Valencia: Supersport: Alstare Suzuki race notes

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news 2005 Supersport World Championship PROBLEMS FOR JAVIER. Lack of grip prevented Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Javier Fores chase the top six finish he was looking for at Valencia today. He made a...

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news
2005 Supersport World Championship

PROBLEMS FOR JAVIER.

Lack of grip prevented Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Javier Fores chase the top six finish he was looking for at Valencia today. He made a good start to the 23-lap race and was in seventh at the end of lap one. He moved into sixth on lap five, but then the problems began and he was forced to ease the pace or risk crashing. He circulated as fast as he dared and finished eleventh.

Sebastien Charpentier (Honda) led from start to finish, but was chased and hustled by his team mate Katsuaki Fujiwara for the major part of the race. A lap or so from the end they tangled and Fujiwara's brake lever was bent upwards, causing him big problems on the last lap. In the end, the Japanese rider finished eight tenths of a second behind his team mate, with Aussie Kevin Curtain (Yamaha) a distant third.

JAVIER -11th
I am very disappointed today because I expected to do so much better - especially as this is my home race and I have many fans here. My start was quite good and when I moved into sixth place I was happy. But soon afterwards I began experiencing big grip problems - front and rear - and I had to stop pushing so hard. I couldn't use the right race lines and soon I was being overtaken by many riders. I kept going as hard and as fast as I could, but I didn't want to crash, so I just had to ride to the end and get however many points as I could.

Results 1 Charpentier (F-Honda) , 2 Fujiwara (J-Honda), 3 Curtain (AUS-Yamaha), 4 Fabrizio (I-Honda), 5 Foret (F-Honda), 6 Parkes (AUS-Yamaha), 7 Veneman (NL-Suzuki), 8 Nannelli (I-Ducati), 9 Chambon (F-Honda), 10 Stigefelt (S-Honda), 11 JAVIER FORES (E-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)

Points: 1 Charpentier 70, 2 Fujiwara 58, 3 Curtain 49, 4 Foret 38, 5 Fabrizio 29, 6 Parkes 29, 7 Chambon 24, 8 JAVIER FORES 18, 9 Stigefelt 16, 10 Nannelli 15

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Katsuaki Fujiwara , Kevin Curtain , Sébastien Charpentier