Spanish rider Forés, is a veteran of many different international motorcycle racing championships, including stints in 125 and Moto2 and several seasons in WorldSSP as a regular top ten finisher. Forés has honed his skills in the FIM CEV Repsol, winning the Stock Extreme Championship in 2010 and 2013, and also won the European Superstock 1000 Championship in 2013 and IDM Superbike Championship in 2014.
After riding on behalf of injured Davide Giugliano in 2015, Forés became a permanent WorldSBK rider in 2016 with Barni Racing Team, and will continue to compete with the Ducati-backed team into 2017. On top of securing a top nine finish in the WorldSBK Championship as well as a podium finish at Lausitzring in 2016, the Valencian replaced former WorldSBK rider Loris Baz in MotoGP™ at the Misano World Circuit. Forés will now be building on results made with the team last season, and hoping to take the fight to the podium for 2017.