Booth-Amos becomes the first British winner of World Supersport 300 as Buis extends title lead in Catalunya.
The Briton had nothing but a clear track ahead of him today, taking the holeshot into Turn 1 and not looking back. The only updates of Booth-Amos throughout the race was that of the fastest-lap records being set. The ‘RT Motorsports by SKM’ rider made flying across the drying Catalunya asphalt look effortless, without a tyre out of place all race, the Briton simply showed us what a winner looks like.
Jeffrey Buis had somewhat of an underwhelming race; as fans are now used to seeing the number 6 at the front of the grid as well as the race, it was unusual to see Buis towards the bottom of the top 10. However, considering his P13 grid start, Buis made an admirable effort towards the end of the race to surpass the likes of Rodriguez and Rovelli to finish in a comfortable 5th place – gaining a much-needed 11 points in his bid for the 2020 title.
With Booth-Amos clearing ahead by a whopping 6.3 seconds, all eyes were on the second-place battle which didn’t disappoint. Samuel Di Sora managed to fight his way to his first podium in the series, taking second ahead of World Supersport 300 returnee Marc Garcia – who took the title back in 2017. The pair fought alongside Mika Perez, scrapping all the way to the finish line.
Scott Deroue had one hell of a Saturday, as the Dutchman’s win in the Last Chance Race left him with a P29 start on the grid of Race 1. Deroue managed to storm through the pack in the early stages of the race, securing an admirable P13 finish, gaining 2 crucial championship points.
The biggest news heading into this weekend was the absence of contender Ana Carrasco. The Spaniard sustained multiple fractured vertebrae last week in training, making this weekend a non-start and hindering her chances at the 2020 championship title.
Deroue now sits in second in the title run, as Booth-Amos’ win boosts him into sixth ahead of Brianti, who finished in P23 – failing to gain points. Carrasco currently resides in fifth in the championship; however, with another non-start tomorrow, that will look to change come tomorrow afternoon.
Race 2 will start at 13:40 local time tomorrow.
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