World Champion To Start WorldSSP From P1

By February 23, 2018 December 13th, 2019 WorldSBK

WorldSSP Pole Strip

Frenchman Lucas Mahias (Yamaha) came out on top in a tense world supersport (WorldSSP) Superpole qualifying session at Phillip Island this afternoon, and will lead the field away in tomorrow’s 18-lap race.

Mahias got the job done by 0.4 seconds over teammate Federico Caricasulo, while Aussie Anthony West (Kawasaki) was a big part of the action before eventually stopping the clock in fifth position.

That guarantees the Queenslander a second row start tomorrow, between German Sandro Cortese (Yamaha) and Briton Luke Stapleford (Triumph).

West finished third in the 2017 WorldSSP at Phillip Island, right on the tail of Mahias.

Meanwhile, four-time world champion Kenan Sofuoglu) (Kawasaki) gritted his teeth in Superpole after  a big crash at turn three in final practice, and was rewarded with the final spot on the front row.

Sofuoglu and Randy Krummenacher (Yamaha), who qualified in seventh, are the only two riders in this weekend’s field who have won WorldSSP races at Phillip Island.

Australia’s remaining participants, Kawasaki-riding pair Tom Toparis and Lachlan Epis, will start from row six and eight respectively.


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