No joy for Javi at Lausitz. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Javi Fores finished 14th in the tenth round of the Supersport World Championship at the EuroSpeedway Lausitzring today and was disappointed with the result. The race was...
No joy for Javi at Lausitz.
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Javi Fores finished 14th in the tenth round of the Supersport World Championship at the EuroSpeedway Lausitzring today and was disappointed with the result. The race was a two-part affair after it was red-flagged due to rain when eleven laps had been completed. The riders were given a short 'wet practice' but inevitably no further rain fell and the second part of the race took place in dry conditions.
Newly crowned champion Sebastien Charpentier (Honda) had crashed early on in the first race, so could not take in the following 13-lapper. The grid for part two was formed from the finishing order after ten laps and once again it was the Yamaha duo of Kevin Curtain and Broc Parkes who led the charge. Towards the end, Fabien Foret (Honda) stormed to the front and crossed the line first, but when the times of the two races were aggregated, Curtain was the winner, with Parkes second and Foret third. Javi Fores finished the first leg fourteenth, the second leg thirteenth and ended fourteenth overall.
Javi - 14th
This was a bad weekend and I am not so sorry to leave this place. I didn't make a bad start, but I felt I was pushing right to the limit all the time. Many times I felt that the front was tucking under and it was also not possible to open the gas hard exiting the turns. I used my spare bike in the second race, but encountered the same problems. My tyres were finished well before the end of the 13-lap race and it was hard just to keep going at times. I hope for better things at Imola in the next round.
Race 1: 1 Curtain (Aus-Yamaha), 2 Parkes (Aus-Yamaha), 3 Foret (F-Honda), 4 Fujiwara (J-Honda), 5 Fabrizio (I-Honda), 6 Chambon (F-Honda), 7 Corradi (I-Ducati), 8 Stigefelt (S-Honda), 9 Lauslehto (SF-Honda), 10 Daemen (B-Honda), 14 JAVI FORES (E-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra),
1 Charpentier 210, 2 Curtain 147, 3 Fujiwara 140, 4 Foret 126, 5 Fabrizio 109, 6 Parkes 89, 7 Chambon 86, 8 JAVI FORES (Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 60,