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Sofuoğlu Scores Second Podium at Aragón as bLU cRU Riders Battle in Frenetic Race 2

Sofuoğlu Scores Second Podium at Aragón as bLU cRU Riders Battle in Frenetic Race 2

For the second time this weekend, Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP300 Supported Team rider Bahattin Sofuoğlu rode to a hard-fought podium, as the bLU cRU riders battled amongst the tightly contested FIM Supersport 300 World Championship field at Aragón.

Starting from pole position, Sofuoğlu dropped into second on the opening lap and but was unable to stay with the leader, as the Turkish youngster had to focus on the riders around him. With 27 riders covered by less than five seconds, any mistake would have been crucial but the 17-year-old remained composed and crossed the line in third to move back into the top five in the championship.

Yamaha MS Racing WorldSSP300 Supported Team’s Unai Orradre worked his way through from 13th on the grid, reaching seventh by the finish to score more important points and moved into third in the riders’ standings. 

His Yamaha MS Racing teammate, Ton Kawakami, who finished 11th yesterday, fought for another top 15 position throughout, but ended the race just 0.001s behind the final points-paying position in 16th. However a penalty ahead saw the Brazilian move up a place to continue his points-scoring streak. 

In-form German youngster Alan Kroh was also in the fight to equal or better his 11th-place result from Race 1, but on lap eight was shuffled back to outside the top 20. Over the final two laps, the 16-year-old made up several places to finish 17th. 

Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha rider Alvaro Diaz was closing on a top 15 finish from 27th on the grid, but like his fellow bLU cRU rider was dropped outside the top 20 late on. The Spaniard, who had shown impressive pace throughout the weekend, finished 22nd which was just 2.5 seconds from the podium. 

For full Race 2 results, click here

Bahattin Sofuoğlu: P3

Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP300 Supported Team

The start was really good for me, because usually the riders behind you can get a good slipstream through the first few corners. I tried to escape out front, but I was overtaken and had a little issue with the brakes so couldn’t keep up. The brakes were better towards the end again, I was pushing really hard. On the last corner, I tried to get a good exit, but I couldn’t quite catch second. Third is still a good result and now I’m ready to go back to Turkey to rest and prepare for the next one at Barcelona.