For the second time in the 2013 World Supersport Championship, Sam Lowes piloted his Yaknich Motorsport Yamaha YZF-R6 to a win. The win arrived for the 23-year-old points leader at Monza in Italy Sunday following a last-lap pass on three riders.
Joining Lowes on the podium was Intermoto Ponyexpress Kawasaki’s Florian Marino and Pata Honda World Supersport’s Lorenzo Zanetti, respectively.
Lowes got quickly a small margin on the chasing pack to cross the line in 1st place ahead of Marino, Zanetti and Riccardo Russo (Puccetti Racing Kawasaki) after passing all three riders at the chicane after the fourth turn.
Kev Coghlan (DMC-Racing Kawasaki) put up an outstanding battle throughout all 10 laps, and finished fifth.
Reigning Champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki) lost the front at turn eight during the fourth lap of the race, while he was on the lead. Team mate Fabien Foret didn’t take part to the race after being involved in the multiple crash at turn one that brought to a third red flag – and eventually led to the decision of postponing the Supersport race after World Superbike race 2.
Similar misfortune for “Rookie” Michael van Der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport) who – like Foret’s – is currently undergoing medical checks.
2013 Monza World Supersport Results:
1. Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport) Yamaha YZF R6 18’09.799
Yamaha MT-09SP + Mike Magrann of punk band Channel 3
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Yamaha have now brought to the USA the SP version of their mighty MT-09. Although Yamaha has had SP versions of some of its models for a while now, this is the first time we’ve had the SP version of this model. Nic de Sena had a chance to ride it and tells us about the changes to the MT-09 SP and why it’s worth the extra coin.
Regular listeners and readers of our various publications know our Editor Don Williams, however it is less likely that you know he is a major fan of independent live music, especially around the Los Angeles area. This week Don chats with Mike Magrann, lead singer of the punk band, Channel 3. Mike is a musician and a motorcycle guy too.
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