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FIM Supersport World Championship
Donington Park, England
May 23, 2014
Free Practice Two Results (all on Pirelli tires):
1. Kenan SOFUOGLU, Turkey (Kawasaki ZX-6R), 1:31.196
2. Michael VD MARK, Netherlands (Honda CBR600RR), 1:31.313
3. Kev COGHLAN, UK (Yamaha YZF-R6), 1:31.340
4. Florian MARINO, France (Kawasaki ZX-6R), 1:31.568
5. Lorenzo ZANETTI, Italy (Honda CBR600RR), 1:31.658
6. PJ JACOBSEN, USA (Kawasaki ZX-6R), 1:31.669
7. Jack KENNEDY, Ireland (Honda CBR600RR), 1:31.870
8. Roberto TAMBURINI, Italy (Kawasaki ZX-6R), 1:31.934
9. Raffaele DE ROSA, Italy (Honda CBR600RR), 1:32.033
10. Jules CLUZEL, France (MV Agusta F3 675), 1:32.204
More, from a press release issued by Dorna WSBK:
Former World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Team India Kawasaki) narrowly took the number one position in the combined standings after two close and exciting Supersport sessions at Donington Park today.
With almost everyone in the field improving this afternoon the top eleven riders were covered by a second, giving us the prospect of yet another thrilling encounter on Sunday.
Upon completion of today’s on-track encounters it was Sofuoglu who goes into tomorrow’s next free practice session at the top of the standings after displacing current points leader Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport) and Britain’s Kev Coghlan (DMC-Panavto Yamaha) in the closing minutes.
4th overall went to Florian Marino (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres), with Imola winner Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) and PJ Jacobsen (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) completing the top six.
Jack Kennedy (CIA Insurance Honda) survived a high speed grass tracking moment to finish 7th.
British wildcard rider Sam Hornsey (Anvil Hire TAG Triumph) was 17th while World Supersport regular Fraser Rogers continued to struggle with the Complus SMS Honda as he ended the day 22nd overall.
Christian Gamarino (Go Eleven Kawasaki) tumbled this morning and didn’t take part this afternoon. The Italian should be back on track tomorrow.