Kenan Sofuoglu is the man to beat in Brno

Kenan Sofuoglu is the man to beat in Brno

 

Brno World Superbikes: Kenan Sofuoglu goes provisional pole for World Supersport

By Sarah Carnell -

World Superbikes

 20 July 2007 13:40

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s Kenan Sofuoglu has recorded provisional pole position for Sunday’s World Supersport after going quickest in the first qualifying session at Brno. 

The Turkish rider actually went 0.2secs slower than his best time this morning, but it was enough to top the timesheets, despite a scare when he came off on a quick lap. But he seemed unhurt and returned to the garages to set out again on his spare motorcycle.

Sebastien Charpentier will have received a massive confidence boost with his second place at the track where he had a massive crash and broke his pelvis last year. The Frenchman recorded a best time of 2:06.062 on his Honda CBR600RR.

Robbin Harms was third fastest to make a top three for the CBR600RR’s. His best lap was a 2:06.447.

Britain’s Craig Jones has continued his good qualifying form to go fifth fastest and a potential second row start.

The Honda rider’s best time was a 2:06.567, which was 0.3secs quicker than his best time this morning as he looks to continue on the successful test at Vellelunga two weekends ago.

Another man who went well in Vallelunga, Josh Brookes, has not gone so well today in Brno. The Australian only managed a best of 2:07.613 down in 16th place.


World Supersport qualifying one results:

1 SOFUOGLU K. TUR Honda CBR600RR 2’05.768
2 CHARPENTIER S. FRA Honda CBR600RR 2'06.062
3 HARMS R. DEN Honda CBR600RR 2'06.447
4 KALLIO V. FIN Suzuki GSX-R600 2'06.534
5 JONES C. GBR Honda CBR600RR 2'06.567
6 FORET F. FRA Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'06.636
7 VIZZIELLO G. ITA Yamaha YZF-R6 2'06.666
8 PARKES B. AUS Yamaha YZF-R6 2'06.800
9 FUJIWARA K. JPN Honda CBR600RR 2'06.851
10 VENEMAN B. NED Suzuki GSX-R600 2'06.962
11 CHECA D. ESP Yamaha YZF-R6 2'07.045
12 FORES J. ESP Honda CBR600RR 2'07.134
13 GIMBERT S. FRA Yamaha YZF-R6 2'07.286
14 ROCCOLI M. ITA Yamaha YZF-R6 2'07.406
15 LEBLANC G. FRA Honda CBR600RR 2'07.572
16 BROOKES J. AUS Honda CBR600RR 2'07.613
17 LASCORZ J. ESP Honda CBR600RR 2'07.673
18 SANNA S. ITA Honda CBR600RR 2'07.764
19 LAGRIVE M. FRA Honda CBR600RR 2'07.863
20 SALOM D. ESP Yamaha YZF-R6 2'07.962
21 O'HALLORAN J. AUS Yamaha YZF-R6 2'08.012
22 RIBA P. ESP Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'08.384
23 BOCCOLINI G. ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'08.493
24 IVANOV V. RUS Yamaha YZF-R6 2'08.531
25 PRAIA M. POR Honda CBR600RR 2'08.578
26 NANNELLI G. ITA Ducati 749R 2'08.686
27 ALFONSI L. ITA Honda CBR600RR 2'08.706
28 ROUS R. CZE Yamaha YZF-R6 2'08.978
29 ENJOLRAS J. FRA Yamaha YZF-R6 2'09.166
30 GÜNTHER J. GER Honda CBR600RR 2'09.540
31 TALMACSI G. HUN Yamaha YZF-R6 2'09.576
32 FILLA M. CZE Yamaha YZF-R6 2'10.214
33 GIUGLIANO D. ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'10.320
34 TIZON A. ESP Yamaha YZF-R6 2'10.398
35 KELLNER C. GER Ducati 749R 2'10.716
36 MILOVANOVIC N. SWE Honda CBR600RR 2'10.995
37 DE ANGELIS W. RSM Honda CBR600RR 2'11.137