Spectacular race at Aragon, Forès on the podium at home race


Alcañiz, 14th April 2018. Race 1 at Motorland Aragon circuit It was a spectacular race for the Barni Racing Team. Xavi Forés ended third (only 23 thousandth far from second) and for him and the team is the third podium in five race. In front of his home fans the Spaniard is absolutely the protagonist of the race which was restarted due to a rag flag at lap. Back on the box Forés changed his choice on the rear tyre and choosing the soft he made the the right decision. Started well from the fourth spot of the grid Xavi manage to overtake immediately Sykes at lap 1, than Lowes (lap 4) and Melandri (lap 8). Thanks to a very fast pace, exactly at half race Forés managed to overtake even Rea and the Ducati Panigale #12 lead the group for four laps sending fans in delirium. Five laps before the checkered flag Forés suffered for exhaust rear tyre and Rea re-overtake him, but Xavi was able to win the fight with Melandri. In the last lap, with lots of spin at the back of his machine the flagbearer of the team from Bergamo was catch by Davies and the Britain won the duel under the checkered flag. "I’ve never test tyre in a long run so I was worried. In the last four laps I suffered lot of spin in the back and when Jonny overtake me again I was not able to follow him. I expected the down of the rear tyre and because of that i tried to push hard from the beginning. I would be in the front pack at the end to play for the podium and it works".

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