Bad weather forces Mahi Racing riders to crash out of race

Reigning champion Sofuoglu of Mahi Racing team lost the front at turn 8 during the 4th lap of the race, while he was in the lead.

Last updated on Monday, 13 May, 2013 14:27 IST
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New Delhi: Bad weather has dashed Mahi Racing team's hopes of a securing a good finish as its two riders, Kenan Sofuoglu and Fabien Foret, crashed out in Monza, Italy.

The race was marred by rain and crashes on the track on Sunday. (Note: Adjoining is a file photo)

Reigning champion Sofuoglu of Mahi Racing team lost the front at turn 8 during the 4th lap of the race, while he was in the lead.

Teammate Foret didn't take part in the race after being involved in a crash at turn 1 that brought out a third red flag - which eventually led to the decision to postpone the race. Foret has undergone medical check-up.

Kenan was leading the race when rain first hit the riders resulting in conditions barely fit for racing. This was the first time that three red flags were shown during a WSS race in three interruptions due to bad weather and oil spill.

Arun Pandey, chairman & managing director, Mahi Racing team said, "We were leading until the rain played spoil sport and it is really unfortunate that both our riders got involved in crashes and had to bow out."

The race was won under dramatic circumstances by Sam Louis of Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha.

Story first published on: Monday, 13 May 2013 14:07 IST

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