Lausitz: Ten Kate Race race summary

Foret takes his third win of the season at Lasitzring. Ten Kate Honda rider Fabien Foret put in a masterful display at Lausitzring today to take his third win of the season. Pole sitter Foret took the race win in style, even setting the lap...

Foret takes his third win of the season at Lasitzring.

Ten Kate Honda rider Fabien Foret put in a masterful display at Lausitzring today to take his third win of the season. Pole sitter Foret took the race win in style, even setting the lap record on lap 18! The win put him nine points clear at the top of the championship table.

"The track really suits my racing style," commented Fabien after the race. "Both my bike and the Pirelli tyres worked very well. It was easy for me this weekend, I just had to get on my bike and ride. Everything was perfect."

When asked how it was possible for him to set the lap record so late in the race at a time when other riders were starting to suffer from tyre wear, Foret replied; "The Pirelli tyres I used today are incredible. They gave their best all through the race and right up to the chequered flag they were still working perfectly. But it's also due to the quality of the suspension because the WP Suspension helps me to conserve the tyres."

It wasn't such a good day for Iain MacPherson; "I'm obviously disappointed. But I'll be back at Misano, which is a track I like, and I'll trying hard for a win there."

After the race Fabien Foret's engine was once more examined by the race officials and found to be perfectly within all the competition's rules.

"We build our bikes to be very fast," commented team manager, Ronald ten Kate, "but we build them fairly. "Today has once again shown the quality of Fabien Foret," he continued, "His display on the track was incredible, so mature, and yet so fast. But it's not a solo effort, the entire team has worked very hard to ensure that he had the perfect set up for the dry. And credit has to go once again to WP Suspension and Pirelli Tyres for their invaluable contribution to our success."

Ronald ten Kate had some positive words for Iain MacPherson; "I don't think this circuit suits his style, he struggled here last year. But the team is 100% behind him and we're confident he'll be very strong at Misano. He's proved in recent races, and testing, that he can be just as fast as Foret."

Race result and race times:
1, F. Foret, FRA, Ten Kate Honda, 40'02.756
2, K. Fujiwara, JPN, Suzuki, 40'03.477
3, A. Pitt, AUS, Kawasaki, 40'04.110
4, S. Chambon, FRA, Suzuki, 40'04.447
5, C. Kellner, GER, Yamaha, 40'06.095
6, C. Vermulen, AUS, Van Zon Honda TKR, 40'20.288
7, J. Whitam, GBR, Yamaha, 40'21.451
8, J. Teuchert, GER, Yamaha, 40'24.100
9, K. Curtain, AUS, Yamaha, 40'24.236
10, P. Casoli, ITA, Yamaha, 40'33.797
13, I MacPherson, GBR, Ten Kate Honda, 40'42.694

-tkh-

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Fabien Foret , Iain MacPherson