WSS Aragon Qualifying: Sofuoglu on pole with Lowes only 0.160 seconds behind

By Gordon Ritchie -

World Superbikes

 13 April 2013 17:24

Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Racing Yamaha) went second in qualifying for the WSS race at Motorland Aragon, behind pole man Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Mahi Racing Team India).

Sofuoglu and Lowes had clearly better pace than anyone else, with Sofuoglu’s team-mate Fabien Foret in third but 0.7 seconds off the leading two.

Sheridan Morais (PTR Honda) was fourth as he found his true pace and became the top Honda rider pre-race, while Kevin Coghlan (Kawasaki-DMC) was fifth on the grid. PI podium competitor Michael van Der Mark (Pata Honda) scored sixth place on the grid in a field of 35 bikes.

1. Kenan Sofuoglu (MAHI Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'01.450
2. Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 2'01.610
3. Fabien Foret (MAHI Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.216
4. Sheridan Morais (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 2'02.239
5. Kev Coghlan (Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini Team) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.366
6. Michael Vd Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport) Honda CBR600RR 2'02.379
7. Luca Scassa (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.593
8. Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport) Honda CBR600RR 2'02.895
9. Riccardo Russo (Puccetti Racing Kawasaki) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.958
10. Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 2'02.981
11. Vladimir Ivanov (Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini Team) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.030
12. Vladimir Leonov (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 2'03.083
13. Gabor Talmacsi (Prorace) Honda CBR600RR 2'03.345
14. David Linortner (Team Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 2'03.438
15. Florian Marino (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.448
16. Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto) Honda CBR600RR 2'03.448
17. Andrea Antonelli (Team Goeleven) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'03.553
18. Massimo Roccoli (Team Pata by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 2'03.578
19. Alex Baldolini (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 2'03.621
20. Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 2'03.692
21. Luca Marconi (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 2'03.744
22. Christian Iddon (ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse) MV Agusta F3 675 2'03.859
23. Roberto Rolfo (ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse) MV Agusta F3 675 2'03.970
24. Fabio Menghi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 2'04.140
25. Matt Davies (Team Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 2'04.170
26. Mathew Scholtz (Suriano Racing Team) Suzuki GSX-R600 2'04.647
27. Stefano Cruciani (Puccetti Racing Kawasaki) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'04.698
28. Nacho Calero Perez (Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 2'04.737
29. Alex Schacht (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 2'04.827
30. Roberto Tamburini (Suriano Racing Team) Suzuki GSX-R600 2'05.470
31. Mitchell Carr (AARK Racing) Triumph 675 R 2'05.696
32. Luca Salvadori (Team Pata by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 2'06.446
33. Balazs Nemeth (Complus SMS Racing) Honda CBR600RR 2'06.594
34. Yves Polzer (Team MRC Austria) Honda CBR600RR 2'07.635
35. Eduard Blokhin (Rivamoto) Honda CBR600RR 2'10.443