2011 Magny-Cours World Supersport Race Result: Late Charge Secures Victory

Results and summary of the World Supersport race at Magny-Cours:

Luca Scassa has taken victory in convincing fashion at Magny-Cours, winning his third race of the season and the first since the Donington round back in March. With Chaz Davies crossing the line in 6th, finishing ahead of Fabien Foret, Davies wrapped up the 2011 World Supersport title a race early, taking a 37-point lead into the final race at Portimao.

Kawasaki's Broc Parkes got the jump when the lights went out, taking off from the start and building a comfortable lead early. Behind Parkes, Luca Scassa set off in hot pursuit, with Massimo Roccoli and Chaz Davies close behind. Davies was soon up to 3rd, when Roccoli's engine let go, leaving a trail of oily smoke behind him. The Yamahas had company from Sam Lowes, the Parkalgar Honda rider making his way past Scassa and then Davies.

With Parkes gone and Lowes ahead, the pair of Yamahas were clearly under strict instructions. Scassa sat on his teammate's tail, defending against attack from behind. Now flying in formation, the Yamahas started to close back on Lowes as the Parkalgar Honda man edged closer to the leader Parkes. Once they reached the young Englishman, Scassa started to get edgy, clearly confident he had the beating of the riders ahead. The waiting was for signs of Fabien Foret, and once it became clear that Foret was not in a position to threaten Davies' championship, Scassa passed his teammate and took off to chase Lowes.

That did not take long, Scassa passing Lowes with ease on lap 17 and going on to chase Parkes. The Australian was starting to slow up dramatically, as tire wear took its toll, and two laps later Scassa was in the lead and pulling away. The Italian went on to take a comfortable victory, with Lowes passing Parkes to take 2nd on the penultimate lap. 

After allowing his teammate past, Davies took the conservative route to the championship, lapping carefully and consistently, but much slower than the riders behind. He would eventually be passed by David Salom and James Ellison, but finishing ahead of Fabien Foret was more than enough to clinch the title. Davies' 6th place finish was not a reflection of the dominance he has displayed for a large part of the season, but it got the job done. Davies now heads to Portimao as the new-crowned 2011 World Supersport champion.

Results

Pos No. Rider Country Bike Diff
1 9 L. SCASSA ITA Yamaha YZF R6  
2 11 S. LOWES GBR Honda CBR600RR 1.582
3 23 B. PARKES AUS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.749
4 44 D. SALOM ESP Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.826
5 77 J. ELLISON GBR Honda CBR600RR 2.384
6 7 C. DAVIES GBR Yamaha YZF R6 5.212
7 22 R. TAMBURINI ITA Yamaha YZF R6 9.755
8 99 F. FORET FRA Honda CBR600RR 11.268
9 21 F. MARINO FRA Honda CBR600RR 18.290
10 34 R. QUARMBY RSA Triumph Daytona 675 26.735
11 38 B. NEMETH HUN Honda CBR600RR 38.714
12 31 V. IANNUZZO ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 39.412
13 117 M. PRAIA POR Honda CBR600RR 39.711
14 5 A. LUNDH SWE Honda CBR600RR 39.927
15 15 L. BULLE FRA Yamaha YZF R6 42.537
16 69 O. JEZEK CZE Honda CBR600RR 46.457
17 28 P. SZKOPEK POL Honda CBR600RR 47.029
18 17 P. VOSTAREK CZE Honda CBR600RR 48.143
19 125 D. MARRANCONE ITA Yamaha YZF R6 51.348
20 10 I. TOTH HUN Honda CBR600RR 1'06.402
21 25 M. JERMAN SLO Triumph Daytona 675 1'11.567
22 4 G. REA GBR Honda CBR600RR 1'36.545
23 45 C. CAZACU ROU Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
24 27 T. CAIANI SUI Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
25 24 E. BLOKHIN RUS Yamaha YZF R6 1 Lap
26 73 O. POZDNEEV RUS Yamaha YZF R6 1 Lap
27 70 P. PEKKANEN FIN Triumph Daytona 675 1 Lap
28 91 D. DELL'OMO ITA Triumph Daytona 675 4 Laps
29 8 B. CHESAUX SUI Honda CBR600RR 8 Laps
30 55 M. ROCCOLI ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 18 Laps

 

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