Full World Supersport race results from Donington Park

Sandro Cortese has clinched his second race win of the year with a dominant performance at Donington Park to take the World Supersport championship lead.

The Kallio Racing Yamaha rider made the most of reigning World Supersport champion Lucas Mahias’s poor start by slotting into second behind pole-sitter Jules Cluzel before closing in on the NRT Yamaha rider.

A bold dive up the inside at Turn 8 on lap 7 saw Cortese and Cluzel bash fairings, which Cortese apologised for, as he powered into the lead. With a clear track ahead of him the former world champion found his rhythm in a similar style to his Aragon victory to keep clear of the chasing pack to seal victory.

Cluzel briefly dropped back to third place after running wide at the Old Hairpin to allow Raffaele De Rosa to shoot past but the NRT Yamaha rider regained his composure to retake second place on the penultimate lap, getting up the inside of the MV Agusta rider on the entry into the Fogarty Esses.

With De Rosa having to settle for his third consecutive third place finish, Randy Krummenacher finished a distant fourth place for Bardahl Evan Bros Yamaha after passing defending world champion Mahias on the penultimate lap at the Melbourne Loop.

GRT Yamaha riders finished fifth and sixth respectively with Federico Caricasulo fading towards the end but comfortably ahead of MV Agusta’s Ayrton Badovini. NRT Yamaha’s Thomas Gradinger produced his best result of the year in eight place as Puccetti Kawasaki’s Sheridan Morais – replacing the retired Kenan Sofuoglu – and Andrew Irwin (CIA Landlords Insurance Honda) completed the top ten.

Anthony West took 11th place for EAB Racing Kawasaki ahead of Loris Cresson on the second Kallio Racing Yamaha. Kyle Smith (Team Lorini Honda), Hannes Soomer (Racedays Honda) and Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha) rounded out the points places having seen Luke Stapleford suffer a late race fade to 16th place on his Yamaha race debut for Profile Racing.

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