WSS Misano: Lowes in control after taking provisional pole

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Sam Lowes picked up where he left off after winning at Donington Park last time out to secure provisional pole position at Misano today.

The 21-year-old overcame a crash at the end of this mornings session to set the fastest time this afternoon, outpacing second place man Kenan Sofuoglu by 0.223s.

Ten Kate Honda rider Broc Parkes claimed third spot with Frenchman Jules Cluzel rounding out the provisional front row of the grid.

Riders PTR Honda man Martin Jessopp secured 26th place.

Misano Adriatico - FIM Supersport World Championship - Qualifying 1

1. Sam Lowes (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'38.987
2. Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.210
3. Broc Parkes (Ten Kate Racing Products) Honda CBR600RR 1'39.265
4. Jules Cluzel (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'39.276
5. Stefano Cruciani (Puccetti Racing Kawasaki Itali) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.661
6. Fabien Foret (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.898
7. Alex Baldolini (Power Team by Suriano) Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.904
8. Ronan Quarmby (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.143
9. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Power Team by Suriano) Triumph Daytona 675 1'40.162
10. Roberto Tamburini (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.191
11. Massimo Roccoli (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.272
12. Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.275
13. Jed Metcher (Rivamoto Junior Team) Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.761
14. Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.874
15. Valentine Debise (SMS Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.909
16. Gabor Talmacsi (PRORACE) Honda CBR600RR 1'41.143
17. Fabio Menghi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.314
18. Mathew Scholtz (Bogdanka PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'41.321
19. Luca Marconi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.446
20. Balazs Nemeth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'41.540
21. Dino Lombardi (Team PATA by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.575
22. Andrea Antonelli (Bike Service R.T.) Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.635
23. Romain Lanusse (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.899
24. Alessandro Torcolacci (KUJA Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'41.943
25. Joshua Day (Team GOELEVEN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.213
26. Martin Jessopp (Riders PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'42.521
27. Marek Szkopek (Bogdanka Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1'43.013
28. Roberto Anastasia (KUJA Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'43.317
29. Alessandro Andreozzi (Bike Service R.T.) Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.605
30. Yves Polzer (Team MRC Austria) Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.815
31. Eduard Blokhin (Rivamoto) Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.831
32. Oleg Pozdneev (Rivamoto) Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.071

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider