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Donington Park WSS win goes to Sofouglu

WSBK Press Release: The sixth round of the 2015 World Supersport championship has been won after 20 hard fought laps by Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), as cooler temperatures descended at Donington Park.
Starting from Pole, the Turk was initially overhauled by rival Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) before regrouping and retaking the lead to win for the fourth time in 2015, extending his championship lead in the process to 45 points. Despite piling on the pressure Cluzel would eventually finish second, taking the lap record in his efforts to chase down the Kawasaki-mounted Sofuoglu.

Kenan Sofuoglu and Jules Cluzel fought tooth and nail at Donington Park. Image courtesy WSBK (editorial use only)

Kenan Sofuoglu and Jules Cluzel fought tooth and nail at Donington Park. Image courtesy WSBK (editorial use only)

17-year old British wildcard Kyle Ryde (Pacedayz European Trackdays) had the huge crowd on their feet with his aggressive riding, the youngster climbing onto the last step of the podium ahead of Lorenzo Zanetti (MV Agusta Reparto Corse). Ryde fought until the end with the hard charging Italian.

PJ Jacobsen (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) finished a lonely fifth ahead of the Profile Racing Triumph duo Luke Stapleford and Sam Hornsey, both wildcard rides at their home track. Gino Rea (CIA Landlords Insurance Honda), Niki Tuuli (Kallio Racing) and Andy Reid (CORE Motorsport Thailand) completed the top ten.

Kyle Smith (Pata Honda World Supersport) and Marco Faccani (San Carlo Pucetti Racing Kawasaki) crashed out of contention, while Kevin Wahr (SMS Racing Honda) and Alex Baldolini (Race Dept. #ATK25) had to pull out of the race to technical problems.

The WSS podium at Donington Park. Image courtesy WSBK (editorial use only)

The WSS podium at Donington Park. Image courtesy WSBK (editorial use only)

WSS Donington Park – Race
1 – Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki Puccetti Racing
2 – Jules Cluzel MV Agusta Reparto Corse +0.891
3 – Kyle Ryde Pacedayz European TrackDays Yamaha +7.968

Standings (6 of 12 rounds completed)
1 – Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki Puccetti Racing – 130
2 – Jules Cluzel MV Agusta Reparto Corse – 85
3 – PJ Jacobsen Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres – 79

© Dorna WSBK Organization Srl, 2015 Photos and content courtesy of Dorna WSBK Organization Srl for media use only.

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