2013 World SupersportFor the fifth time of the 2013 World Supersport Championship, Yakhnich Yamaha’s Sam Lowes was victorious. His latest victory arrived at the Nurburgring in Germany, round 10 of 2013 WSS.Following his eighth pole, Lowes didn’t get off the line too well. But he piloted his YZF-R6 to the take the lead on lap three, building a comfortable lead over championship rival, Kawasaki’s Kenan Sofuoglu. After Sofuoglu crashed out, Lowes was no longer challenged and took his fifth win of 2013 World Supersport.
Sofuoglu’s teammate Fabien Foret finished second, with Kev Coghlan DMC-Lorenzini Kawasaki’s Kev Coghlan taking third, his maiden podium.Lowes now has 185 points, 54 ahead of Sofuoglu with four races remaining.Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport) says: “I would just like to say I don’t like to win a race like that, Kenan was pushing hard and I didn’t want to see him crash. Even after what has happened after the last few races I like battling with him. “I want to win this championship a lot but I don’t want it to hinge on a mistake by him. Racing is racing; I knew that if I stuck to my pace it would be hard for him. I saw the gap get a little bit bigger, then he pushed on and made a mistake. I want to thank my team who gave me a fantastic bike today and thank you to Yamaha for helping out as well. It’s been a great weekend, hopefully I can carry that on for the next few races.”
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