Foret wins, Sofuoğlu out in Aragon
SPAIN - The Associated Press
Turkish motorcyclist Kenan Sofuoğlu was forced to retire on the second lap of the second race of the World Supersport Championship season. AA photoFrance’s Fabien Foret won the World Supersport Championship leg in Spain as Turkey’s hope, Kenan Sofuoğlu, could not finish the race due to technical problems.
Foret sealed Mahi Racing’s second consecutive win at the FIM World Supersport Championship by clinching the second race of the season at Aragon in Spain April 14.
Mahi Racing had expected a one-two finish at the race but its second rider, Kenan Sofuoglu, who won the season opener, was forced to retire on the second lap due to a technical snag in his Kawasaki ZX-6R after starting from pole.
With yesterday’s win Foret has jumped to the top of the riders standing with 38 points. He had finished fourth at Phillip Island, Australia in February.
Foret, who started the race in third position, took the checkered flag at 37’10.286, 6.595 sec ahead of Michael Van der Mark of Pata Honda World Supersport team.
“When I visited India, I had promised [cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni] to gift my helmet after winning a race. I am happy that I could manage to win the race immediately after our visit to India and put our team in a strong position,” Foret said.