2010 Silverstone World Supersport Race Result: Dramatic Last Lap Gives Deserved Victory

Results and summary of the restarted World Supersport race at Silverstone:

Eugene Laverty took victory in the World Supersport race at Silverstone, the Parkalgar Honda rider winning a close duel that lasted for the second half of the race over Ten Kate Honda's Kenan Sofuoglu. 

Laverty got a strong start in the restarted race behind Intermoto Czech's Gino Rea, diving past the young Londoner at Maggots to take the lead. Rea settled in behind Laverty, and the pair got a comfortable gap over the chasing group, consisting of Sofuoglu, ParkinGO Triumph's Chaz Davies and Benjan Racing's Robbin Harms. Sofuoglu took two laps to get past Harms, then put the hammer down to catch Laverty and Rea, a task which took him another five.

At the halfway mark, Sofuoglu was with Rea, and then straight past on the back straight into Stowe. The young Turk then took another couple of laps to close the gap which had opened up to Laverty. Once with the Irishman, Sofuoglu started to press forward, and the pair indulged in a couple of laps of fairing-banging passes, swapping places several times. Laverty then waved Sofuoglu through on lap 11, deciding to sit on the tail of the Ten Kate Honda, and study Sofuoglu's lines.

Laverty kept his powder dry until the last lap, staying glued to the the Turk's tail until he took his chance at Abbey. Sofuoglu crept back on to Laverty's tail, but his challenge fell short when he ran wide at Brooklands, attacking when he was not quite close enough to make it stick. Laverty closes the championship gap to 17 points with the victory, but with 3 races to go, deposing Sofuoglu will be difficult. Gino Rea crossed the line in 3rd, taking his first podium since being promoted to the World Supersport class earlier this year.

The World Supersport race was the second attempt at running the race. The first attempt had been red-flagged after a first-corner incident in the first race involving Joan Lascorz and Roberto Tamburini (see separate story).

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Country Bike Diff
1 50 E. Laverty IRL Honda CBR600RR  
2 54 K. Sofuoglu TUR Honda CBR600RR 0.220
3 4 G. Rea GBR Honda CBR600RR 12.451
4 7 C. Davies GBR Triumph Daytona 675 13.683
5 127 R. Harms DEN Honda CBR600RR 13.839
6 117 M. Praia POR Honda CBR600RR 15.699
7 14 M. Lagrive FRA Triumph Daytona 675 16.709
8 25 D. Salom ESP Triumph Daytona 675 17.593
9 55 M. Roccoli ITA Honda CBR600RR 22.837
10 11 S. Lowes GBR Honda CBR600RR 23.092
11 3 J. Westmoreland GBR Yamaha YZF R6 31.189
12 99 F. Foret FRA Kawasaki ZX-6R 32.562
13 17 B. McConnell AUS Yamaha YZF R6 37.623
14 31 V. Iannuzzo ITA Triumph Daytona 675 40.614
15 37 K. Fujiwara JPN Kawasaki ZX-6R 40.762
16 8 B. Chesaux SUI Honda CBR600RR 54.686
17 21 C. Iddon GBR Honda CBR600RR 55.198
18 34 R. Quarmby RSA Honda CBR600RR 58.957
19 9 D. Dell'Omo ITA Honda CBR600RR 1'11.342
20 12 I. Lowry GBR Yamaha YZF R6 1'11.723
21 36 M. Hunt GBR Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.475
22 18 M. Aitchison AUS Honda CBR600RR 1'41.788
23 10 I. Toth HUN Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
RET 110 J. Tinmouth GBR Honda CBR600RR 7 Laps
RET 29 A. Lowes GBR Yamaha YZF R6  
NS 44 R. Tamburini ITA Yamaha YZF R6  
NS 26 J. Lascorz ESP Kawasaki ZX-6R  
Round Number: 
10
2010
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