2013 Phillip Island World Supersport QP1 Results: Lowes lays down the law

Sam Lowes was over a second faster than second-placed Kenan Sofuoglu. While drops of rain threatened, riders were able to put in respectable laps while Kenan Sofuoglu posted a 1'33.664. Lowes, however, set about beating Joan Lascorz's outright record by recording a blistering 1'32.545 lap that gives him provisional pole and a considerable psychological advantage. In third place was an unexpected MV Augusta with Robbie Rolfo on the back of it, while Michael Van Der Mark filled the last provisional front row spot. Fabien Foret spent the majority of the session in his garage, emerging eventually to go 12th fastest.


1. Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 1'32.545
2. Kenan Sofuoglu (MAHI Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.664
3. Roberto Rolfo (ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse) MV Agusta F3 675 1'34.081
4. Michael Vd Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport) Honda CBR600RR 1'34.106
5. Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto) Honda CBR600RR 1'34.143
6. Andrea Antonelli (Team Goeleven) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.359
7. Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport) Honda CBR600RR 1'34.465
8. Massimo Roccoli (Team Pata by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 1'34.466
9. Kev Coghlan (Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini Team) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.484
10. Christian Iddon (ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse) MV Agusta F3 675 1'34.551
11. Vladimir Ivanov (Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini Team) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.580
12. Fabien Foret (MAHI Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'34.676
13. Balazs Nemeth (Complus SMS Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'34.677
14. Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'34.778
15. Kevin Curtain (Yamaha Racing Team) Yamaha YZF R6 1'34.789
16. Fabio Menghi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1'34.852
17. Alex Baldolini (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1'34.874
18. Josh Hook (Team Honda Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1'34.944
19. David Linortner (Team Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1'35.091
20. Mathew Scholtz (Suriano Racing Team) Suzuki GSX-R600 1'35.102
21. Roberto Tamburini (Suriano Racing Team) Suzuki GSX-R600 1'35.138
22. Luca Marconi (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1'35.330
23. Dino Lombardi (Pata by Martini Team) Yamaha YZF R6 1'35.333
24. Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'35.337
25. Matt Davies (Team Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1'35.380
26. Luca Salvadori (Team Pata by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 1'35.566
27. Mitchell Carr (AARK Racing) Triumph 675 R 1'36.285
28. Nacho Calero Perez (Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1'36.293
29. Alex Schacht (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1'36.762
30. Luca Scassa (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'37.030
31. Eduard Blokhin (Rivamoto) Honda CBR600RR 1'38.674
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Looks like PTR fell from being competitive when they let Lowes go to Yamaha.........

...and look at how quickly Rolfo and team have been able to get the new MV Augusta triple near the front for a lap! Nice work, and so 2013 begins.
Hey, can anyone plz enlighten me re the lack of any 848's out there? Do the rules leave them out of competitiveness or is it more a function of something else that they are absent?

the rules prevent the 848 from entering the series twins can be max 750cc

I heard Van der Mark took a tumble? Nothing serious I hope?

Kevin Curtain - Wow - that's a name I wasn't expecting to see in a World Championship listings again!!
I'm guessing it's a one-off, but great to see the old boy still up for it