WSS: YZF Yamaha Jr Magny-Cours summary

Brilliant 7th position for Barrier Still suffering from his crash at Brno, Sylvain Barrier did a very good race at Magny-Cours, finishing 7th only 8 seconds behind the winner. There was a great fight in the beginning between Freddy Foray...

Brilliant 7th position for Barrier

Still suffering from his crash at Brno, Sylvain Barrier did a very good race at Magny-Cours, finishing 7th only 8 seconds behind the winner.

There was a great fight in the beginning between Freddy Foray (Suzuki) and Xavier Simeon (Suzuki). Smrz (Honda) the pole man was in fourth in this early stage and Barrier (Yamaha) sixth. Simeon kept the lead for a while, until Smrz passed him and went to win the event in front of Foray, as Simeon did a little mistake and could finish only fifth. Barrier was always with the leading group and did a very courageous race, rewarded with the seventh position.

Sylvain Barrier: "I had a cool start. Then I gained a few positions when I braked on the outside. I was 6th after one lap, then 5th in a good group but I started to feel the pain 6 laps from the finish. I had to slow down a bit, so I was 9th but came back to 7th and from then I had to resist the pain until the end."

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "I am extremely satisfied of this good result, as Sylvain is only coming back to racing after his injury. He is still suffering from some nerves and ligaments. This is a very brilliant 7th position."

-credit: yzf

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Xavier Simeon , Freddy Foray , Sylvain Barrier