres has previously admitted to lacking some aggression in tight fights on the RSV4, his charge from sixth to the lead in Qatar - coupled to an exciting last lap exchange with Jonathan Rea - gave little indication to that fact.

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A satisfying way to end his rookie season, though a fall on the penultimate lap of race two left him disappointed, he was thrilled to reward Aprilia with in the best way possible.

"I am really happy about the win in race one. Not only because of the personal result, which is fantastic, but for my team. I have found a second family with Aprilia. The guys worked hard all season to help me grow and learn the many new lessons of this championship.

"I knew I had a good pace, but I was sure that my rivals would not give up. At the last turn I expected Rea to attack and I decided to brake hard, staying on the inside. Incredibly, he braked even harder, but I had a better line and that let me stay ahead of him. Winning after a duel with the great names in the championship is something that I had always hoped for.

"It's a shame about Race 2. I didn't have the same feeling with the front and, pushing hard to stay in the lead group, I crashed."

Like team-mate Haslam - who went on to win race two -, Torres is yet to define his plans for 2016, though he is strongly linked to a probable Althea Racing-run BMW effort.