2016 Phillip Island World Supersport Test Day 2: Sofuoglu Seizes Control

Kenan Sofuoglu has taken the World Supersport class by the scruff of the neck again, the reigning world champion dominating both morning and afternoon sessions of practice to pull out a lead of over two thirds of a second over the rest of the field. The MV Agustas showed solid pace on the second day, Lorenzo Zanetti setting a time in the afternoon to beat the lap set by teammate Jules Cluzel in the morning. Randy Krummenacher demonstrated he is right on the pace as a rookie, the former Moto2 rider just behind Cluzel, though over eight tenths off the pace of his Kawasaki teammate Sofuoglu. 

German rider Kevin Wahr has also had a good test, ending the second day in fifth spot, nine tenths behind Sofuoglu. Alex Baldolini put the MV Agusta into sixth, just ahead of the Honda of PJ Jacobsen, and two more MV Agustas of Gino Rea and Nico Terol. Kyle Ryde rounds out the top ten, and is the first Yamaha of the field.

The weather looked more kindly on the World Supersport field on Tuesday, but sessions were still interrupted by occasional rain showers. Times were fractionally slower on Tuesday than they had been on Monday. At the top is the combined times from both sessions, with the times set in the morning and afternoon underneath:

Tuesday overall times:

Pos No Rider Bike TIme Diff Prev Session
1 1 K. Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.33.786     FP4
2 87 L. Zanetti MV Agusta F3 675 1.34.455 0.669 0.669 FP4
3 16 J. Cluzel MV Agusta F3 675 1.34.606 0.820 0.151 FP3
4 21 R. Krummenacher Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.34.615 0.829 0.009 FP4
5 19 K. Wahr Honda CBR600RR 1.34.693 0.907 0.078 FP4
6 25 A. Baldolini MV Agusta F3 675 1.34.730 0.944 0.037 FP4
7 2 P. Jacobsen Honda CBR600RR 1.34.792 1.006 0.062 FP4
8 4 G. Rea MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.005 1.219 0.213 FP4
9 88 N. Terol MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.178 1.392 0.173 FP4
10 77 K. Ryde Yamaha YZF R6 1.35.247 1.461 0.069 FP3
11 111 K. Smith Honda CBR600RR 1.35.308 1.522 0.061 FP4
12 69 O. Jezek Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.35.457 1.671 0.149 FP3
13 13 A. West Yamaha YZF R6 1.35.570 1.784 0.113 FP4
14 78 H. Okubo Honda CBR600RR 1.35.590 1.804 0.020 FP4
15 41 A. Wagner MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.613 1.827 0.023 FP4
16 11 C. Gamarino Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.35.670 1.884 0.057 FP4
17 63 Z. Khairuddin Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.35.671 1.885 0.001 FP4
18 44 R. Rolfo MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.694 1.908 0.023 FP3
19 81 L. Stapleford Honda CBR600RR 1.35.966 2.180 0.272 FP4
20 64 F. Caricasulo Honda CBR600RR 1.36.052 2.266 0.086 FP4
21 68 G. Scott Honda CBR600RR 1.36.177 2.391 0.125 FP4
22 5 M. Levy Yamaha YZF R6 1.36.704 2.918 0.527 FP4
23 10 N. Calero Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.37.021 3.235 0.317 FP4
24 48 A. Phillis Honda CBR600RR 1.37.042 3.256 0.021 FP4
25 30 K. Burns Suzuki GSX-R600 1.37.295 3.509 0.253 FP4
26 35 S. Hill Honda CBR600RR 1.38.009 4.223 0.714 FP4
27 83 L. Epis Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.39.313 5.527 1.304 FP3

Tuesday FP3 times:

Pos No Rider Bike TIme Diff Prev
1 1 K. Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.34.436    
2 16 J. Cluzel MV Agusta F3 675 1.34.606 0.170 0.170
3 19 K. Wahr Honda CBR600RR 1.34.700 0.264 0.094
4 21 R. Krummenacher Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.34.817 0.381 0.117
5 2 P. Jacobsen Honda CBR600RR 1.35.116 0.680 0.299
6 77 K. Ryde Yamaha YZF R6 1.35.247 0.811 0.131
7 87 L. Zanetti MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.329 0.893 0.082
8 25 A. Baldolini MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.340 0.904 0.011
9 88 N. Terol MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.352 0.916 0.012
10 69 O. Jezek Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.35.457 1.021 0.105
11 111 K. Smith Honda CBR600RR 1.35.653 1.217 0.196
12 44 R. Rolfo MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.694 1.258 0.041
13 13 A. West Yamaha YZF R6 1.36.034 1.598 0.340
14 63 Z. Khairuddin Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.36.151 1.715 0.117
15 4 G. Rea MV Agusta F3 675 1.36.215 1.779 0.064
16 68 G. Scott Honda CBR600RR 1.36.281 1.845 0.066
17 11 C. Gamarino Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.36.373 1.937 0.092
18 64 F. Caricasulo Honda CBR600RR 1.36.382 1.946 0.009
19 81 L. Stapleford Honda CBR600RR 1.36.390 1.954 0.008
20 78 H. Okubo Honda CBR600RR 1.36.502 2.066 0.112
21 5 M. Levy Yamaha YZF R6 1.36.769 2.333 0.267
22 10 N. Calero Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.37.441 3.005 0.672
23 30 K. Burns Suzuki GSX-R600 1.37.737 3.301 0.296
24 48 A. Phillis Honda CBR600RR 1.37.746 3.310 0.009
25 35 S. Hill Honda CBR600RR 1.38.517 4.081 0.771
26 83 L. Epis Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.39.313 4.877 0.796

Tuesday FP4 times:

Pos No Rider Bike TIme Diff Prev
1 1 K. Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.33.786    
2 87 L. Zanetti MV Agusta F3 675 1.34.455 0.669 0.669
3 21 R. Krummenacher Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.34.615 0.829 0.160
4 19 K. Wahr Honda CBR600RR 1.34.693 0.907 0.078
5 25 A. Baldolini MV Agusta F3 675 1.34.730 0.944 0.037
6 2 P. Jacobsen Honda CBR600RR 1.34.792 1.006 0.062
7 4 G. Rea MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.005 1.219 0.213
8 16 J. Cluzel MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.015 1.229 0.010
9 88 N. Terol MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.178 1.392 0.163
10 111 K. Smith Honda CBR600RR 1.35.308 1.522 0.130
11 13 A. West Yamaha YZF R6 1.35.570 1.784 0.262
12 78 H. Okubo Honda CBR600RR 1.35.590 1.804 0.020
13 41 A. Wagner MV Agusta F3 675 1.35.613 1.827 0.023
14 11 C. Gamarino Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.35.670 1.884 0.057
15 63 Z. Khairuddin Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.35.671 1.885 0.001
16 69 O. Jezek Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.35.783 1.997 0.112
17 77 K. Ryde Yamaha YZF R6 1.35.841 2.055 0.058
18 81 L. Stapleford Honda CBR600RR 1.35.966 2.180 0.125
19 64 F. Caricasulo Honda CBR600RR 1.36.052 2.266 0.086
20 44 R. Rolfo MV Agusta F3 675 1.36.172 2.386 0.120
21 68 G. Scott Honda CBR600RR 1.36.177 2.391 0.005
22 5 M. Levy Yamaha YZF R6 1.36.704 2.918 0.527
23 10 N. Calero Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.37.021 3.235 0.317
24 48 A. Phillis Honda CBR600RR 1.37.042 3.256 0.021
25 30 K. Burns Suzuki GSX-R600 1.37.295 3.509 0.253
26 35 S. Hill Honda CBR600RR 1.38.009 4.223 0.714
27 83 L. Epis Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.39.513 5.727 1.504

 

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