Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s Kenan Sofuoglu was crowned World Supersport champion at Brands Hatch this afternoon after securing second place in the race.
The Turkish rider is 80 points ahead of his nearest rival in the championship and can not be caught.
Broc Parkes took the victory, his first of the season, at the Kent circuit for Yamaha after benefiting from a crash by Britain’s Craig Jones.
Kenan Sofuoglu lead from the start of the race in front of Craig Jones and Britain’s Yamaha rider Tommy Hill.
And a determined Craig Jones, in front of his home crowd, tore past Kenan Sofuoglu on lap two and the British rider was soon in control.
Craig Jones recorded the first of the fastest laps on lap two with a 1:29.563 and soon gained a second lead over second placed Broc Parkes.
It looked as if all Craig Jones had to do was stay focussed and on the bike for the win, but it was not to be as he slid off at Clearways on lap four to hand the lead to Broc Parkes.
From here Parkes gained the advantage of a clear track in front of him and had built a three second lead by the time he passed the chequered flag.
Tommy Hill will consider his first outing in World Supersport as mission accomplished after finishing fifth. Yesterday he said a top six finish was his aim.
Brands Hatch World Supersport results:
1 B. PARKES AUS Yamaha YZF-R6
2 K. SOFUOGLU TUR Honda CBR600RR 3.658
3 M.ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha YZF-R6 5.556
4 R.HARMS DEN Honda CBR600RR 5.573
5 T. HILL GBR Yamaha YZF-R6 6.506
6 F. FORET FRA Kawasaki ZX-6R 10.113
7 L. ALFONSI ITA Honda CBR600RR 10.414
8 B. VENEMAN NED Suzuki GSX-R600 14.236
9 P. RIBA ESP Kawasaki ZX-6R 15.978
10 M.LAGRIVE FRA Honda CBR600RR 18.424
11 G.VIZZIELLO ITA Yamaha YZF-R6 25.083
12 J. LASCORZ ESP Honda CBR600RR 25.154
13 S. GIMBERT FRA Yamaha YZF-R6 25.442
14 G.LEBLANC FRA Honda CBR600RR 28.957
15 S. CHARPENTIER FRA Honda CBR600RR 32.141
16 M.SANCHINI ITA Honda CBR600RR 36.557
17 J. FORES ESP Honda CBR600RR 37.347
18 D. CHECA ESP Yamaha YZF-R6 38.696
19 G.BOCCOLINI ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 38.77
20 G.GOWLAND GBR Honda CBR600RR 38.953
21 V. IVANOV RUS Yamaha YZF-R6 42.593
22 M.PRAIA POR Honda CBR600RR 47.793
23 A. TIZON ESP Yamaha YZF-R6 55.885
24 J. GÜNTHER GER Honda CBR600RR 56.187
25 D.SALOM ESP Yamaha YZF-R6 1 Lap