For the first time in the history of the World Supersport Championship, an American has earned the win. This was after the sole American in 2015 WSS, PJ Jacobsen, piloted his CORE Motorsport Thailand Honda CBR600RR to victory by a mere 0.091 over MV Agusta Reparto Corse’s Jules Cluzel at Sepang International Circuit.Jacobsen, who also earned the pole, and Cluzel battled for the entire 14-lap 2015 Sepang Supersport race at the Malaysian track. Taking the final podium position at 2015 Sepang Supersport was Cluzel’s teammate Lorenzo Zanetti, who finished 3.387 seconds behind Jacobsen.
When the race began, three-time World Supersport Champion and current points leader Kenan Sofuoglu surged to the front aboard his Kawasaki Puccetti Racing ZX-6R Ninja. But he out-braked himself at turn one, and was forced back into seventh. By the end of the opening lap, the Turkish rider was into fifth.By mid race, Sofuoglu was up into third. But as Cluzel and Jacobsen diced up front, Zanetti came from the back and passed Sofuoglu on the final corner to secure the final podium finish of 2015 Sepang Supersport. Sofuoglu had to settle for fourth, and was followed by Pata Honda’s Kyle Smith and Team Lorini’s Roberto Rolfo.Rounding out the top 10 were the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda duo of Martin Cardenas and Gino Rea, Team Go Eleven Kawasaki’s Christian Gamarino and ATK#25 MV Agusta’s Alex Baldolini.After nine of 13 rounds, Sofuoglu contines to lead the World Supersport Championship with 168 points – 13 ahead of Cluzel. Jacobsen is in third, 28 points behind Sofuoglu.The series now breaks for six weeks ahead of round 11 at Jerez in Spain.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!