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Kenan Sofuoglu has stormed to a fifth World Supersport crown with victory at Jerez after his title rival Randy Krummenacher slides off early on to hand his team-mate the crown.

The Turkish star bolted to the front over the opening laps but knowing anything higher than ninth place would hand him the title even if Krummenacher won he eased off to drop to third and look to apply pressure on his Puccetti Racing Kawasaki team-mate with Niki Tuuli in close company in second.

However, the event decided itself at the start of lap four when Krummenacher slipped off at turn one which effectively handed Sofuoglu the title regardless of his finishing position.

As a result, Sofuoglu became involved in an intense battle with standout wildcard Tuuli for the race win as the pair traded places during the middle third of the race.

Their battle allowed Kyle Smith to bridge the gap to join the battle for the lead but Sofuoglu demonstrated his class by easing away with five laps to go to take a sixth win of the season and with a fifth world title.

With Tuuli having to settle for a third consecutive runner-up finish on the Kallio Racing Yamaha, Smith secured third place for CIA Landlords Insurance Honda.

Ten Kate Honda's PJ Jacobsen claimed fourth place having endured a relatively lonely race having eased clear of Axel Bassani and Jules Cluzel.

Illya Mikhalchik held of Ayrton Badovini for seventh place ahead of Christoffer Bergman as Lorenzo Zanetti, standing in for the injured Gino Rea, completed the top ten finishers.



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