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WSS Portimao: van der Mark, Sofuoglu pull clear in FP3

Michael van der Mark and Kenan Sofuoglu set the pace in the third and final World Supersport practice session at Portimao.
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Championship leader Michael van der Mark will take the fastest World Supersport lap time of the weekend into qualifying as he and Kenan Sofuoglu established a sizeable advantage over the competition.

Quickest overnight, Sofuoglu quickly improved his best lap time but it was van der Mark that would go even faster, his time of 1min 45.659secs putting him just under a tenth ahead of the MAHI Kawasaki man, who then fell whilst attempting to respond.

Ahead of qualifying, Jules Cluzel was third best but more than half a second off his WSS title rival, while Jack Kennedy and Kev Coghlan rounded out the top five.

Having only made his series return in Misano as part of the revised MV Agusta rider line-up, Massimo Roccoli was sixth best, ahead of Raffaele de Rosa, Lorenzo Zanetti, Marco Bussolotti and PJ Jacobsen.



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