2014 Jerez World Supersport Race Results: Potential Title Fight

The World Supersport race was a fight for a potential title over nineteen laps with the fastest non-contender relegated to a pit lane start.

The three contenders for the title, Michael Van Der Mark, Jules Cluzel and Florian Marino lined up in first, third and tenth on the grid, but this didn't matter as the start put Van Der Mark in seventh after a few corners while Marino led with Cluzel spearing through to fourth.

While Kenan Sofuoglu was setting fastest laps at the back of the field, Florian Marino was joined by Jules Cluzel and Michael van der Mark by the seventh lap, wasting no time in turning the race at the front a fight to keep the championship alive. PJ Jacobsen and Jack Kennedy were right behind the front three, keeping the fight alive.

At the midway point, the fight between the top three resembled a last lap scrap and it didn't let off until the penultimate lap.

After an uncountable number of overtakes, from the sensible to the three-wide sublime, Jules Cluzel pushed past Michael van der Mark for second place, but saw an opportunity to pass Florian Marino as well, but it was an impossible corner and he lost front grip, forcing Marino to avoid him as van der Mark met no resistance and finally had a gap to manage. PJ Jacobsen followed van der Mark through and kept Florian Marino behind him.

Michael van der Mark won the race and the title, succeeding Sam Lowes as 2014 World Superbike champion.

PJ Jacobsen took his second podium of the season and Florian Marino passed Jules Cluzel for second place in the championship. Jack Kennedy finished a convincing fourth.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 60 M. VD MARK Honda CBR600RR   1'45.156 245,7
2 99 P. JACOBSEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.363 1'45.225 245,7
3 21 F. MARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.508 1'45.338 245,1
4 4 J. KENNEDY Honda CBR600RR 0.960 1'45.303 245,1
5 88 K. COGHLAN Yamaha YZF R6 2.951 1'45.388 247,3
6 26 L. ZANETTI Honda CBR600RR 4.639 1'45.169 247,9
7 44 R. ROLFO Kawasaki ZX-6R 5.860 1'45.517 244,0
8 14 R. WILAIROT Honda CBR600RR 6.460 1'45.106 243,5
9 10 A. NOCCO Kawasaki ZX-6R 10.477 1'45.271 245,7
10 5 R. TAMBURINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 10.875 1'45.250 245,7
11 6 D. SCHMITTER Yamaha YZF R6 16.916 1'45.732 246,2
12 65 V. LEONOV Honda CBR600RR 18.066 1'45.478 242,9
13 54 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 19.253 1'44.849 242,9
14 53 V. DEBISE Honda CBR600RR 20.916 1'45.952 244,0
15 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 23.624 1'45.818 245,1
16 57 F. CASAS Yamaha YZF R6 28.001 1'46.448 240,3
17 61 F. MENGHI Yamaha YZF R6 28.392 1'45.982 243,5
18 9 T. COVEÑA Kawasaki ZX-6R 44.443 1'46.940 242,9
19 24 M. BUSSOLOTTI Honda CBR600RR 47.116 1'46.900 240,3
20 64 M. DAVIES Honda CBR600RR 1'05.177 1'48.469 239,7
21 161 A. IVANOV Yamaha YZF R6 1'05.265 1'48.178 242,9
22 7 N. CALERO Honda CBR600RR 1'05.737 1'48.298 241,9
RET 87 L. MARCONI Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap 1'45.818 245,1
RET 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 2 Laps 1'44.958 246,8
RET 155 M. ROCCOLI MV Agusta F3 675 4 Laps 1'45.924 239,7
RET 35 R. DE ROSA Honda CBR600RR 9 Laps 1'45.502 244,0

 

Round Number: 
9
2014
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Comments

Awesome supersport race, was good to see PJ get gifted with 2nd, but he was right up there with the guys in front so he deserved a podium.

You only get the points you're there for at the end of the race.