2014 Portimao World Supersport Results | Van der Mark Extends Lead

2014 Portimao World Supersport Results | Van der Mark Extends Lead

Pata Honda’s Michael van der Mark at Portimao

2014 Portimao World Supersport Results

For the fourth time in the 2014 World Supersport Championship, Pata Honda’s Michal van der Mark claimed victory.

The 21-year-old Dutch rider’s latest win arrived at Portugal’s Portimao circuit that hosted round eight of WSS. Van der Mark was joined on the podium by CIA Insurance Honda’s Jack Kennedy and MAHI Racing Team India Kawasaki’s Kenan Sofuoglu.

Starting from second on the grid behind Sofuoglu, who earned his 19th World Supersport pole at Portimao, Van der Mark piloted his CBR600RR into the lead on lap six of a scheduled 18. He remained in the lead until a red flag were waved on the 13th lap due to rain, and the race was decided.

Rounding out the top five were Raffaele de Rosa aboard the other CIA Insurance Honda, PJ Jacobsen (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) and Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport Team), respectively.

Except for a crash at the season opener at Phillip Island, Van der Mark has finished second or better at all races.

With his main championship rival, Jules Cluzel, failing to finish at Portimao, Van der Mark now has a 53-point lead.

The World Supersport series now takes an extended nine-week break over the summer months, returning to Jerez in Spain September 5-7. However, work doesn’t end for Van der Mark; both Pata Honda riders will travel to Japan this week to test for Honda in preparation for the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hour race which takes place July 27.

2014 Portimao World Supersport Results:

1   Michael van der Mark 21m15.438s NED HONDA Pata Honda World Supersport Team
2   Jack Kennedy +1.649s IRL HONDA CIA Insurance Honda
3   Kenan Sofuoglu +1.961s TUR KAWASAKI MAHI Racing Team India
4   Raffaele De Rosa +8.042s ITA HONDA Core PTR Honda
5   Patrick Jacobson +8.095s USA KAWASAKI Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres
6   Lorenzo Zanetti +8.538s ITA HONDA Pata Honda World Supersport Team
7   Kev Coghlan +11.045s GBR YAMAHA DMC Panavto-Yamaha
8   Florian Marino +11.847s FRA KAWASAKI Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres
9   Roberto Rolfo +12.624s ITA KAWASAKI Team GO Eleven
10   Massimo Roccoli +15.448s ITA MV MV Agusta Reparto Corse

2014 World Supersport Point Standings:

1   Michael van der Mark 160 pts NED HONDA Pata Honda World Supersport Team
2   Jules Cluzel 107 pts FRA MV MV Agusta RC
3   Florian Marino 93 pts FRA KAWASAKI Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres
4   Kenan Sofuoglu 83 pts TUR KAWASAKI MAHI Racing Team India
5   Lorenzo Zanetti 80 pts ITA HONDA Pata Honda World Supersport Team
6   Kenan Sofuoglu 77 pts TUR KAWASAKI MAHI Racing Team India
7   Patrick Jacobson 67 pts USA KAWASAKI Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres
8   Raffaele De Rosa 67 pts ITA HONDA Core PTR Honda
9   Roberto Rolfo 62 pts ITA KAWASAKI Team GO Eleven
10   Roberto Tamburini 48 pts ITA KAWASAKI San Carlo Puccetti Racing

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