Yakhnich Motorsport one-two in Qualifying 1

Friday, 18 October 2013 13:30 GMT
Yakhnich Motorsport one-two in Qualifying 1

Title-winning team Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha started the final round of the season at Jerez the best possible way by placing its riders in the first two positions at the end of Qualifying 1. 2013 World Supersport Champion Sam Lowes edged team mate Vladimir Leonov in the final stages of the session, to secure first position courtesy of a 1'44.043 lap-time.

Former title holder Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki), who is looking forward to a last race battle with his arch-rival Lowes, was third ahead of Italians Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport), Roberto Rolfo (ParkinGO MV Agusta Corse) and Massimo Roccoli (Team Pata by Martini Yamaha).

Dutch youngster Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport), who fell off his Honda CBR600RR in the early minutes at Turn 3, ended up 7th with a 0.9 seconds gap from the top, followed by Roberto Tamburini (Team Lorini Honda) and Brits Danny Webb (PTR Honda) and Kev Coghlan (DMC-Lorenzini Kawasaki), who had crashes during the session.