Early finish for Forés in race 1

Bad luck affected Xavi Forés and Barni Racing Team at Losail International Circuit in the penultimate race of 2017 Motul FIM WorldSBK Championship. The Spaniard had to retire due to a technical problem at his Ducati Panigale R while he was fighting with Chaz Davies for the second place.

After departing from the fifth spot on the grid, Barni Racing Team rider followed the head of the race at the beginning, than he was able to overtake Sykes (lap 4), and Lowes (lap 7). Forés was following Davies waiting to start the battle for the second positions in the last part of the race when a sudden electrical problem forced him to stop.

Sure to be able to fight for the podium, Barni Racing Team and its rider end a bitter race, but looking at the lap chart a quick redemption will be possible tomorrow.

Marco Barnabò, Principal Manager
«Xavi and the team deserved this podium. We had an electrical problem which shattered the great job all the crew have done. It was a bitter end».

Xavi Forés, #12
«I'm speechless. We need a positive result but once again we was out of luck. Thinking positively i must say that we was truly fast, i was in shape riding the bike and i could fight for the second place until the end. For this reason i'm confident for tomorrow.».