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Magny Cours World Supersport: Andrew Pitt takes win and championship

Published: 05 October 2008

Hannspree Honda rider Andrew Pitt has taken the World Supersport race victory and World Supersport championship at Magny Cours.

Pitt didn't have it all his own awy, as team-mate Jonathan Rea took the lead from the start. Barry Veneman then got involved with the battle for the lead and lead for a few laps.

By lap eight the leading group consisted of Veneman, Pitt, Rea, Broc Parkes, Diddier Van Keymeulen and Robin Harms and all six leading racers were riding for the victory.

On lap 10 Robin Harms made an effort to pass Brock Parkes at the hairpin, but clipped the back wheel of Rea in the process who was running in third and also took out Broc Parkes. The incident put paid to any chance Jonathan Rea had of beating Pitt to the championship.

Rea and Harms remounted to finish 10th and 15th respectively.

Stiggy Motorsport Honda rider Josh Brookes was able to capitalise on the incident as he moved up to third.

Pitt then stretched out a slight lead ahead of Veneman. With Veneman claiming his first ever World Supersport podium in second place.

Josh Brookes almost missed out on the final step of the podium when local boy Matthew Lagrive made an attempt to pass, but went in to the corner too fast.

1 3 88 A. PITT AUS Hannspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR
2 5 77 B. VENEMAN NED RES Software Hoegee Suzuki GSX-R600
3 8 25 J. BROOKES AUS Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda CBR600RR
4 13 14 M.LAGRIVE FRA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR
5 4 83 D. VAN KEYMEULEBNEL RES Software Hoegee Suzuki GSX-R600
6 9 55 M.ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF-R6
7 10 69 G.NANNELLI ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR
8 16 99 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6
9 19 41 J. HAYES USA Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR
10 2 65 J. REA GBR Hannspree Ten Kate HondaHonda CBR600RR
11 12 105 G.VIZZIELLO ITA Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR
12 21 21 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R
13 20 7 P. VOSTÁREK CZE Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR
14 14 47 I. CLEMENTI ITA Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675
15 7 127 R.HARMS DEN Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda CBR600RR
16 28 126 C. MARTIN GBR Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R
17 18 44 D.SALOM ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6
18 22 30 J. GÜNTHER GER Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR
19 25 34 B. NEMETH HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR
20 27 10 D. PERRET FRA Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR
21 15 11 R. HOLLAND AUS Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR
22 30 51 S. BARRAGAN ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR