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Forés #BSBReady for Silverstone opener with Honda Racing

Xavi Forés is gearing up for Silverstone this Easter weekend (April 19/20/21) as the 2018 WorldSBK Independent Riders champion makes his Bennetts British Superbike Championship debut with Honda Racing.

Spanish star Forés has been getting to grips with the new style of Superbike ahead of the opening two races of the season this Sunday, adapting to the Bennetts BSB specification Honda Racing Fireblade after an impressive debut in winter testing, admitting he is relishing the new challenge.

Forés said: “Finally it is Round 1 this weekend - it feels like it has been a very long winter and I am ready! We had a very good final test at Silverstone last week and we have made a great improvement with the Fireblade. The last time I rode Silverstone was 2011, but it was on the GP circuit, so I had some time to adjust to the shorter layout. At the start I was missing some reference points with braking and getting on the gas, but towards the end of the day we had improved and were constantly on the pace.

“During the final session I went out on a new tyre and was doing a flying lap, but had a big highside and nearly crashed, so I decided to finish the day and not risk anything a week before the race. The Fireblade is working really well and I know we have a good base setting for the race weekend. A huge thanks to the team for all their hard work getting us to where we are now, I am looking forward to my first BSB and can’t wait to experience the weekend.”

The fifth round of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship hits Knockhill on June 28/29/30 June for more information and to book visit www.knockhill.com

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