Cluzel dominates for popular home win

However, Linfoot's fortunes would turn around just moments after the race had finished when race direction determined Sofuoglu to be at fault for the collision and subsequently handed down a 25 second penalty. As such, Linfoot was promoted back to third, with Sofuoglu fourth.

Ignored amidst the drama going on just ahead of him, Foret's fifth place means Lowes overtakes him for third in the overall standings.

Elsewhere, Alex Baldolini picked up a strong sixth place for Suriano Triumph, while Mathew Scholtz saved his best until last to score a season's-best of seventh aboard the second of the Bogdanka-backed PTR bikes.

Andrea Antonelli finished as the top Yamaha rider in eighth place, ahead of Gabor Talmacsi and Jed Metcher, while Linfoot's team-mate Florian Marino, Balazs Nemeth, Imre Toth, Sheridan Morais and Massimo Roccoli picked up the final points between 11th and 15th.

Pole sitter Broc Parkes, meanwhile, led into the first corner but would drop back quickly before taking a trip to the pit lane.

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Power of Dreams - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 1:38 PM
Last Edited 1690 days ago

Sofuoglu does it again!! thank god justice was served...cant believe a champion rides in that manner he should be banned from participating next year!! Well done to Honda too. 8 manufacterer titles in the last decade. The CBR600RR is a missile in SSP! GO HONDA!


October 07, 2012 1:52 PM

Good call by the WSBK stewards! I enjoy good, close, aggressive racing but this guy needs a ban of some sort, you can't just ride into other riders or punch/head but them. Personally a year ban might just sort this guy out. I have absolutely no respect for the guy... dirty rider! Well done Dan on 3rd fully deserved & well done Sam on 3rd in the championship should have had more points.

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