2009 Imola World Supersport Race Result - Red-Flagged Two-Parter Shakes Up Title Chase

Results of the World Supersport race at Imola:

Kenan Sofuoglu was the surprise winner of the World Supersport race at Imola, after race and championship leader Crutchlow crashed out with just a couple of laps to go. The race was run in two parts, Joan Lascorz' engine blow up causing the first race to be red-flagged after 10 laps. At the time, Lascorz had been leading Cal Crutchlow and Kenan Sofuoglu, with Eugene Laverty unable to match the pace of the front runners. 

At the second start, Laverty got away early, but was soon swamped by Kenan Sofuoglu and Cal Crutchlow. Crutchlow continued his dominance of the weekend by chasing down Sofuoglu, then passing him and escaping. The young Briton looked to be cruising comfortably to victory before losing the front at Acqua Minerale and crashing out. Sofuoglu then just put his head down and took an easy win, Laverty holding off a charging Fabien Foret to take 2nd, while Foret was lucky not to get taken by Andrew Pitt and an impressive Chaz Davies on his first outing on the Triumph. Davies' strong result in the second part of the race pushed the Triumph rider up to 4th overall.

Crutchlow's crash allows Laverty to close right up in the championship, with just 2 points separating the Yamaha rider and the Parkalgar Honda man.

Pos No. Rider Country Bike Diff
1 54 K. Sofuoglu TUR Honda CBR600RR  
2 50 E. Laverty IRL Honda CBR600RR 5.372
3 99 F. Foret FRA Yamaha YZF R6 6.450
4 23 C. Davies GBR Triumph Daytona 675 15.847
5 24 G. McCoy AUS Triumph Daytona 675 15.944
6 1 A. Pitt AUS Honda CBR600RR 16.001
7 21 K. Fujiwara JPN Kawasaki ZX-6R 27.097
8 13 A. West AUS Honda CBR600RR 27.835
9 117 M. Praia POR Honda CBR600RR 32.846
10 9 D. Dell'Omo ITA Honda CBR600RR 33.315
11 51 M. Pirro ITA Yamaha YZF R6 33.576
12 33 C. Migliorati ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 44.958
13 199 O. Four FRA Honda CBR600RR 59.645
14 77 B. Veneman NED Honda CBR600RR 1'06.270
15 40 F. Gentile ITA Honda CBR600RR 1'14.735
16 28 A. Vos NED Honda CBR600RR 1'18.933
17 34 E. Russo ITA Yamaha YZF R6 1'25.012
RET 35 C. Crutchlow GBR Yamaha YZF R6 3 Laps
RET 26 J. Lascorz ESP Kawasaki ZX-6R 9 Laps
RET 5 T. Pradita INA Yamaha YZF R6 9 Laps
RET 47 L. Pedersoli ITA Triumph Daytona 675 11 Laps
RET 55 M. Roccoli ITA Honda CBR600RR 13 Laps
RET 22 R. Muresan ROU Triumph Daytona 675 15 Laps
RET 16 S. Lowes GBR Honda CBR600RR 17 Laps
RET 25 M. Laverty GBR Honda CBR600RR 18 Laps
RET 8 M. Aitchison AUS Honda CBR600RR  
NS 30 J. Günther GER Honda CBR600RR  
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