2016 Donington World Supersport FP2 Results: Gino Rea On Top

Gino Rea fended off Randy Krummenacher and Kenan Sofuoglu to head onto tomorrow's Superpole two on top. Krummenacher put in a late lap to steal second place from Sofuoglu who was quickest for most of the session until Luke Stapleford and then Rea deposed the champion. Stapleford, 2015 British Supersport champion, ended the session fourth quickest. 

Jules Cluzel ended Friday thirteenth quickest, behind Superpole one favourites Alex Baldolini and Roberto Rolfo.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 4 G. REA MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.082   241,1
2 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.119 0.037 238,9
3 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.131 0.049 242,7
4 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'31.160 0.078 242,7
5 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 1'31.336 0.254 246,0
6 86 A. BADOVINI Honda CBR600RR 1'31.584 0.502 238,4
7 55 I. MIKHALCHIK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.669 0.587 241,6
8 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'31.674 0.592 240,0
9 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.682 0.600 243,2
10 69 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'31.801 0.719 238,4
11 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'31.980 0.898 237,9
12 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.065 0.983 241,1
13 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.119 1.037 241,1
14 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.214 1.132 241,6
15 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.303 1.221 238,9
16 61 A. ZACCONE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'32.465 1.383 240,0
17 89 A. IRWIN Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.600 1.518 239,5
18 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'32.723 1.641 238,9
19 41 A. WAGNER MV Agusta F3 675 1'32.750 1.668 242,2
20 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 1'32.809 1.727 238,9
21 47 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.000 1.918 242,7
22 96 J. ORELLANA Honda CBR600RR 1'33.027 1.945 235,8
23 23 C. TANGRE Suzuki GSX-R600 1'33.183 2.101 238,4
24 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.314 2.232 243,2
25 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 1'33.853 2.771 234,8
26 77 K. RYDE MV Agusta F3 675 1'33.903 2.821 233,3
27 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.236 3.154 239,5
28 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'34.386 3.304 236,3
29 12 C. GOBBI Yamaha YZF R6 1'34.442 3.360 236,3
30 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.788 3.706 237,9
31 6 D. STIRPE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.898 3.816 238,4
32 68 G. SCOTT Honda CBR600RR 1'35.223 4.141 238,9

 

Round Number: 
7
2016
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Comments

Brilliant, Luke Stapleford on the Triumph just 0,078 seconds off the fastest time! (First I even thought just 0,029 secs, but now I see it's gap to previous.) So nice to see that ultra-slender Daytona 675 right up there again! I hope he can stay at the front throughout the weekend! Secretly hoping that Triumph will be tempted back with a factory-supported effort...

What puzzles me though: Stapleford's Triumph looks to be the old model with exhaust in the tail! Is that really the previous (pre-2013) model Daytona?? That would be extra surprising, because the current one has a different engine which has a bigger bore/shorter stroke (76,0 x 49,6 mm instead of the previous 74,0 x 52,3). That engine surely must have more potential..? Have I missed something here?

Just because the bike is running a pre-2013 exhaust, doesnt mean it cant be running the 2016 spec motor. It could be a 2016 bike with the underseat exhaust as it may make more power or torque, or even just to help keep the noise down for UK tracks. Or it could be his 2013 bike with an upgraded engine.

Race bikes from people with a tight budget tend to be a bit mix and match when it comes to spec, depending on what parts they have lying around after a crash 

Wow, his bike has that much top end?  I thought that the Kawaski and Yamahas always made more power.  Maybe he's getting a monster drive down the front straight.  wink