2016 Thailand Supersport Results

2016 Thailand Supersport Results | Chang WSS
MV Agusta’s Jules Cluzel

The second round of the 2016 World Supersport Championship came down to the last lap between four riders Sunday at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.

A four-way battle between Kawasaki Puccetti Racing’s Kenan Sofuoglu and the rookie Randy Kuremmenacher, Honda World Supersport’s PJ Jacobsen and MV Agusta Reparto Corse’ Jules Cluzel.

On the final lap Cluzel made his way by Jacobsen for the lead, and held it to the checkered flag. When Cluzel passed Jacobsen, the reigning World Supersport Champion Sofuoglu attempted the same, but he contacted Jacobsen. The Turkish rider would make the pass stick, and earn second, 0.812 of a second behind Cluzel. Jacobsen finished third 0.956 of a second back, followed by the man who won the opening WSS round in Phillip Island, Krummenacher.

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda’s Kyle Smith earned fifth, followed by Race Department ATK#25’s Alex Baldolina and the Malaysian rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin on the Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja.

Rounding out the top 10 were Cluzel’s teammate Lorenzo Zanetti, GRT Racing MV Agusta’s Gino Rea, and Team GoEleven Kawasaki’s Ondrej Jezek.

World Supersport says as for last year’s fifth-place rider and wildcard Ratthapong Wilairot, whose brother claimed victory last year also as a wildcard, he showed great pace but unfortunately crashed early in the race and was unable to finish the full count of laps.

Following two rounds, Krummenacher now has 38 points, and is 11 ahead of Jacobsen. CLuzel is in third, 13 points behind. The World Supersport series now breaks for two weeks ahead of Motorland Aragon in Spain.

2016 Thailand World Supersport Results:

# Rider Num Nat. Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Jules Cluzel 16 FRA 25 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta 28’09,359
2 Kenan Sofuoglu 54 TUR 20 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.812
3 Patrick Jacobsen 2 USA 16 Honda WorldSSP Honda +0.956
4 Randy Krummenacher 21 SWI 13 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +1.237
5 Kyle Smith 111 GBR 11 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +3.644
6 Alex Baldolini 25 ITA 10 Race Department ATK#25 MV Agusta +8.846
7 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 63 MAL 9 Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki +11.457
8 Lorenzo Zanetti 87 ITA 8 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +11.692
9 Gino Rea 4 GBR 7 GRT Racing Team MV Agusta +11.720
10 Ondrej Jezek 69 CZE 6 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +20.695
11 Decha Kraisart 24 THA 5 Yamaha Thailand Yamaha +22.087
12 Kevin Wahr 19 GER 4 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda +25.583
13 Glenn Scott 68 AUS 3 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda +26.243
14 Luke Stapleford 81 GBR 2 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +27.193
15 Aiden Wagner 41 AUS 1 GRT Racing Team MV Agusta +31.393
16 Christian Gamarino 11 ITA 0 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +34.357
17 Federico Caricasulo 64 ITA 0 Bardahl Evan Bros. Honda Racing Honda +38.101
18 Roberto Rolfo 44 ITA 0 Team Factory Vamag MV Agusta +40.696
19 Nacho Calero 10 SPA 0 Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki +54.665
20 Hikari Okubo 78 JPN 0 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +1’04.029
21 Stefan Hill 35 GBR 0 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +1’09.167
22 Lachlan Epis 83 AUS 0 Response RE Racing Kawasaki +1’16.349
NC Ratthapong Wilairot 59 THA 0 AP Honda Racing Honda DNF
NC Kyle Ryde 77 GBR 0 Ranieri Med – SC Racing Yamaha DNF
NC Nicolas Terol 88 SPA 0 Schmidt Racing MV Agusta DNF