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bLU cRU's Title Contender Orradre Battles to Fourth in Second Race at Aragón

bLU cRU's Title Contender Orradre Battles to Fourth in Second Race at Aragón

After an astonishing ride from the back to sixth yesterday, bLU cRU youngster Unai Orradre just missed out on a third FIM Supersport 300 World Championship podium of the season in Sunday’s race at Aragón, with the Yamaha MS Racing WorldSSP300 Supported Team rider finishing fourth to remain in the title hunt.

Orradre was hindered by a grid place penalty in Race 1 due to a tyre pressure infringement, but was able to start where he qualified in sixth for the second race. The 16-year-old ran within the lead group throughout and made up two places in the closing stages to finish fourth, 0.592s from victory. That result sees the Spaniard lie fourth in the standings, just eight points off the top with four rounds remaining. 

Yamaha MS Racing teammate Ton Kawakami was also in the lead battle throughout Race 2. Starting third, the Brazilian jumped into second on the opening lap, and jostled for position in the tightly packed group. Although Kawakami dropped to eighth at the finish, the bLU cRU rider was at least able to take away a solid haul of points and gain important race experience ahead of next weekend. 

German youngster Alan Kroh made a storming rise through the field on Sunday, with the 16-year-old carving through to 16th at the finish, narrowly missing out on a second WorldSSP300 points finish. 

Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP300 Supported Team's Alvaro Diaz also made progress from the back of the grid in Race 2, reaching 24th at the chequered flag, whereas teammate Bahattin Sofuoğlu endured a frustrating end to his weekend after an incident with another rider while in the top 10 fight saw him pick up a second DNF at Aragón. 

The bLU cRU riders will return to the MotorLand Aragón circuit next weekend for another two races, as they look to use experience from this round to make a further step forward. 

For full Race 2 results, click here.

Unai Orradre: P4

Yamaha MS Racing WorldSSP300 Supported Team

Today I was fighting a lot with the front riders. It was the hardest race in the championship so far, the pace was really high. I finished fourth which is very important for the championship and I’m still close to the leader. Next weekend I know we can improve even more. I’d like to thank my team, the Yamaha bLU cRU programme and all of my sponsors, they have helped me a lot to get me to where I am.