Race direction has confirmed the World Supersport Championship result will stand after Yakhnich Motorsport submitted a protest against Sam Lowes's title rival Kenan Sofuoglu for 'irregular riding'.

Sofuoglu and Lowes were involved in last lap fracas at Silverstone after the latter overtook his rival at the beginning of the Arena complex, before Sofuoglu responded with a lunge of his own through the tight left hander leading onto the back straight.

Ensuing contact would subsequently see Lowes fall from his bike, while Sofuoglu stayed upright to continue on to his third win of the season. Though Lowes would remount in time to finish in second place, Sofuoglu has reduced Lowes's lead in the standings to 29 points.

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As a result, Yakhnich submitted a protest against Sofuoglu for his move on Lowes, but after reviewing video footage from the incident, race direction decided against any sanctions.

"The Stewards Panel decided not to uphold the appeal following a review of the video evidence. The Steards confirmed the decision of Race Direction"

UPDATE: Fan footage of the incident can be seen below...