Gregg Black, Mike di Meglio, Xavi Forés and Markus Reiterberger all took their turn at the front of the field but it was ERC Endurance-Ducati’s Forés who pulled off the most spectacular pass, overtaking his three rivals with a sensational slipstream move on the Mistral Straight. Click HERE to view the action.
Up until the final 90 minutes of the 2022 EWC finale, long-term leader ERC Endurance-Ducati was seemingly on course for victory only to stop with a mechanical failure while comfortably in front.
For Forés and team-mate David Checa, their late heartbreak was particularly hard to take after they’d shared riding duties for a large part of the race due to Chaz Davies hurting his back and being unable to continue.
Despite the highly emotional scenes in the team garage as a near-certain victory slipped away, Checa regained his composure to return to the action for the last hour following rapid repairs by his German outfit, eventually finishing fifth.