WSS France: Lowes takes world title

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In a season full of twists, turns and positional changes it was a fitting climax at Magny Cours that saw Sam Lowes crowned World Supersport Champion after finishing second behind bitter rival Kenan Sofuoglo. With the final laps being dominated by the swapping of positions between the pair of championship contenders it was a disappointment that the race finished with a red flag, but Lowes couldn’t contain his delight.

After the race he made an elated tribute to his Turkish Kawasaki rival, “I enjoyed that race a lot and I want to say a massive thank you to Kenan. I class him as a friend now and thank him very much for the fight.”

Magny-Cours – FIM Supersport World Championship – Free Practice

1. Kenan Sofuoglu (MAHI Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’53.649
2. Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 1’55.089
3. Michael Vd Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport) Honda CBR600RR 1’55.601
4. Christian Iddon (ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse) MV Agusta F3 675 1’55.681
5. Sheridan Morais (Team Goeleven) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’55.704
6. Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport) Honda CBR600RR 1’56.101
7. Balazs Nemeth (Complus SMS Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1’56.107
8. Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto) Honda CBR600RR 1’56.117
9. Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1’56.351
10. Kev Coghlan (Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini Team) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’56.352
11. Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1’56.366
12. Lee Johnston (Team Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1’56.706
13. Mathew Scholtz (Suriano Racing Team) Suzuki GSX-R600 1’56.720
14. Alex Baldolini (Suriano Racing Team) Suzuki GSX-R600 1’57.104
15. Roberto Rolfo (ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse) MV Agusta F3 675 1’57.121
16. Florian Marino (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’57.292
17. Vladimir Leonov (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 1’57.397
18. Riccardo Russo (Puccetti Racing Kawasaki) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’57.658
19. Danny Webb (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1’57.698
20. Luca Marconi (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1’57.752
21. Fabio Menghi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1’58.426
22. Ronan Quarmby (Prorace) Honda CBR600RR 1’58.577
23. Massimo Roccoli (Team Pata by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 1’59.318
24. Brodie Waters (AARK Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1’59.594
25. Alexey Ivanov (Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini Team) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2’00.206
26. Roberto Tamburini (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 2’00.345
27. Corey Alexander (Team Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 2’00.745
28. Nacho Calero Perez (Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 2’01.303
29. Eduard Blokhin (Rivamoto) Honda CBR600RR 2’01.887
30. Alex Schacht (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 2’02.427
31. Fabien Foret (MAHI Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2’05.901

Steve Hunt

By Steve Hunt