Kenan Sufuoglu won the the first European race of World Supersport championship at MotorLand ARAGON to end almost exactly one year of not winning
Poleman Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto) was in contention until, for the second race in a row he suffered a technical problem while fighting for the lead.
The Frenchman was clearly distraught as he retired on lap 12, leaving former Champion Sofuoglu to claim his 21stWSS race victory by a comfortable margin of 3.224s, and with it the championship lead.
PJ Jacobsen (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres)
who was also in the hunt from the start eventually finished 2nd, with Pata Honda World Supersport’s Kyle Smith taking the final podium place in 3rd (+5.695s).
Gino Rea recovered from an average start to end the 16 lap race in 4th, the Brit getting the better of Italian Lorenzo Zanetti (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) in a photo finish. Alex Baldolini (Race Department ATK#25) continued his solid start to the year, scoring 10 points for a hard earned 6th at the flag ahead of compatriot Fabio Menghi (VFT Racing) who had his best result in WSS since Imola last year.
There was a multi rider crashes on lap 6, with Thai race winner Ratthapark Wilairot (CORE Motorsport Thailand), Marco Faccani (San Carlo Puccetti Racing) and Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres) all falling from the top 8 without injury.