Fortt clinches SB-2 Thailand Superbike Championship

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Pattaya’s 18-year old talented superbike rider Ben Fortt secured an unassailable lead in the SB-2 Superbike championship following his back to back wins over the last 2 weekends of racing.

On October 28, Fortt pulled off a spectacular win at the Bira Circuit in Pattaya, beating challengers from all over the country and the Malaysian champion as well.  He followed that up a week later on November 4 by triumphing in round 9 at the very technical track of Thailand circuit.

Ben Fortt pulls a wheelie in celebration as he crosses the finish line to win round 9 of the SB-2 Superbike championship. Ben Fortt pulls a wheelie in celebration as he crosses the finish line to win round 9 of the SB-2 Superbike championship.

Ben has a particular liking for this track, having won the previous 3 rounds here earlier in the season, and he wasn’t about to do his competitors any favours on this occasion as he stormed to his fourth win and the outright title with one round of the championship remaining.

The young rider said later that he was ‘over the moon’ with his success this year and gave a great deal of credit to the support and expertise of the Panadda racing team who had his Honda CBR 1000 prepared in top shape at each and every event.  Ben also said a big thanks to sponsors CEA Cranes and Equipment Asia who have supported him throughout his fledgling career.

Ben was asked what he aims to do next in racing and he replied that he hopes to keep progressing and get to the level where he can represent Thailand and race all over Asia.