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bLU cRU’s Unai Orradre Charges to Second in Action-Packed Race 2 at Portimão

bLU cRU’s Unai Orradre Charges to Second in Action-Packed Race 2 at Portimão

Unai Orradre fought from 14th on the grid to lead bLU cRU’s charge with a superb second in Sunday’s FIM Supersport 300 World Championship race at Portimão, with the Yamaha MS Racing WorldSSP300 Supported Team rider denied a shot at victory following a red flag on the final lap.

After a fall in yesterday’s opening race at the Portuguese venue, the Jerez Race 1 winner was quickly onto the lead group, which covered the top 11 riders, taking the fastest lap in the process. Entering the final lap, the Spaniard diced his way into second and was challenging for the lead before a red flag halted his chances. This result sees Orradre move up to third in the riders’ standings in his first full WorldSSP300 campaign.

Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP300 Supported Team’s Bahattin Sofuoglu also found himself in the lead battle, having started just behind his fellow bLU cRU rider in 15th. The Turkish youngster demonstrated his fine racecraft to equal his Race 1 result, with another fifth-place finish, cementing second position in the championship. 

Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha Alvaro Diaz was one of the big movers during Sunday's race, as the Spanish rider climbed an incredible 18 positions to finish 17th, 0.042s from the points.

Ton Kawakami was looking to improve on his 11th-place finish in Race 1, and was among the top 10 for the opening stages, but the Yamaha MS Racing rider suffered a technical issue on lap four and was forced to pull over. Teammate Alan Kroh was not in action today after a technical problem dropped him out of contention in yesterday’s Last Chance Race.

The bLU cRU riders will return to action for another WorldSSP300 double-header at Motorland Aragón on 28-30 August.

For full Race 2 results, click here.

Unai Orradre: P2

Yamaha MS Racing WorldSSP300 Supported Team

It was a difficult race here at Portimão. I fell while making up positions in Race 1, but today I continued to push even harder. I overtook a lot of riders and got into the lead group on the opening lap. Then on the final lap I was prepared to fight for victory, but the red flag stopped that from happening. Overall it was a good result today, it’s important to be in the lead group as you can lose a lot of time if you get stuck further back. Next is Aragon, which is a circuit I love, I train a lot there with the team. It’s a very good track for the Yamaha too and we will try to take another win.