Forés 2° in Thailand race 1: Barni Racing Team highest ever in WorldSBK


Buriram (THAI), 24th March 2018. Once again the Barni Racing team rider Xavi Forés is on the podium. The Spaniard conquered an unbelievable second place in race 1 at Chang International Circuit of Buriram, Thailand, after a perfect tactical race. It’s an historic moment for the Barni Racing Team and his rider which together take their best result ever in MOTUL FIM WorldSBK Championship. After the third place in Australia, for the second time in a row (third all time) Xavi Forés get on the podium, but this time he’s second, only 1.550 s far from the victory. Started from the fifth spot Forés had a good move when the red lights went off and he was fourth after the first turn. At lap 5 Forés overtook Sykes (Kawasaki) going immediately to chase Camier (Honda). Lapping constantly on the same rhythm of the leader Rea, the flagbearer of the team from Bergamo reached and moved down Camier with a breathless overtake at lap 12, than he rode wise securing his second position till the checkered flag. By the 20 points gained in race 1 Forés is now on top 3 of the Championship overall standings with 49 points, between the Kawasaki factory duo Rea (56 pt) and Sykes (43). The Barni Racing Team rider is the best among the independent rider «It was a totally unexpected result, because of that I’m over the moon. I fought with Leon Camier and he was difficult to overtake him. Than I tried to push hard trying to catch Jonathan Rea but we have the same pace and he took an advantage in the first part of the race. This was the key because trying to catch him prevents Chaz and other catching me».

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