WSBK – WSSP Malaysia: Jacobsen dominates, Cluzel goes back –

WSSP Malaysia: Jacobsen dominates, Cluzel goes up

WSBK - WSSP Malaysia: Jacobsen dominates, Cluzel goes back -

Starting from pole position in his Honda n ° 99, Patrick Jacobsen has just won his first Supersport race. In the wheel of the American all the race, Jules Cluzel must be satisfied with the second place but goes back to the championship on Sofuoglu, fourth behind Zanetti.

Starting from pole position in his Honda n ° 99, Patrick Jacobsen has just won his first Supersport race. In the wheel of the American all the race, Jules Cluzel must be satisfied with the second place but goes back to the championship on Sofuoglu, fourth behind Zanetti.

Supersport Race

Kyle Smith gets off to a great start with Patrick Jacobsen and Jules Cluzel. Kenan Sofuoglu tries to recover under braking and almost mows down his little comrades by pulling straight. The Turkish rider still remains on the track and continues his very hectic start to the race.

Jacobsen leads the first lap just ahead of Cluzel. At the start of the second lap, the two leaders had a small second ahead of Lorenzo Zanetti and an extra half second on the peloton led by Kyle Smith. Kenan Sofuoglu is in the backsplash of CBR # 111 and dives at the entrance of turn # 6.

Zanetti completed the fastest lap in the race on the first flying lap but only managed a few hundredths of a second on Jacobsen and Cluzel. Sofuoglu gets back in the wheel of the Italian and surprises him – like Smith – in the same bowl between the fifth and the sixth corner.

The white flags (rain!) Are waved by the race marshals but the track remains dry. First on the track, PJ Jacobsen does not slow down! He is still ahead of Jules Cluzel, warned by his team that Sofuoglu has overtaken his teammate Zanetti…

Kyle Smith and Roberto Rolfo compete for fifth place. Gino Rea, Alex Baldolini, Martin Cardenas and Christian Gamarino complete the Top 10, five seconds behind the leading duo … which turns into a quartet at the end of the 4th lap. Tension escalates !

In the 5th lap, Lorenzo Zanetti gradually lost contact with the three strongmen of the 2015 championship. Sofuoglu attacked Cluzel in the following loop but could not stay ahead of the MV Agusta driver. Regardless, the main thing for Turkish was to signal your presence to French !

Kenan’s threat is not repeated in subsequent turns. On the contrary, the three-time champion loses contact with the two leaders five laps from the end! Jules for his part, does not let go "PJ" of a Pirelli despite an F3 which seems quite nervous, especially on the raises..

Warned that his great rival in the championship is gradually losing ground, "Julo" focuses only on the paths taken by the American he has been following for 12 laps. Our "Coq Supersportif" is visibly faster in the winding but struggles to stay in the Honda aspi in the stretches.

Behind, Zanetti attacks Sofuoglu on the first braking of the last lap! The Turkish comes out of the first sequence in the lead but the Italian remains in the backsplash of n ° 54. Ahead, Cluzel isn’t close enough to trigger an attack … until Jacobsen widens in the final pin !

Cluzel took advantage of Jacobsen’s only mistake to slip his # 16 MV Agusta under the # 99 Honda, but Jules did not come out as well as Patrick and had to settle for second place in the end. Jacobsen thus wins his first World Supersport victory, the first also for an American driver. !

Three seconds later, Zanetti tumbles past Sofuoglu under the checkered flag. The Turkish driver thus lets slip three more points in the championship: Kenan totals 168 points against 155 for Jules … and 140 for Patrick still in contention for the title, just like Lorenzo besides (113 points).

There are only three races left for the World Supersport drivers, so 75 points to be decided. The next 25 will be up for grabs at the Andalusian circuit in Jerez on September 20. Stay connected !

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