Cluzel and MV go top after WSS Superpole

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In the Supersport World Championship Superpole contest Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) led the field, with a 1’38.383 lap that held off the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing duo of randy Krummenacher and Kenan Sofuoglu.

Another recent WSS race winner, PJ Jacobsen (Honda World Supersport Team), placed fourth and was the first Honda rider on the grid.

Privateer MV rider Alex Baldolini (Race Department ATK#25 MV Agusta) slotted in fifth place, just ahead of British rider Kyle Smith (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda), who completed the second row.

Day one fastest rider Ratthapong Wilairot (A.P. Honda Racing Thailand) secured seventh best qualifying time, ahead of a duo of MV privateers - Nico Terol (Schmidt Racing MV Agusta) and Gino Rea (GRT Racing Team MV Agusta).

Luke Stapleford (CIA Landlord Insurance Profile Honda) had a good visit to Chang in Superpole, recording tenth place, with Kevin Wahr (GEMAR Balloons – Team Lorini Honda) and Hikari Okubo (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) completing the riders who will start from the first four rows.

The 17-lap race will take place on Sunday, with the local Thailand start time scheduled at 14.20.

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Gordon Ritchie

By Gordon Ritchie