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WSS: Sofuoglu beats Laverty to pole

Kenan Sofuoglu sends out a warning signal that he intends to win the World Supersport title with a win as he dominates qualifying.
Kenan Sofuoglu will start the 2010 World Supersport title decider from pole position at Magny-Cours after dominating proceedings during second qualifying.

The Turk quickly surpassed Katsuaki Fujiwara's provisional pole sitting effort during the Q2 session, Sofuoglu getting his best time down to 1min 41.372secs to command a comfortable advantage over title rival Eugene Laverty.

The Irishman, who is on the wrong end of a 16 point deficit heading into the race, starts alongside after sneaking ahead of Fujiwara, though he remained half a second slower than his nemesis.

Twelve months on from recording a popular win with Joan Lascorz, Kawasaki enjoyed a strong qualifying session as they locked out positions three to five in the order of Katsuaki Fujiwara, Fabien Foret and Broc Parkes, the former two riders having set their best times in Q1.

David Salom was another call on his Q1 time as he qualified a strong sixth, ahead of Imola winner Michele Pirro, Massimo Roccoli and Gino Rea, the British rider suffering a fall but sneaking into the top ten nonetheless. Mark Aitchison will start in tenth.

Chaz Davies, who will be confirmed as finishing fourth in his first full season as a World Supersport rider this weekend, will start in 12th.




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DRAGON - Unregistered

October 03, 2010 5:49 AM

You are talking always reasons! bla bla bla!... What about Cal last year? He was in Yamaha. OK. guys Laverty deserves respect while Kenan should have the same so please check your thoughts and put some reality. Anyway, it doesn't matter for me if it is satellite or manufacturer team or how many wins or loses? The all reality and valid thing is points. That' a all. If a rider wins a title twice like Kenan than he need more espect. Laverty will lose it twice but he deserves respect too.

olcay - Unregistered

October 02, 2010 8:29 PM

Billy, Should a rider on a satellite team perceive his title rivals as "kebap" (if he is a Turk) or "roast-beef" (if he is Spanish like Lascorz)?. Not to mention their nationality they are all "humans" first and deserve to be treated like that.



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