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2012 World Supersport

Spoiler Alert: 2012 World Supersport results from Phillip Island, Australia, listed below

Last year’s World Supersport Champion, Kenan Sofuoglu, began the 2012 season in the best possible way – taking a win.

The Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini ZX-6R of Turkey began the opening round of WSS at Phillip Island, Australia, with a controlled pace, but began to show his dominance, passing three riders on one lap to take the lead.

This was Sofuoglu’s 18-th World Supersport win, and his first on a Kawasaki. The Turkish rider finished the 15-lap event 0.078 of a second ahead of Kawasaki Intermoto Step Racing’s Fabien Foret. Take the final podium position was Ten Kate Racing Honda’s Broc Parkes, who started from the pole.

Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki ZX-6R Supersport) says: “I was actually very nervous before the start because last time I won a race was a year and a half ago, so I am really happy. This was my first time racing with Kawasaki and I did not expect that the first weekend we would be so strong.

“My bike was working well and it has proved that my decision to come back to WSS with Kawasaki was a good one, because I have a really good bike. I have seen this the last few years and I believe this bike can make me World Champion again.

“I am happy to be back in this class. Everybody had tire problems of some kind and I was afraid of what might happen at the end of the race, so I waited and then I took the chance to go into the lead. I made a bit of a gap and I really did not know that Foret was so close behind me on the last lap, so I was pleased to see the flag.”

2012 World Supersport, Phillip Island Results:
1. Kenan Sofuoglu 24m08.13s TUR KAWASAKI Kawasaki Deltafin Lorenzini
2. Fabien Foret +0.078s FRA KAWASAKI Kawasaki Intermoto Step
3. Broc Parkes +2.038s AUS HONDA Ten Kate Honda
4. Jules Cluzel +2.113s FRA HONDA PTR Honda
5. Sam Lowes +4.955s GBR HONDA Bogdanka PTR Honda
6. Sheridan Morais +6.812s RSA KAWASAKI Kawasaki Deltafin Lorenzini
7. Ronan Quarmby +11.592s RSA HONDA PTR Honda
8. Alex Baldolini +16.761s ITA TRIUMPH Power Team by Suriano
9. Vittorio Iannuzzo +18.098s ITA TRIUMPH Power Team by Suriano
10. Lukas Pesek +18.425s CZE HONDA Prorace
11. Jed Metcher +19.227s AUS YAMAHA Rivamoto
12. Joshua Day +24.412s USA KAWASAKI Team GOELEVEN
13. Luca Marconi +28.808s ITA YAMAHA VFT Racing
14. Mathew Scholtz +28.915s RSA HONDA Bogdanka PTR Honda
15. Fabio Menghi +29.128s ITA YAMAHA VFT Racing
16. Andrea Antonelli +31.719s ITA HONDA Team Lorini
17. Martin Jessopp +36.812s GBR HONDA PTR Honda
18. Imre Toth +40.102s HUN HONDA Racing Team Toth
19. Romain Lanusse +40.788s FRA KAWASAKI Kawasaki Intermoto Step
20. Dino Lombardi +44.040s ITA YAMAHA Team PATA by Martini
21. Balazs Nemeth +48.573s HUN HONDA Racing Team Toth
22. Yves Polzer +1’05.387s AUT YAMAHA Team MRC Austria
23. Thomas Caiani +1’20.489s SUI HONDA Kuja Racing
24. Ondrej Jezek DNF – 3 Laps CZE HONDA SMS Racing
25. Roberto Tamburini DNF – 8 Laps ITA HONDA Team Lorini
26. Massimo Roccoli DNF – 12 Laps ITA YAMAHA Bike Service by WTR Ten 10
27. Pawel Szkopek DNF POL HONDA Bogdanka PTR Honda
28. Vladimir Leonov DNF RUS YAMAHA Yakhnich Motorsport

2012 World Supersport Championship Standings:
1. Kenan Sofuoglu 25 pts TUR KAWASAKI Kawasaki Deltafin Lorenzini
2. Fabien Foret 20 pts FRA KAWASAKI Kawasaki Intermoto Step
3. Broc Parkes 16 pts AUS HONDA Ten Kate Honda
4. Jules Cluzel 13 pts FRA HONDA PTR Honda
5. Sam Lowes 11 pts GBR HONDA Bogdanka PTR Honda
6. Sheridan Morais 10 pts RSA KAWASAKI Kawasaki Deltafin Lorenzini
7. Ronan Quarmby 9 pts RSA HONDA PTR Honda
8. Alex Baldolini 8 pts ITA TRIUMPH Power Team by Suriano
9. Vittorio Iannuzzo 7 pts ITA TRIUMPH Power Team by Suriano
10. Lukas Pesek 6 pts CZE HONDA Prorace
11. Jed Metcher 5 pts AUS YAMAHA Rivamoto
12. Joshua Day 4 pts USA KAWASAKI Team GOELEVEN
13. Luca Marconi 3 pts ITA YAMAHA VFT Racing
14. Mathew Scholtz 2 pts RSA HONDA Bogdanka PTR Honda
15. Fabio Menghi 1 pts ITA YAMAHA VFT Racing
16. Yves Polzer 0 pts AUT YAMAHA Team MRC Austria
17. Thomas Caiani 0 pts SUI HONDA Kuja Racing
18. Romain Lanusse 0 pts FRA KAWASAKI Kawasaki Intermoto Step
19. Martin Jessopp 0 pts GBR HONDA PTR Honda
20. Imre Toth 0 pts HUN HONDA Racing Team Toth
21. Dino Lombardi 0 pts ITA YAMAHA Team PATA by Martini
22. Balazs Nemeth 0 pts HUN HONDA Racing Team Toth
23. Andrea Antonelli 0 pts ITA HONDA Team Lorini