Marino claims Dutch WSS pole

Saturday, 26 April 2014 14:48 GMT

First career Pole Position for Florian.

Florian Marino (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) will start tomorrow’s 3rd round of the World Supersport championship after grabbing his career first World Supersport pole position at Assen this afternoon.

With spots of rain falling in the final 15 minutes few riders would improve over their times set earlier meaning Marino remained on the top spot courtesy of a 1.38.106s lap time despite a valiant attempt from local rider Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport) who was unfortunately held up by a slower rider on what could have been a pole position lap.

Joining Marino and van der Mark on the front row for tomorrow’s 18 lap race will be Aragon winner Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Team India Kawasaki) who despite posting personal best sectors in the first part of the lap was unable to maintain his pace in the final two but still managed to split the flying duo, taking 2nd at the flag.

Row two will consist of the winner in Australia Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta RC – YMS), Jack Kennedy (CIA Insurance Honda) and championship leader Kev Coghlan (DMC-Panavto Yamaha).

Tony Covena (Kawasaki Ponyexpres Intermoto) made it two Dutch riders inside the top twenty, improving to 18th.

Former Superstock 600cc race winner Alessandro Nocco (San Carlo Puccetti Kawasaki) crashed with ten minutes to go, the Italian able to walk away uninjured. He will start from 19th on the grid.