Disappointment for Javi. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Javi Fores left Brands Hatch disappointed not to have made a better result then eleventh place. Problems with his rear suspension in today's 12-lapper were enough to prevent him...
Disappointment for Javi.
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Javi Fores left Brands Hatch disappointed not to have made a better result then eleventh place. Problems with his rear suspension in today's 12-lapper were enough to prevent him from mounting a stronger challenge on the top group and he was left to battle for a top ten place with five or six other riders instead.
Series leader Sebastien Charpentier (Honda) won today's race, but was pressed hard throughout by Michel Fabrizio (Honda, with the result in doubt until the final couple of laps. But, in the end, Charpentier took the chequered flag nearly a second ahead of Fabrizio. Third went to Kevin Curtain (Yamaha), ahead of Stephane Chambon (Honda), Fabien Foret (Honda), with Katsuaki Fujiwara rounding out the top six.
JAVI - 11th
It's that number eleven again! I thought I had got rid of it, but today it came back! My start was quite good, but I was 12th at the end of the first lap and at Brands Hatch it is very difficult to move very far up the order when you are fighting in a pack. After about five or six laps, I started having problems with my rear suspension and from then it was difficult to push any harder. In one part of the track, I was one of the fastest riders out there, but I lost ground in two other sections and that was that. Brands is a beautiful track, but you need a good bike set-up if you are to get a good result. I didn't have that today and my result reflected that.
1 Charpentier (F-Honda), 2 Fabrizio (I-Honda), 3 Curtain (Aus-Honda), 4 Chambon (F-Honda), 5 Foret (F-Honda), 6 Fujiwara (J-Honda), 7 Corradi (I-Ducati), 8 Jones (GB-Honda), 9 Lagrive (B-Suzuki), 10 Crutchlow (GB-Honda), 11 Fores (E-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra), Points: 1 Charpentier 190, 2 Fujiwara 116, 3 Curtain 109, 4 Foret 85, 5 Fabrizio 82, 6 Chambon 68, 7 Parkes 60, 8 Nannelli 56, 9 Fores (Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra), 10 Lauslehto 42,