Positive fourth place for Forés in race 2 at Magny Cours

Race 2 of the third to last round of the 2017 Motul FIM WorldSBK Championship season ends positively for the Barni Racing Team, with a great fourth place of Xavi Forés. After the unfortunate retirement on Saturday a quick redemption arrive; for the team from Bergamo it's the best seasonal results matching the fourth place in race 1 at Imola and the podium seems to be closer.

As he departed from the tenth spot on the grid, Forés demonstrated to have the same pace as the fastest riders at the front in this morning warm up and confirm the good rhythm also in the race. Ninth after the first turn the Spaniard, with his Ducati Panigale R, was able to move up until the fourth place overtaking Melandri (Ducati) and Sykes (Kawasaki) and taking advantages of the retirement Laverty (Aprilia), Camier (MV Augusta) e Rea (Kawasaki). Forés tried to chase the podium, but in a tricky weather condition he was forced to fight also with technical problem on the exchange of his Ducati Panigale R which prevent him to reach the two Yamaha of Van der Mark and Lowes. Thanks to the 13 points gaines by his fourth place of today the flag bearer of the team from Bergamo has now 169 in the overall Championship. Forés remain in seventh position twenty points behind Van der Mark (Yamaha).

Marco Barnabò, Principal Manager
«After the unfortunate saturday a good sunday has arrived. Xavi had a great race in a difficult weather condition, but in the last part of the race the bike had a problem on the electronical exchange and the rider couldn't be effective on the brake. Once again when the podium seems to be possibile something happen, but we will try to reach this goal until the end of the season».

Xavi Forés, #12
«From lap nine i suffered a problem on the exchange and i couldn't push as i wanted. I was reaching van der Mark and Lowes but this problem prevent me to fight for the podium. So this result has a little bitter taste because i felt the podium very close, but on the other side we are happy because after the unfortunate retirement of yesterday a fourth place give a smile to me and to the team».

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