WSS: Lowes beats Sofuoglu to pole

Sam looks to be the man to beat in Assen

Photo: World SBK

Sam Lowes secured his second pole position of the season at Assen this weekend after a mixed start to the weekend.

Reigning World Champion Kenan Sofulogu set the second fastest time of the session, 0.643 seconds off Lowes’ time. Championship leader Fabien Foret failed to set a time on Friday due to his dislike of riding in wet conditions, however he managed to shoot up into third position on the grid, one position ahead of Irish rookie Jack Kennedy who heads the second row. 
ParkinGo MV Augusta rider Roberto Rolfo set the fifth fastest time of session ahead of Luca Scassa in 6th. 
Local rider Michael Vd Mark, who is lying in second in the world championship standings failed to keep up his fast pace from Friday and will start the race from 11th position, in the middle of the fourth row. 
Results below:

1. Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 1’38.375
2. Kenan Sofuoglu (MAHI Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’39.018
3. Fabien Foret (MAHI Racing Team India) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’39.266
4. Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto) Honda CBR600RR 1’39.350
5. Roberto Rolfo (ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse) MV Agusta F3 675 1’39.445
6. Luca Scassa (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’39.544
7. Vladimir Leonov (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 1’39.552
8. Florian Marino (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’39.661
9. Vladimir Ivanov (Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini Team) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’39.740
10. Andrea Antonelli (Team Goeleven) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’39.815
11. Michael Vd Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport) Honda CBR600RR 1’39.835
12. Christian Iddon (ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse) MV Agusta F3 675 1’39.928
13. Gabor Talmacsi (Prorace) Honda CBR600RR 1’39.982
14. Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport) Honda CBR600RR 1’39.988
15. Massimo Roccoli (Team Pata by Martini) Yamaha YZF R6 1’40.009
16. Kev Coghlan (Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini Team) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’40.086
17. Riccardo Russo (Puccetti Racing Kawasaki) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1’40.286
18. Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1’40.413
19. Alex Baldolini (Team Lorini) Honda CBR600RR 1’40.440
20. Mathew Scholtz (Suriano Racing Team) Suzuki GSX-R600 1’40.505
21. Sheridan Morais (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1’40.903
22. Kevin Van Leuven (United Gebben Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1’40.920
23. Alex Schacht (Racing Team Toth) Honda CBR600RR 1’41.094
24. Luca Marconi (PTR Honda) Honda CBR600RR 1’41.106
25. Roberto Tamburini (Suriano Racing Team) Suzuki GSX-R600 1’41.188
26. David Linortner (Team Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1’41.554
27. Nacho Calero Perez (Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1’41.746
28. Dino Lombardi (Pata by Martini Team) Yamaha YZF R6 1’41.885
29. Balazs Nemeth (Complus SMS Racing) Honda CBR600RR 1’41.887
30. Mitchell Carr (AARK Racing) Triumph 675 R 1’42.451
31. Matt Davies (Team Honda PTR) Honda CBR600RR 1’43.810
32. Yves Polzer (Team MRC Austria) Honda CBR600RR 1’44.048
33. Fabio Menghi (VFT Racing) Yamaha YZF R6 1’44.087
34. Eduard Blokhin (Rivamoto) Honda CBR600RR 1’45.626
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