Kenan Sofuoglu leads the title chase by twenty points from Jules Cluzel going into this fourteen lap race.
Press releases from the teams and series organizers after qualifying at Sepang:
World Supersport Qualifying brought a few surprises inclusing an interesting tactical play borrowed from Marc Marquez.
Jules Cluzel, when faced with a complete dry session and a working bike, was quickest ahead of PJ Jacobsen and Kenan Sofuoglu finally beating Lorenzo Zanetti's Friday morning time.
Press releases after the first day of practice at Sepang:
Rain at Sepang meant that nobody was able to go as quickly as this morning, leaving Lorenzo Zanetti with the quickest overall time, but PJ Jacobsen was quickest in the wet, over a second and a half ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu and Kyle Smith.
Lorenzo Zanetti leads MV Agusta teammate Jules Cluzel, taking the top spot in the last minute of the session, ahead of PJ Jacobsen and Kyle Smith with championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu over a second back in fifth.
Previews of this weekend's upcoming World Superbike round at Sepang from the series organizers and the teams:
Press releases from the series organizers and the teams after Sunday's races at Misano:
Kenan Sofuoglu leads the championship by 40 points going into this race, with only four rounds left after this weekend, but MV Agusta turned up with a new paint job so who knows how Jules Cluzel's fortune can change?
With PJ Jacobsen being the cat amongst the pigeons of Kenan Sofuoglu and Jules Cluzel, the front row appeared to be easy to predict, even if the order were not.
Press releases after qualifying at Misano from the teams and series organizers:
Enjoying his switch to Honda, PJ Jacobsen hit within four hundredths of a second of the outright fastest lap, ahead of Kenan Sofuoglu and Jules Cluzel. Kyle Smith, Gino Rea and Lorenzo Zanetti all maintain their top-6 pace as the provisional second row.