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).
|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|