SEVEN UP FOR FORES! Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Javier Fores took a hard-fought for seventh place at the sixth round of the Supersport World Championship at Misano today in swelteringly hot conditions. The high temperature...
SEVEN UP FOR FORES!
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Javier Fores took a hard-fought for seventh place at the sixth round of the Supersport World Championship at Misano today in swelteringly hot conditions. The high temperature and humidity tested all riders throughout the 23-lap race, but 26 managed to complete the race. Two Frenchmen (Sebastien Charpentier and Fabien Foret ) battled it out for glory, but in the end it was series leader Charpentier who took the chequered flag first. It was his fourth win of the season, and one that gives him 34-point lead over his nearest rival - and Honda team mate - Katsuaki Fujiwara. Fujiwara finished third today, ahead of Kevin Curtain (Yamaha), Broc Parkes (Yamaha) and Simone Sanna (Honda).
JAVI FORES - 7th
I am a bit happier today, because seventh is not so bad - all things considered. Because of the heat and humidity it was a very difficult race and it didn't help matters by not getting a good start, because Nannelli crashed right in front of me and I had to take action to avoid him and that cost me some time. I tried my best to catch the group in front of me but my rear was sliding around a lot. Towards the end of the race the rear tyre was gone, so I eased the pace so that I could make the finish. I am happy to finish the top Suzuki and hope that we can improve at the next race in Brno.
1 Charpentier (F-Honda), 2 Foret (F-Honda), 3 Fujiwara (J-Honda), 4 Curtain (Aus-Yamaha), 5 Parkes (Aus-Yamaha), 6 Sanna (I-Honda), 7 JAVIER FORES (E-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra), 8 Antonello (I-Kawasaki), 9 Migliorati (I-Kawasaki), 10 Lauslehto (SF-Honda),
1 Charpentier 140, 2 Fujiwara 106, 3 Curtain 93, 4 Foret 74, 5 Parkes 60, 6 Chambon 46, 7 Fabrizio 42, 8 Nannelli 40, 9 Lauslehto 36, 10 JAVIER FORES (E-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 36,