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Silverstone WSS: Sofuoglu wins after last lap Lowes clash

In the end, the more experienced Foret would get the edge on Coghlan to deny the DMC Lorenzini rider his first WSS podium on home soil, the Scot nonetheless coming away with his best-ever international result in fourth.

Just behind, countryman Iddon would also celebrate his best-ever WSS finish, the British rider capitalising on his front row start to come home fifth, holding off charging team-mate Rolfo aboard the second of the ParkinGO-prepared F3s.

A second further back, Jack Kennedy crossed the line in seventh, holding off Florian Marino, who was forced to recover from being rear-ended by Michael van der Mark on lap six, the Dutchman mis-judging his braking to make contact and run off circuit.

Despite this, the Dutchman would fight back from 23rd to cross the line ninth, with Vladimir Leonov completing the top ten. Of the remaining points-scorers, Lorenzo Zanetti was 11th, ahead of Roberto Tamburini, Luca Scassa, Alex Baldolini and David Salom.



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Yakhnich Motorsport World Supersport rider Vladimir Leonov
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[L-R]: Chaz Davies, Luca Scassa and Gino Rea, Donington Park WSS podium, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
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David Salom, Kawasaki Motocard.com, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Luca Scassa, ParkinGO Yamaha, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Sam Lowes, Parkalgar Honda, WSS 2011, Donington Park [pic credit: Jack Bateson]
Parkes, Scassa, Lowes, Australian WSS Race 2011
Parkes, Scassa, Lowes, Australian WSS Race 2011
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Shrieker

August 04, 2013 7:50 PM

It was a racing incident nothing less nothing more. Sam thought Kenan couldn't pass there and gave no consideration whatsoever if there was a rider up the inside or not. That said, it's the passing rider's responsibility to make it as clean as possible. Kenan probably just wanted to sit Sam up but he was simply not expecting it. Had the roles been reversed Kenan would simply have sat the bike up, experience would've played it's part.

samh

August 04, 2013 5:48 PM

Sofuoglu strikes again! As for this part: "both Lowes and Sofuoglu shrugged the clash off as a racing incident" Lowes certainly didn't see it that way, as he stated in the post race interview that he thought the move was out of order.



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