Aragon WSS: Coghlan takes first ever pole

By Simon Patterson -

World Superbikes

 12 April 2014 17:15

Scottish rider Kev Coghlan has taken his first ever pole position in World Supersport, taking his DMC Panavto Yamaha to the top spot at Aragon ahead of AMerican PJ Jacobsen.

Coghlan was 0.138 ahead of the Intermoto Ponyexpress Kawasaki of 2013 BSB podium finisher Jacobsen with a 2'01.662 lap of the Spanish circuit, only 0.009 ahead of third placed man Jules Cluzel on the MV Agusta.

Former multiple world champion Kenan Sofuoglu continues to suffer in the class, back in sixth place on his Mahi Racing Kawasaki behind Jacobsen's teammate Florian Marino and Pata Honda rider Michael van der Mark.

Dubliner Jack Kennedy was in 13th, as the Irishman continues to recover from injuries sustained last month in testing prior to the opening round.

1 88 K. COGHLAN GBR DMC Panavto-Yamaha Yamaha YZF R6    2'01.662
2 99 P. JACOBSEN USA Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres Kawasaki ZX-6R  2'01.800 0.138 0.138
3 16 J. CLUZEL FRA MV Agusta RC-Yakhnich M. MV Agusta F3 675   2'01.809 0.147 0.009
4 21 F. MARINO FRA Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres Kawasaki ZX-6R  2'01.992 0.330 0.183
5 60 M. VD MARK NED PATA Honda World Supersport Honda CBR600RR   2'02.035 0.373 0.043
6 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR MAHI Racing Team India Kawasaki ZX-6R   2'02.043 0.381 0.008
7 26 L. ZANETTI ITA PATA Honda World Supersport Honda CBR600RR   2'02.370 0.708 0.327
8 65 V. LEONOV RUS MV Agusta RC-Yakhnich M. MV Agusta F3 675   2'02.476 0.814 0.106
9 84 R. RUSSO ITA Team Lorini Honda CBR600RR     2'02.525 0.863 0.049
10 14 R. WILAIROT THA Core PTR Honda Honda CBR600RR    2'02.596 0.934 0.071
11 5 R. TAMBURINI ITA San Carlo Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R   2'02.615 0.953 0.019
12 35 R. DE ROSA ITA CIA Insurance Honda Honda CBR600RR   2'02.745 1.083 0.130
13 4 J. KENNEDY IRL CIA Insurance Honda Honda CBR600RR    2'02.872 1.210 0.127
14 11 C. GAMARINO ITA Team GO Eleven Kawasaki ZX-6R    2'03.380 1.718 0.508
15 19 K. WAHR GER RS Wahr by Kraus Racing Yamaha YZF R6   2'03.387 1.725 0.007