32 riders from 14 countries confirmed on World Supersport grid

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The 2012 World Supersport championship looks set to be another closely fought year with a host of top riders and teams fighting for supremacy.

In terms of pedigree two time WSS champion Kenan Sofuoglu returns to WSS onboard the DeltaFin Lorenzini Kawasaki after a year in Moto2. Australian Broc Parkes returns to Ten Kate Honda with former world champion Fabien Foret riding the Intermoto Step Kawasaki.

British interest will be upheld by Sam Lowes onboard the PTR Honda. Lowes proved he has the pace to run at the front in 2011 and will be looking to build on his fine form in 2012. Former BSB rider Martuin Jessop will join Lowes in the proven PTR team.

A total of 14 different nationality of rider will compete in the series.

1 23 Broc Parkes AUS Honda CBR600RR Ten Kate Honda
2 9 Patrick Jacobsen USA Honda CBR600RR PTR Honda
3 34 Ronan Quarmby RSA Honda CBR600RR PTR Honda
4 32 Sheridan Morais RSA Kawasaki ZX-6R Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini
5 54 Kenan Sofuoglu TUR Kawasaki ZX-6R Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini
6 11 Sam Lowes GBR Honda CBR600RR Bogdanka PTR Honda
7 20 Mathew Scholtz RSA Honda CBR600RR Bogdanka PTR Honda
8 55 Massimo Roccoli ITA Yamaha YZF R6 Bike Service by WTR TEN 10
9 98 Romain Lanusse FRA Kawasaki ZX-6R Kawasaki Intermoto Step
10 99 Fabien Foret FRA Kawasaki ZX-6R Kawasaki Intermoto Step
11 10 Imre Toth HUN Honda CBR600RR Racing Team Toth
12 38 Balazs Nemeth HUN Honda CBR600RR Racing Team Toth
13 31 Vittorio Iannuzzo ITA Triumph Daytona 675 Suriano Racing Team
14 69 Ondrej Jezek CZE Honda CBR600RR SMS Racing
15 27 Thomas Caiani SUI Honda CBR600RR KUJA Racing
16 24 Eduard Blokhin RUS Yamaha YZF R6 RivaMoto
17 73 Oleg Pozdneev RUS Yamaha YZF R6 RivaMoto
18 19 Pawel Szkopek POL Honda CBR600RR Bogdanka Racing
19 95 Robert Muresan ROU Honda CBR600RR East European Racing
20 119 Janos Chrobak HUN Honda CBR600RR East European Racing
21 52 Lucas Pesek CZE Honda CBR600RR PRORACE
22 40 Martin Jessopp GBR Honda CBR600RR Riders PTR Honda
23 71 Thomas Berghammer AUT Honda CBR600RR Team Berghammer
24 64 Joshua Day USA Kawasaki ZX-6R Team GOELEVEN
25 8 Andrea Antonelli ITA Honda CBR600RR Team Lorini
26 22 Roberto Tamburini ITA Honda CBR600RR Team Lorini
27 33 Yves Polzer AUT Yamaha YZF R6 Team MRC Austria
28 13 Dino Lombardi ITA Yamaha YZF R6 Team PATA by Martini
29 3 Jed Metcher AUS Yamaha YZF R6 Team RivaMoto
30 28 Giacomo Micheli ITA Yamaha YZF R6 VFT Racing
31 61 Fabio Menghi ITA Yamaha YZF R6 VFT Racing
32 65 Vladimir Leonov RUS Yamaha YZF R6 Yakhnich Motorsport

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider