Results From Day 2 Of World Supersport Testing At Phillip Island

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

If there’s one constant when it comes to World Supersport racing, it’s that Kenan Sofuoglu will be at or near the front at all times. The former champ has a special ability when it comes to lapping middleweight sportbikes as quickly as possible, and it showed again at the conclusion of World Supersport testing at Phillip Island. Sofuoglu’s best time of 1:33.506 was set during the first day of testing, but still nobody was able to beat it.

However, American World Supersport rookie PJ Jacobsen came darn close, improving his time by over a second from yesterday to set the second-fastest lap of the test at 1:33.787. Michael van der Mark was the fastest of the non-Kawasaki riders, his 1:33.918 enough for third overall.

MV Agusta had a relatively positive test, as Jules Cluzel rocketed his F3 675 to fourth overall (1:33.984), while teammate Vladimir Leonov finished eighth (1:34.295).

Combined test times below:

1. Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki) 1:33.506

2. PJ Jacobsen (Kawasaki) 1:33.787

3. Michael Vd Mark (Honda) 1:33.918

4. Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta) 1:33.984

5. Rathapark Wilairot (Honda) 1:33.987

6. Kevin Coghlan (Yamaha) 1:34.072

7. Fabio Menghi (Yamaha) 1:34.233

8. Vladimir Leonov (MV Agusta) 1:34.295

9. Roberto Tamburini (Kawasaki) 1:34.301

10. Jack Kennedy (Honda) 1:34.393

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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