Fortt clinches Yamaha title in thrilling style

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Pattaya motorcycle racer Ben Fortt rides his Kawasaki zx10r 1000cc bike at the Buriram International Circuit, Sunday, January 21. (Photo/Kaato-Ztudios)
Pattaya motorcycle racer Ben Fortt rides his Kawasaki zx10r 1000cc bike at the Buriram International Circuit, Sunday, January 21. (Photo/Kaato-Ztudios)

Pattaya superbike rider Ben Fortt took the long journey to the Buriram International Circuit on January 20 to contest the last 2 races in the Kawasaki Road Racing Championship.

Ben, riding his well prepared Kawasaki zx10r 1000cc bike, was leading the championship on points but needed to have a pair of good finishes to clinch the title.  Saturday qualifying was a very close battle and saw Ben in the zone as he took pole position for the 2 races on Sunday.

Team orders told Ben not to take any undue risks and try for a top three finish in each race, but he had other ideas and only had eyes on winning and that he did, giving his rivals no chances and winning both races in true professional style to clinch the championship title.

Ben had already won the Elf GPI Professional Championship at Bira circuit in Pattaya and finished runner up in the national championship, only losing to the strong factory Yamaha racing team.

The young Pattaya rider was elated with his latest race success and also his massive achievements this season and went on to thank his team and sponsors for their invaluable help and support.