Sofuoglu penalty hands victory to Lowes

Indeed, Sofuoglu always stood to benefit in the race after his erstwhile closest challenger Jules Cluzel crashed out of second place on lap three, the pole sitter losing the front of his PTR Honda at turn 14.

Behind the contentious top five battle, Ronan Quarmby got the better of Vittorio Iannuzzo after a race-long battle for sixth position, while Jed Metcher consolidated his strong qualifying performance to cross the line in eighth as the top Yamaha rider.

Making impressive gains in only his second World Supersport race, Gabor Talmacsi was ninth, while Josh Day completed his first top ten finish of the season on the GoEleven Kawasaki.

A race of high attrition, just 16 riders finished on the lead lap, with Romain Lanusse, Luca Marconi, Raffaele de Rosa, Fabio Menghi and Roberto Tamburini making up the remaining point scorers.

Elsewhere, there was disappointment for Misano podium winner Alex Baldolini, who saw his perfect scoring record ended by a fall, while Andrea Antonelli also suffered a spectacular crash from his Bike Service Yamaha.

The race had to be restarted after original start saw Mathew Scholtz fail to get off the line, the unsighted South African proceeding to be collected at considerable speed Yves Polzer. Though Scholtz was able to walk away, Polzer has been taken to the medical centre for checks.

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July 01, 2012 3:19 PM

An absolutely unbelievable course of action from Sofuoglu !! At those speeds it borders on deadly, he was lucky to get away with the penalty he got, disgraceful. Sure he may have had a reason to be annoyed with Foret that we didnt see, but he needs to lose the monumental chip off his shoulder and realise there is a time and a place for putting things right and its not and the end of the back straight ! *****.

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