Foret, who began the race in fourth place, leapfrogged two riders to finish with a timing of 35’33.262 with Sofuoglu completing the podium party with a timing of 35’33.384. He had started the race in second place.

Foret (left) finished second while his teammate Sofuoglu took third place

Foret, meanwhile, kept a steady pace and made a charge in the last two laps. He missed the first position with a .380 second of timing behind Sam Lowes.

Both the riders are now tied on second spot in the overall standings with 81 points and trail leader Sam Lowes of Yakhnich Motorsport by 39 points.

Team Mahi, saw lots of cheering from the local crowd and as the riders believe this too had a crucial role in their success here in Portimao.