Cluzel re-ignites title ambition with Dutch WSS Pole Position

Saturday, 18 April 2015 14:45 GMT

Cluzel and Sofuoglu once again at the front of WSS.

Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) will start tomorrow’s 4th round of the World Supersport championship from Pole Position after a closely fought qualifying session at the 4.542km TT circuit in Assen saw him edge current championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) by 0.137s. The pair will be joined on the front row of the grid by American PJ Jacobsen (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) who will be aiming to make it 3 times onto the podium in 2015.

For Cluzel it was his 3rd Pole Position of the year and the Frenchman is hoping that the bad luck he has suffered in the last two races is well and truly behind him.

Row two comprises Kyle Smith (Pata Honda World Supersport Team), the Englishman hoping to give the Dutch team something to smile about in their home race. Lorenzo Zanetti (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) will start 5th alongside a rejuvenated Christian Gamarino (Go Eleven Kawasaki) who achieved a career best qualifying position in 6th.

Kevin Wahr (SMS Honda) claimed his best qualifying position of the year in 12th, a fraction behind Thai winner Ratthapark Wilairot (CORE Motorsport Thailand) who suffered another crash during the session, to leaving himself with work to do from 11th on the grid.