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Final 2010 WSS Championship standings
3 October 2010
The grid may have been thin at times and it was clear from the outset who would emerge as the only realistic title contenders, but the 2010 World Supersport Championship has once again served up some enthralling races.
New champion Kenan Sofuoglu, Eugene Laverty and also Joan Lascorz before his accident threw up some outstanding performances that were a class above the competition.
In the end, consistency won out over raw speed as Sofuoglu's three wins and impeccable podium record was enough to see off Laverty's eight wins and single DNF, the Irishman finishing up as bridesmaid for a second season in a row.
Nonetheless, with Laverty confirmed as heading to Yamaha in World Superbikes next year, and Lascorz apparently also heading in that direction, as well as Sofuoglu pitching for Moto2, the gulf they leave behind will be massive.
Indeed, no other rider got close in 2010, though that doesn't mean to say their performances were any less worthy.
Chaz Davies deserves a special mention for his incredible performances on the Triumph Daytona 675, a bike that clearly didn't have the performance of the top Hondas and Kawasakis. Nonetheless, the Welshman was a three-time podium winner, finished all but two races inside the top five and should have overhauled the absent Lascorz for third were it not for his Imola heartbreak.
He was also well clear – 54 points – of his nearest rival, that of Michele Pirro, who led a tight fight for fifth with just 16 points covering five riders. In the end, the Italian's fortuitous win at Imola saw him sneak ahead of Triumph's David Salom on count-back after they both finished on the same points. One point further back, Robbin Harms was seventh in his first season as a rider-manager, while Massimo Roccoli rather luckily edged Gino Rea – second across the line in Germany - for eighth after the Briton failed the score in the final three races.
As mentioned, however, the Supersport grid suffered from a lack of entries at times, though interestingly wild-cards ensured there would be 38 riders on the final points' table – one more than 2009.
Perhaps the more telling statistic, however, is that – whether through injury, wild-cards or financial woes -, just managed a complete season in 2010.
With the top three set for pastures new in 2011, the Supersport series has some serious thinking to do over the winter…Final 2010 World Supersport Championship rider standings 1. Kenan Sofuoglu
Ten Kate Honda 263 points2. Eugene Laverty
Parkalgar Honda 2523. Joan Lascorz
Motocard Kawasaki 1684. Chaz Davies
BE1 Triumph 1535. Michele Pirro
Ten Kate Honda 996. David Salom
BE1 Triumph 997. Robbin Harms
Harms Benjan Honda 988. Massimo Roccoli
Intermoto Honda 849. Gino Rea
Intermoto Honda 8310. Katsuaki Fujiwara
Motocard Kawasaki 8111. Matthieu Lagrive
BE1 Triumph 7012. Miguel Praia
Parkalgar Honda 6613. Fabien Foret
Lorenzini Kawasaki 6514. Roberto Tamburini
Bike Service Yamaha 3215. Broc Parkes
Motocard Kawasaki 2916. Alexander Lundh
Cresto Guide Honda 2417. Jason DiSalvo
BE1 Triumph 2118. Vittorio Iannuzzo
BE1 Triumph 1519. Danilo Dell'Omo
Kuja Honda 1320. Gianluca Vizziello
Verimotor 2000 Honda 1021. Mark Aitchison
Kuja Honda922. Cristiano Migliorati
Puccetti Kawasaki823. Alessio Palumbo
Puccetti Kawasaki 824. Bastien Chesaux
Harms Benjan Honda 825. Sam Lowes
GNS Honda 626. Lance Isaacs
BikeFin SafeSky Honda 527. Axel Maurin
Falcone Yamaha 528. James Westmoreland
CAME Yamaha 529. Florian Marino
Ten Kate Junior Honda 430. Christian Iddon
Cresto Guide Honda 431. Daniel Bukowski
Bogdenka Honda 332. Billy McConnell
CAME Yamaha 333. Andrea Boscoscuro
Kuja Honda 334. Sebastien Charpentier
BE1 Triumph 335. Paola Cazzola
Kuja Honda 336. Imre Toth
Toth Honda 237. Giuseppe Barone
RCGM 2B Yamaha 238. Thomas Holubec
Intermoto Honda 1Final 2010 World Supersport Championship manufacturer standings 1.
Honda 320 points
2. Kawasaki 211
3. Triumph 168
4. Yamaha 37