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bLU cRU Riders Denied Victory Shot After Last Lap Incident in Barcelona

bLU cRU Riders Denied Victory Shot After Last Lap Incident in Barcelona

While battling for the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship victory in Race 2 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, bLU cRU riders Bahattin Sofuoğlu and Unai Orradre were involved in an incident with another rider, which saw them both drop down the order.

Having made a stellar recovery from 31st to ninth in Race 1, Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP300 Supported Team’s Sofuoğlu had to do it all again on Sunday. This time, the Turkish youngest made an even more impressive fightback through the field and by lap four was already into the top 10. 

He continued to gain places, and on the last lap was just behind Orradre and Kawasaki’s Tom Booth-Amos in third, before Sofuoğlu had to take avoiding action when the two ahead came together. The 17-year-old eventually crossed the line in 10th to at least claim more valuable points. 

Starting sixth, Yamaha MS Racing WorldSSP300 Supported Team’s Alan Kroh fought inside the lead group throughout the 10-lap race, but finished just outside the points in 16th, albeit just 2.549 seconds from victory. 

Yamaha MS Racing’s Orradre was dropped from second to 26th following his last lap collision, with teammate Ton Kawakami involved in a multi-bike crash early in the race that saw him to finish only 28th. 

Although the result is disappointing for the bLU cRU riders, there are many positives to take from this weekend, having shown race-winning potential, and the Yamaha youngsters will look to use this experience ahead of Magny-Cours. 

For full Race 2 results, click here.