Sam Lowes wins and extends his Championship lead

Sunday, 1 September 2013 13:37 GMT
Sam Lowes wins and extends his Championship lead

Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) has scored probably the most important win of the season so far, as he crossed the line a lonely first at the Nurburgring , while main rival for the World Supersport title Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki) was out of contention from Lap 10, after crashing out of the second turn.

Lowes didn't get the best start off pole, but in just two laps he was able to make his way back onto the lead, though unable to pull away at first from the reigning Champion. Once Sofuoglu pulled out of the race, his team mate Fabien Foret was unable to keep the pace of the Brit, so for the points leader it was only a matter of maintaining the gap up to the finish line. Lowes is now 54 points ahead of Sofuoglu in the standings, and could be crowned champion already after the Turkish rider's home round scheduled for September 15th.

Kev Coghlan (DMC-Lorenzini Kawasaki) made an impressive recovery throughout the last part of the race to get his maiden WSS podium finish of his career, after getting the better of Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport) in the closing stages. Vladimir Leonov (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha), on the other hand, was in third place when he suffered a technical problem during the fifteenth lap.

Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport) did a competitive second part of the race and climbed up to fifth ahead of Riccardo Russo (Puccetti Racing Kawasaki), Roberto Tamburini (Team Lorini Honda) and Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto Honda).