2012 Nürburgring World Supersport Race Result: Fast Paced Race To The Flag

In a race that would be vital for the championship, a fast pace was set by the race leader, ensuring that there would be few overtakes in the earlier stages, and that the fast men left the slow far behind.

Kenan Sofuoglu led from the beginning and was hounded the entire race by Jules Cluzel, with Sam Lowes, Fabien Foret and Broc Parkes in close attendance. Sofuoglu pushed from the front and set a pace that was hard to follow, yet the PTR Hondas of Cluzel and Lowes kept with him for most of the race, with Cluzel passing Sofuoglu briefly but being unable to hold the lead. Fabien Foret was able to pass both Parkes and Lowes to join Cluzel and Sofuoglu, but Lowes and Foret tangled throughout, eventually leading to Lowes losing the front and crashing out with only four laps remaining. With three laps left, Foret couldn't keep up with the front two men and settled into third place while Sofuoglu broke Cluzel by setting fastest lap after fastest lap to the flag where he won with just over a half a second lead.

With Lowes scrambling to 14th, he lost third place in the title chase to a resurgent Foret, while Kenan Sofuoglu has pretty much assured his third World Supersport title.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 54 SOFUOGLU K Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'00.325  
2 16 CLUZEL J Honda CBR600RR 2'00.272 0.541
3 99 FORET F Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'00.343 6.258
4 23 PARKES B Honda CBR600RR 2'00.721 10.345
5 65 LEONOV V Yamaha YZF R6 2'00.918 17.851
6 25 BALDOLINI A Triumph Daytona 675 2'00.927 18.303
7 14 TALMACSI G Honda CBR600RR 2'01.149 22.366
8 31 IANNUZZO V Triumph Daytona 675 2'01.216 27.230
9 37 LINORTNER D Yamaha YZF R6 2'01.283 33.213
10 34 QUARMBY R Honda CBR600RR 2'01.194 33.526
11 55 ROCCOLI M Yamaha YZF R6 2'01.600 35.932
12 98 LANUSSE R Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'01.918 36.146
13 93 MARINO F Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'01.636 39.446
14 11 LOWES S Honda CBR600RR 2'00.222 41.099
15 8 ANTONELLI A Yamaha YZF R6 2'02.482 47.345
16 3 METCHER J Yamaha YZF R6 2'02.312 47.477
17 117 PRAIA M Honda CBR600RR 2'02.307 47.865
18 38 NEMETH B Honda CBR600RR 2'02.444 48.190
19 13 LOMBARDI D Honda CBR600RR 2'02.642 55.295
20 40 JESSOPP M Honda CBR600RR 2'03.302 1'10.222
21 10 TOTH I Honda CBR600RR 2'02.717 1'10.796
22 2 BOVEE L Yamaha YZF R6 2'01.412 1'22.093
23 125 MARRANCONE D Honda CBR600RR 2'03.545 1'22.437
24 15 HANSEN L Honda CBR600RR 2'03.418 1'25.483
25 33 POLZER Y Yamaha YZF R6 2'05.342 1'46.818
RET 87 MARCONI L Yamaha YZF R6 2'02.208 2 Laps
RET 22 TAMBURINI R Honda CBR600RR 2'01.134 3 Laps
RET 32 MORAIS S Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'01.285 14 Laps
RET 4 LINFOOT D Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'01.589 15 Laps
RET 24 BLOKHIN E Yamaha YZF R6 2'07.255 15 Laps
RET 61 MENGHI F Yamaha YZF R6    
RET 20 SCHOLTZ M Honda CBR600RR    
           

 

Round Number: 
11
2012
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