WSBK – WSSP Italy: Sofuoglu winner despite everything –

WSSP Italy: Sofuoglu winner despite everything

WSBK - WSSP Italy: Sofuoglu winner despite everything -

Threatened until the last lap by a terrible Jules Cluzel and worried by the critical state of health of his young boy Hamza, Kenan Sofuoglu nevertheless managed to win his 30th World Superport victory … Supersport Race Started from pole position (his 14th in Supersport, as much as Fabien Foret or Sam Lowes …

Threatened until the last lap by a terrible Jules Cluzel and worried by the critical state of health of his young boy Hamza, Kenan Sofuoglu still managed to win his 30th World Superport victory…

Supersport Race

Starting from pole position (his 14th in Supersport, or as much as Fabien Foret or Sam Lowes!), Jules Cluzel turns in front of his best enemy Kenan Sofuoglu! Next are Patrick Jacobsen, Marco Faccani, Ratthapark Willairot, Lorenzo Zanetti, Gino Rea, Lucas Mahias, Riccardo Russo, Kyle Smith, etc..

Our "Coq Supersportif" prints a solid rhythm from the first lap and Faccani is the first to crack: the Italian traces straight at the end of the first loop in the "Variante Bassa" and gives up his fourth place to his compatriot Lorenzo Zanetti on the second MV Agusta.

Eighth in the first lap, Lucas Mahias was ejected from the Top 10 by Roberto Rolfo in the third lap. Kyle Smith loses the front but Martin Cardenas overtakes our French Supersport champion: Lucas therefore remains 11th on the track, before falling…

First since the red lights went out, Jules is still followed by Kenan. The two very strong men in the championship are more than two seconds ahead of PJ Jacobsen in the 5th round. The New Yorker rolls just in front of Zanetti, but is passed before starting the 6th lap.

Author of the fastest lap in the race, "Julo" could not outrun Kenan. 10 laps from the end, the Turk even attacked the French at the entrance to the final chicane but the n ° 54 ZX-6R was slightly off course, came out less strong and regained its second place behind the n ° 16 F3..

Sofuoglu unleashes a new attack in the left double of "Rivazza" and this time keeps control of the race. The duel is really launched between the leader of the championship and his great rival who, until then, was unlucky (two breakages in four races …).

Housed in the asp of the howling Ninja, the growling F3 is not able to take the reins of the race in the winding. The quarter of a second which separates "Julo" from Kenan is not enough to attempt an attack on the brakes … With five laps from the end, the Turk doubles his lead, then extends it to seven tenths the following lap.

Zanetti is dropped after more than six seconds but will surely be delighted to find the podium in front of his audience and on his MV Agusta! Jacobsen and his Kawasaki n ° 99 are eight seconds behind the leading duo, Faccani and his Kawa ‘n ° 5 are ten seconds behind.

In front, Cluzel continues to attack and hope! He also signs the fastest lap in the race on the penultimate lap and finds himself less than a quarter of a second from n ° 54 … Climbing two lengths behind Kenan, Jules enters the chicane too hard " Alta variant "and loses contact, definitely.

Kenan Sofuoglu celebrates his victory in Supersport with a masterful rear wheel but the n ° 54 joins the parc fermé much more wisely and does not hide his emotion during his interview: his seven week old son is struggling to survive and he is longing to find him…

The two official MV Agusta complete "their" Italian podium, to the delight of the tifosis. In the general classification, Sofuoglu increases his lead: he has 25 points more than Jacobsen, 35 more than Cluzel and Smith.

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