Results and summary of the World Supersport race at Miller Motorsports Park:
Ten Kate Honda's Kenan Sofuoglu took a relatively simple victory in a typically uneventful World Supersport race at Miller. Sofuoglu got away early from the start, but Eugene Laverty soon dived past and into the lead. Laverty got the merest hint of a gap, before being closed down by Sofuoglu once again. The Irishman held off Sofuoglu for three laps, the two men swapping places several times, before the Ten Kate rider made a pass stick, and started to drop the Parkalgar Honda man.
The race was just about run by then. In the last few laps, Sofuoglu's pace dropped off and Laverty and Motocard.com Kawasaki's Joan Lascorz started to close, but were never near enough to threaten, Lascorz having the best shot at improving his position, but despite just about catching Laverty, he could not get close enough to pass.
Behind the podium men, a much closer battle unfolded for 4th. Chaz Davies, Michele Pirro, Katsuaki Fujiwara, Robin Harms, Gino Rea and David Salom slugged it out for the entire race, though in the end, only Salom could actually make passes stick, and climb up to 7th. But even then, despite the closeness of the group, few passes were attempted, and even fewer could actually be made to stick.
With another processional race on the books, the World Supersport class is losing much of the excitement that it once had, and certainly no longer deserves the honorific "ax murderers class". With so few regular riders, and the front of the field dominated by a few bikes with very high levels of electronics, something will have to be done to bring back some of former glory to World Supersport.
|1||54||K. Sofuoglu||TUR||Honda CBR600RR|
|2||50||E. Laverty||IRL||Honda CBR600RR||1.028|
|3||26||J. Lascorz||ESP||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1.673|
|4||7||C. Davies||GBR||Triumph Daytona 675||13.209|
|5||51||M. Pirro||ITA||Honda CBR600RR||14.209|
|6||37||K. Fujiwara||JPN||Kawasaki ZX-6R||14.386|
|7||25||D. Salom||ESP||Triumph Daytona 675||14.603|
|8||127||R. Harms||DEN||Honda CBR600RR||20.582|
|9||4||G. Rea||GBR||Honda CBR600RR||22.895|
|10||99||F. Foret||FRA||Kawasaki ZX-6R||27.100|
|11||40||J. DiSalvo||USA||Triumph Daytona 675||27.211|
|12||14||M. Lagrive||FRA||Triumph Daytona 675||28.293|
|13||55||M. Roccoli||ITA||Honda CBR600RR||28.393|
|14||117||M. Praia||POR||Honda CBR600RR||41.986|
|15||5||A. Lundh||SWE||Honda CBR600RR||48.402|
|16||46||T. Odom||USA||Honda CBR600RR||48.689|
|17||8||B. Chesaux||SUI||Honda CBR600RR||1'12.283|
|18||86||J. Farrell||USA||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'56.115|
|RET||13||M. Paris||USA||Yamaha YZF R6||12 Laps|