2012 Philip Island WSS Race - Tight Victory Taken After Race-Long Thriller

Kenan Sofuoglu capped off his return to World Supersport with a win Sunday afternoon in Philip Island. The former world champion and Moto2 star won a thrilling battle with Fabien Foret, Broc Parkes, Jules Cluzel, and Sam Lowes.

Lowes led the opening third of the race before being overtaken by Foret and eventually fading to fifth. Cluzel continued his impressive debut with a fourth-place finish, just missing out on the podium in the final lap.

Pole man Parkes fell to fifth by the end of the first lap and fell a further place by the one-third mark before mounting a charge to finish on the podium as Lowes and Cluzel faded.


Pos No. Rider Country Bike Diff
1 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR Kawasaki ZX-6R  
2 99 F. FORET FRA Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.078
3 23 B. PARKES AUS Honda CBR600RR 2.038
4 16 J. CLUZEL FRA Honda CBR600RR 2.113
5 11 S. LOWES GBR Honda CBR600RR 4.955
6 32 S. MORAIS RSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 6.812
7 34 R. QUARMBY RSA Honda CBR600RR 11.592
8 25 A. BALDOLINI ITA Triumph Daytona 675 16.761
9 31 V. IANNUZZO ITA Triumph Daytona 675 18.098
10 52 L. PESEK CZE Honda CBR600RR 18.425
11 3 J. METCHER AUS Yamaha YZF R6 19.227
12 64 J. DAY USA Kawasaki ZX-6R 24.412
13 87 L. MARCONI ITA Yamaha YZF R6 28.808
14 20 M. SCHOLTZ RSA Honda CBR600RR 28.915
15 61 F. MENGHI ITA Yamaha YZF R6 29.128
16 8 A. ANTONELLI ITA Honda CBR600RR 31.719
17 40 M. JESSOPP GBR Honda CBR600RR 36.812
18 10 I. TOTH HUN Honda CBR600RR 40.102
19 98 R. LANUSSE FRA Kawasaki ZX-6R 40.788
20 13 D. LOMBARDI ITA Yamaha YZF R6 44.040
21 38 B. NEMETH HUN Honda CBR600RR 48.573
22 33 Y. POLZER AUT Yamaha YZF R6 1'05.387
23 27 T. CAIANI SUI Honda CBR600RR 1'20.489
RET 69 O. JEZEK CZE Honda CBR600RR 3 Laps
RET 55 M. ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha YZF R6 12 Laps
RET 65 V. LEONOV RUS Yamaha YZF R6  
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Metcher and Day continue where they left off last season in 600 stock. Great debut in the bigs. Those two will find a podium this season I think.

Does anyone know if SPEED here in the U.S. is going to cover WSS this year? As far as I can tell this race is not going to be aired (normally it is shown on Tuesday afternoons)... errrr

Hopefully this is just this one time.

We already lost World Rally on the Velocity channel (formally HD Theater)... sucks!!