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PJ Jacobsen's second win in three races was not enough to stop Kenan Sofuoglu claiming his fourth World Supersport world championship at Magny-Cours.

The young American did what was required at his end, speeding away from the Turkish rider in the final five laps for a comfortable win in drying conditions for only his second 25-point haul of his world championship career.

However, the praise will be rightly leveled at Sofuoglu, who opted not to pursue Jacobsen at the close of the race and instead settled for second to ensure his championship lead is more than 25 points with just one race remaining.

Local rider Lucas Mahias came home a distant third to collect his maiden world championship podium in a race that was stopped and shortened to eleven laps because of a second oil spill of the day.

The result could have been better for Sofuoglu had Kevin Manfredi's CBR600 Honda not expired three laps into the first race. Taking place in conditions that were far from dry, the title leader sped clear of Jacobsen and Kevin Wahr, the German delighting in the hair conditions.

With a lengthy stoppage and a reduced race announced, riders took to the grid for the second time in the places that they held as the red flag was shown.

Jacobsen soon made it known that Sofuoglu wouldn't be able to repeat his exploits of earlier in the day, speeding to an early advantage with Mahias maintaining their pace in third.

Twice Sofuoglu attempted a move at the Adelaide hairpin before getting it right at the third time of asking on lap four. Then the champion-in-waiting was showing all of the manic late-braking aggression that has become synonymous with his name but despite his best efforts Jacobsen would not be dropped.

By mid-distance Mahias was out of contention and Jacobsen made a forceful move at the Imola hairpin to assume control five laps from the flag. Although initially sticking with the American, Sofuoglu soon coasted to the flag, losing a knee slider at turn twelve along the way.

Behind Mahias Lorenzo Zanetti headed a tight scrap for fourth that included Kyle Smith, Wahr and Gino Rea. The Londoner fell after nearly collecting the rear of Zanetti's MV Agusta at Adelaide hairpin but remounted to finish seventh.

Martin Cardenas came home eight, a place ahead of Christian Gamarino while Marco Faccani rounded out the top ten.


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