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Lausitzring World Superport: Carnage at Lausitzring in wet free practice

Published: 08 September 2007

Updated: 24 November 2014

The second World Supersport free practice turned into a demolition derby with 16 crashes during the 45 minute session at the Lausitzring.

Heavy drizzle turned into consistent rain which resulted in minimal grip around the flat German circuit.

The biggest problem areas where at the end of the two straights where a lot of rubber has been put on the ground from the numerous car races held at the track.

The amount of rubber forms a seal over the track preventing the water to drain away, making it very slippery into the braking zone.

Among the crashers was Ten Kate man Kenan Sofuoglu, he emerged from a heavy fall at the end of the session unhurt.

Stiggy Honda rider Robin Harms wasn’t so lucky and after high siding his Honda was taken to the medical centre with a broken collarbone. Katsuaki Fujiwara was another crasher whilst yesterday’s pole man Sebastien Charpentier stayed onboard could only manage 33rd place, over 15 seconds off the pace.

It wasn’t just the top men who struggled, Spanish rider Arturo Tizon crashed twice and failed to complete a single lap.

Stiggy Honda rider Josh Brookes eventually topped the time sheets with a best lap of 2m 05.212, 1.6 seconds faster than second place man Matthew Lagrive.

Britain’s Tommy Hill excelled in the wet conditions and ran consistently at the top of the leader board to eventually finish the session in third place.

Fellow Brit Craig Jones suffered two mechanical failures which meant he was only able to complete five laps and end the untimed session in 23rd place after running as high as fourth.

Lausitzring World Supersport free practice two results:

1 BROOKES J. AUS Honda CBR600RR 2'05.212
2 LAGRIVE M. FRA Honda CBR600RR 2'06.829
3 HILL T. GBR Yamaha YZF-R6 2'07.444
4 SOFUOGLU K. TUR Honda CBR600RR 2'07.827
5 ALFONSI L. ITA Honda CBR600RR 2'07.847
6 CHECA D. ESP Yamaha YZF-R6 2'07.848
7 LASCORZ J. ESP Honda CBR600RR 2'08.194
8 VIZZIELLO G. ITA Yamaha YZF-R6 2'08.266
9 VENEMAN B. NED Suzuki GSX-R600 2'08.567
10 FUJIWARA K. JPN Honda CBR600RR 2'08.645
11 NEBEL S. GER Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'09.364
12 ENJOLRAS J. FRA Yamaha YZF-R6 2'09.587
13 PARKES B. AUS Yamaha YZF-R6 2'09.868
14 CAJBACK N. SWE Honda CBR600RR 2'09.984
15 IVANOV V. RUS Yamaha YZF-R6 2'10.538
16 PRAIA M. POR Honda CBR600RR 2'10.567
17 GÜNTHER J. GER Honda CBR600RR 2'10.632
18 RIBA P. ESP Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'10.816
19 GIMBERT S. FRA Yamaha YZF-R6 2'10.892
20 SANCHINI M. ITA Honda CBR600RR 2'11.815
21 NANNELLI G. ITA Ducati 749R 2'12.133
22 LEBLANC G. FRA Honda CBR600RR 2'12.876
23 JONES C. GBR Honda CBR600RR 2'14.064
24 SALOM D. ESP Yamaha YZF-R6 2'14.681
25 FORES J. ESP Honda CBR600RR 2'14.728
26 SANNA S. ITA Honda CBR600RR 2'15.265
27 ROCCOLI M. ITA Yamaha YZF-R6 2'15.315
28 FORET F. FRA Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'15.654
29 KALLIO V. FIN Suzuki GSX-R600 2'16.158
30 BOCCOLINI G. ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'17.100
31 HARMS R. DEN Honda CBR600RR 2'19.019
32 GOWLAND G. GBR Honda CBR600RR 2'20.946
33 CHARPENTIER S. FRA Honda CBR600RR 2'21.186


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