Foret takes the win and the championship lead at Misano.
Fabien Foret resisted the heat and a determined challenge from Katsuaki Fujiwara to take a very satisfying win at Misano today.
In a hard fought race that saw many riders crash, Foret kept his cool right to the chequered flag. "It was a very hard race," said Foret, "but my Pirelli tyres were excellent and the WP Suspension coped well with the heat and that helped me push hard all the way to the end. I¹m very happy to take the win, all my team put 100% effort into this and to be in the championship lead also is fantastic."
Foret now has a three point advantage in the title standings over Chambon who eventually finished 13th after crashing early in the race.
Unfortunately, it wasn¹t all good for the Ten Kate Honda team, Iain MacPherson was one of the races¹ many crashers, exiting on lap three when he lost the front end on his Honda CBR600FS. "I was pushing really hard to try and get up through the pack after a bad start," explained MacPherson, "and must have pushed just a bit too hard!"
"That was a very hard race to watch," said Team Manager Ronald ten Kate. "The action was very close and the pace was extremely hot. But Foret kept his cool, as usual, and got the victory we all know he deserves. The race win is very special to all the team, who have all worked 100% to make it happen."
Foret won¹t have to defend his championship lead until 28 July as the Supersport championship does not travel to Laguna Seca for the next WSBK round.
World Supersport Championship Misano Race result:
1 Fabien Foret, France (Ten Kate Honda) 38m 24.180s
2 Katsuaki Fujiwara, Japan (Suzuki) 38m 24.266s
3 James Whitham, GB (Yamaha) 38m 24.974s
4 Christian Kellner, Germany (Yamaha) 38m 25.019s
5 Paolo Casoli, Italy (Yamaha) 38m 30.754s
6 Andrew Pitt, Australia (Kawasaki) 38m 32.287s
7 Christophe Cogan, France (Honda) 38m 32.768s
8 Chris Vermeulen, Australia (Van Zon TKR Honda) 38m 35.537s
9 Robert Ulm, Austria (Van Zon TKR Honda) 38m 39.081s
10 Alessio Corradi, Italy (Yamaha) 38m 40.999s