2016 Misano World Supersport Race Results: The Sun Comes Out

The last World Supersport race before the summer break, the smaller bikes not racing at Laguna Seca in July, was at a colder Misano but the threat of rain had gone.

The three riders at the front, Federico Caricasulo, Kenan Sofuoglu and PJ Jacobsen, jostled for position in the first two turns and came out in the order they qualified with Randy Krummenacher, Jules Cluzel and Christian Gamarino scrapping behind them, Cluzel having got a very quick start. A few turns in, Gamarino and Cluzel touched as Gamarino braked to avoid ploughing into Krummenacher, Gamarino lifting Cluzel's front wheel up as both bikes were leaned over.

Cluzel somehow didn't crash and recovered in eleventh place. On the second lap, as Caricasulo tried to tease out a gap at the front, Jacobsen took second place from Sofuoglu. A couple of laps later, Caricasulo had a visible gap, but five laps in, Jacobsen and Sofuoglu had closed in on the Italian rookie, and the front three started to break away from ESS rider Alessandro Zaccone and Randy Krummenacher.

On the seventh lap, the front three were over two seconds clear of what had become a seven-bike battle for fourth place. A few laps later, Krummenacher and Gino Rea broke free from that group and set about making their own two-bike pack three seconds behind Jacobsen, Caricasulo and Sofuoglu.

Briefly, it looked like Jacobsen and Caricasulo were breaking away from Sofuoflu, but one lap later, he was back with them and looking for a way past Caricasulo. The front three concertinaed with Jacobsen sliding the rear cleanly, Caricasulo sliding the rear messily and Sofuoglu neatly keeping both wheels in line.

Six laps to go, Jacobsen had a second lead over the two bikes behind, but Sofuoglu messed up a corner and gave Caricasulo enough of a breather to try to close on the American in front. Sofuoglu regrouped and, as Caricasulo fluffed turn 13, he went past and showed the youngster how to do it, closing down Jacobsen's Honda tenth by tenth. Caricasulo took advantage of the pace and set the fastest lap of the race, Honda's 100th in the class, on lap sixteen.

On the penultimate lap, Sofuoglu found a gap and pried it open enough to get through and take Jacobsen's corner exit. A lap later, ever the student, Caricasulo copied the exact same move and the three charged to the flag.

No more passes were possible and Kenan Sofuoglu took another victory, ahead of Federico Caricasulo and PJ Jacobsen.

Celebrating both Ramadan and a race win, Sofuoglu still bemoaned his mid-race performance, citing the rising temperature as a problem. Gino Rea took fourth place from Randy Krummenacher, jumping two places in the title chase to fourth, inadvertently helping Sofuoglu to increase his lead at the head of the championship to forty points from Randy Krummenacher and fifty-four from PJ Jacobsen. Jules Cluzel, having fought back to eighth place, crashed out halfway through the race and lost fourth place in the championship to Rea.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R   1'39.056 238,9 1'38.154 233,3
2 64 F. CARICASULO Honda CBR600RR 0.545 1'38.968 239,5 1'38.097 241,6
3 2 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR600RR 0.920 1'39.113 241,1 1'38.600 237,4
4 4 G. REA MV Agusta F3 675 7.166 1'39.407 238,4 1'39.661 234,8
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-6R 8.449 1'39.523 237,4 1'38.654 232,3
6 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 17.850 1'39.682 239,5 1'39.796 234,3
7 25 A. BALDOLINI MV Agusta F3 675 18.353 1'39.666 240,5 1'39.535 229,8
8 47 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 18.461 1'39.529 241,6 1'39.988 235,3
9 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 18.644 1'39.630 240,5 1'39.556 235,3
10 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 20.156 1'39.786 234,3 1'39.688 234,3
11 6 D. STIRPE Kawasaki ZX-6R 31.509 1'39.817 241,6 1'39.891 231,3
12 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 32.517 1'39.833 236,8 1'39.847 236,3
13 34 K. MANFREDI Suzuki GSX-R600 33.591 1'40.501 235,8 1'46.834 198,5
14 99 L. MORCIANO Kawasaki ZX-6R 34.468 1'40.625 240,0 1'39.947 234,8
15 41 A. WAGNER MV Agusta F3 675 34.541 1'40.566 234,8 1'41.001 231,3
16 19 K. WAHR Honda CBR600RR 38.788 1'40.915 232,8 1'41.103 229,8
17 55 I. MIKHALCHIK Kawasaki ZX-6R 41.810 1'40.017 236,8 1'39.450 230,3
18 57 I. DIONISI MV Agusta F3 675 44.426 1'40.955 233,8 1'40.280 227,8
19 88 N. TEROL MV Agusta F3 675 45.671 1'40.756 236,8 1'40.596 229,8
20 12 C. GOBBI Yamaha YZF R6 45.962 1'40.923 237,9 1'40.110 231,8
21 127 L. BRIGNOLI Kawasaki ZX-6R 47.024 1'40.637 238,9 1'40.705 235,8
22 23 C. TANGRE Suzuki GSX-R600 56.112 1'41.255 232,3 1'41.374 230,3
23 77 K. RYDE MV Agusta F3 675 1'02.781 1'41.454 234,8 1'42.780 224,1
24 50 B. ORTT Honda CBR600RR 1'30.411 1'42.986 231,8 1'42.908 225,0
25 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.745 1'41.830 229,8 1'42.928 229,3
26 96 J. ORELLANA Honda CBR600RR 2 Laps 1'42.958 232,3 1'41.843 230,3
RET 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1 Lap    
RET 11 C. GAMARINO Kawasaki ZX-6R 6 Laps    
RET 61 A. ZACCONE Kawasaki ZX-6R 13    
RET 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 8 Laps    
RET 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 9 Laps    
RET 86 A. BADOVINI Honda CBR600RR 11 Laps    
RET 16 J. CLUZEL MV Agusta F3 675 11 Laps    
RET 35 S. HILL Honda CBR600RR 14 Laps    
RET 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 16 Laps    
RET 82 L. CIPICIANI Honda CBR600RR      

 

Round Number: 
8
2016
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