WSS America: Sofuoglu wins Supersport Thriller

Published: 31 May 2009

Kenan Sofuoglu reignited his title hopes by winning a dramatic World Supersport race at the Miller Motorsports circuit in Utah, USA. The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider started the final lap in third position but made two hard and decisive passes to take the win. He started his charge to the front when he dived up the inside of Cal Crutchlow at the hairpin forcing the Yamaha man to run wide and then with three corners to go he pushed his way past Laverty causing the Irishman to sit up his Parkalgar Honda.

Sofuoglu’s victory was his first win since the opening round of the championship at Phillip Island and ends Crutchlow’s and Laverty’s domination of the series during the last five rounds.


1 6 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR HANNspree Ten Kate HondHa onda CBR600RR 18 1'52.285 269,8 1'52.755 265,9 25 108 3
2 2 50 E. LAVERTY IRL Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 18 0.368 1'52.450 263,3 1'51.829 271,8 20 126 2
3 3 35 C.CRUTCHLOW GBR Yamaha World Supersport TYeaammaha YZF R6 18 0.521 1'52.391 267,2 1'52.051 267,2 16 135 1
4 1 26 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 18 1.833 1'52.563 267,2 1'51.749 264,6 13 73 5
5 8 99 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport TYeaammaha YZF R6 18 12.071 1'53.071 270,4 1'52.827 266,5 11 55 7
6 7 24 G.MCCOY AUS ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675 18 18.108 1'52.781 265,9 1'52.794 265,2 10 39 10
7 30 1 A. PITT AUS HANNspree Ten Kate HondHa onda CBR600RR 18 25.912 1'53.748 269,8 0.000 9 73 4
8 12 51 M.PIRRO ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF R6 18 26.867 1'53.863 269,1 1'53.630 267,8 8 48 9
9 13 14 M.LAGRIVE FRA Honda Althea Racing Honda CBR600RR 18 30.411 1'53.959 264,6 1'53.799 260,2 7 38 11
10 22 13 A.WEST AUS Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR600RR 18 31.393 1'53.956 266,5 1'55.179 262,1 6 66 6
11 21 5 T. PRADITA INA YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF R6 18 32.206 1'54.100 267,8 1'54.901 266,5 5 8 19
12 14 117 M.PRAIA POR Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 18 32.572 1'54.107 270,4 1'53.919 265,2 4 12 17
13 10 21 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 18 35.491 1'53.902 267,8 1'53.171 264,6 3 29 13
14 15 77 B. VENEMAN NED Hoegee Suzuki Team Suzuki GSX-R600 18 37.164 1'54.526 260,8 1'54.303 256,5 2 30 12
15 18 105 G.VIZZIELLO ITA Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR600RR 18 39.041 1'54.472 262,1 1'54.652 258,4 1 10 18
16 4 69 G.NANNELLI ITA ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675 18 40.443 1'53.090 267,8 1'52.659 261,4 16 16
17 16 25 M.LAVERTY GBR Holiday Gym Racing Yamaha YZF R6 18 51.153 1'55.215 260,8 1'54.377 255,3 5 20
18 19 28 A. VOS NED Veidec Racing RES SoftwarHeonda CBR600RR 18 52.658 1'55.220 271,1 1'54.784 271,8
19 24 30 J. GÜNTHER GER RES Software Veidec RacinHgonda CBR600RR 18 54.437 1'55.258 262,1 1'55.658 260,8
20 25 53 A. POLITA ITA Hoegee Suzuki Team Suzuki GSX-R600 18 1'11.500 1'56.104 259,0 1'55.731 257,7 1 24
21 20 83 R.HOLLAND AUS Echo CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 18 1'11.668 1'56.137 259,6 1'54.824 253,0
22 26 88 Y. GUERRA ESP Holiday Gym Racing Yamaha YZF R6 18 1'18.385 1'56.221 264,6 1'56.954 263,3
23 5 55 M.ROCCOLI ITA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 18 1'21.462 1'53.822 266,5 1'52.726 268,5 24 14
24 29 75 O.PIANYKH RUS Apex Racing Yamaha YZF R6 18 1'33.636 1'57.467 250,7 1'57.856 251,8
25 28 126 A. NELSON CAN Nelson Racing Yamaha YZF R6 18 1'40.570 1'57.669 254,8 1'57.587 254,2
26 31 89 C. YATES USA SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 17 1 Lap 2'01.445 245,6 0.000
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RET 11 127 R.HARMS DEN Veidec Racing RES SoftwarHeonda CBR600RR 17 1 Lap 1'53.928 265,2 1'53.516 265,9 23 15
RET 17 7 P. VOSTÁREK CZE Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 7 11 Laps 1'55.123 266,5 1'54.621 265,2 5 22
RET 27 29 M.PARIS USA Markbilt Racebikes Yamaha YZF R6 6 12 Laps 1'57.383 258,4 1'57.079 259,0
RET 9 8 M.AITCHISON AUS Honda Althea Racing Honda CBR600RR 0 1'52.951 267,8 50 8

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