2019 San Juan Villicum World Supersport Race Result: Sliding, Bashing, Jostling, Racing

Nineteen laps of the windy Argentine track with Randy Krummenacher trying to win the title before the last round by knocking Federico Caricasulo and Jules Cluzel out of mathematical contention.

The race opened with a French one-two-three after Jules Cluzel knocked Ayrton Badovini offline behind Corentin Perolari, letting Lucas Mahias into third place. Kyle Smith was fourth placed ahead of the title fight between Federico Caricasulo and Randy Krummenacher. 

The second lap had the GMT94 pair of Perolari and Cluzel breaking from the Kawasaki of Mahias. As Jules Cluzel took the lead from Corentin Perolari down the straight, Mahias caught them up and set the new lap record. A lap later, Cluzel took the lap record from him. On lap four, Federico Caricasulo tried to get past Kyle Smith into turn one but couldn't get past. He carried on trying and exiting turn seven, he powered down the straight and took fourth place from him. Cluzel set the lap record again. 

Lap five, before CLuzel set the lap record for the third lap in a row, Mahias backed into the corner at the end of the straight, passing Perolari and holding it sideways round the corner. 

Jules Cluzel had over a second of a lead over Lucas Mahias, but right behind him was Federico Caricasulo passing Corentin Perolari, breaking the French dominance over the potential podium places. A lap later, Randy Krummenacher was a second behind Perolari and closing, and Caricasulo dealt with Perolari behind him in the most effective way, by passing Mahias into turn ten to take second place. 

Jules Cluzel was almost three seconds clear in the lead, with Federico Caricasulo, Lucas Mahias, Corentin Perolari, Randy Krummenacher and Isaac Vinales fighting for second behind him as Raffaele De Rosa worked on closing the gap to catch the fight up. 

On lap eleven, right after Lucas Mahias set the lap record, Mahias made a few plays for second place, trying at turn seven, then going too hot into turn eight, but nothing worked. Lap eight saw a few places swapped as Isaac Vinales went wide into turn one and Corentin Perolari tried something on Mahias that cost him a place to Randy Krummenacher. A lap later, Federico Caricasulo overcooked turn one, letting Mahias into second place, and putting himself into a position to be overtaken by Corentin Perolari and, briefly, Isaac. Vinales. 

Lap fifteen had Jules Cluzel over three seconds clear of Lucas Mahias with Randy Krummenacher over a second further back, Krummenacher's gap over fourth place disappeared quickly and it became a five way battle for third place as Raffaele De Rosa caught Krummenacher, Perolari, Caricasulo and Vinales. 

On lap seventeen of nineteen, with Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias comfortably settled into the top two places, chaos arrived in the fight for third place, with Krummenacher going wide into turn one, letting Perolari past and watching Vinales follow and pass Perolari for third place. A lap later, it was Perolari's turn to go wide into turn one, but Krummenacher wasn't close enough to attempt a pass. 

At turn seven, Federico Caricasulo piled into Randy Krummenacher, bashing him out of the way in the kind of hard pass you do when you remember you need to pass someone for a title hope.  Raffaele De Rosa took the gift he was handed and followed Caricasulo past the title leader. 

The last lap started with Jules Cluzel over three seconds clear of Lucas Mahias. Over a second behind them, Isaac Vinales had a clean gap ahead of the fight between Corentin Perolari and Federico Caricasulo with Raffaele De Rosa and Randy Krummenacher behind them. Caricasulo took fourth place into turn eight at the end of the straight, but Perolari grabbed the place back a turn later and held it past the passing place into turn ten. 

Jules Cluzel won without being challenged for fifteen laps ahead of Lucas Mahias and Isaac Vinales. With Federico Caricasulo finishing behind Corentin Perolari and Randy Krummenacher finishing behind Raffaele De Rosa, the championship is far from decided. Jules Cluzel didn't realise his championship hopes were still alive, albeit with an unlikely twenty-two point gap to the lead, until he returned to Parc Fermé. Randy Krummenacher lost two points to Federico Caricasulo and leads the championship by only eight points with one round left to race. 


Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6  
2 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 2.406
3 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 3.473
4 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 5.700
5 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 5.768
6 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 6.331
7 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 7.066
8 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 14.045
9 11 K. SMITH Kawasaki ZX-6R 17.035
10 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 25.822
11 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 30.018
12 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 30.406
13 4 C. STANGE Honda CBR600RR 31.573
14 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 10.380
15 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 48.523
16 95 J. DANILO Honda CBR600RR 55.154
17 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 55.676
18 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 59.314
19 31 D. VALLE Yamaha YZF R6 1'00.064
20 15 A. COPPOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'02.950
21 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'06.204
22 20 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'11.903
23 53 G. SCONZA Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
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Jared, paragraph five. Done

Thanks for the report Jared & all at MotoMatters.