World Supersport Assen Results 2013

April 28, 2013

By Byron Wilson

Sam Lowes took his first World Supersport win in 2013 at the Assen TT.
Sam Lowes prevailed after a close battle with Kenan Sofuoglu for the win in World Supersport Round 3 at Assen.

Yakhnich Motorsport’s Sam Lowes grabbed his first World Supersport win of the season in the Assen TT, beating Kenan Sofuoglu of MAHI Team Racing by two-hundredths of a second. Sofuoglu’s teammate, Fabien Foret, rounded out the podium.

Sofuoglu and Lowes engaged in a close battle through all 21 laps at Assen, trading position out front a handful of times before the finish. The Kawasaki rider took the early lead and held there through the first six laps before Lowes made his first pass for the number-one spot. Sofuoglu answered back five laps later and was able to maintain until Lap 18 when Lowes retaliated, holding there against heavy pressure to the checkers. Foret ran a somewhat lonely race, settling into third on Lap 2 and remaining there to the end, over seven seconds behind Sofuoglu and 11 seconds ahead of fourth-place finisher, Michael van der Mark of Pata Honda.

Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres’ Florian Marino scored fifth, followed by ParkinGo’s Roberto Rolfo in sixth. Rivamoto’s Jack Kennedy took seventh with Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini’s Kev Coghlan close behind in eighth. Team Goeleven’s Andrea Antonelli finished ninth and Van der Mark’s teammate, Lorenzo Zanetti, rounded out the top-10.

Foret remains the overall leader with a five point advantage over Van der Mark. Lowes moved from sixth to third and trails the French rider by nine points. Sofuoglu is now mathematically tied with Lowes and Antonelli sits fifth.

World Supersport Assen Results 2013:
1. Sam Lowes (Yamaha)
2. Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki)
3. Fabien Foret (Kawasaki)
4. Michael van der Mark (Honda)
5. Florian Marino (Kawasaki)
6. Roberto Rolfo (MV Agusta)
7. Jack Kennedy (Honda)
8. Kev Coghlan (Kawasaki)
9. Andrea Antonelli (Kawasaki)
10. Lorenzo Zanetti (Honda)
11. Christian Iddon (MV Agusta)
12. Vladimir Leonov (Yamaha)
13. Massimo Roccoli (Yamaha)
14. Riccardo Russo (Kawasaki)
15. Vladimir Ivanov (Kawasaki)

World Supersport Championship Points 2013:
1. Fabien Foret, 54
2. Michael van der Mark, 49
3. Sam Lowes, 45
4. Kenan Sofuoglu, 45
5. Andrea Antonelli, 29
6. Luca Scassa, 26
7. Lorenzo Zanetti, 24
8. Jack Kennedy, 24
9. Roberto Rolfo, 17
10. Massimo Roccoli, 14

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