Lowes dominates Donington with the Yamaha YZF-R6

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Yakhnich Yamaha Motorsport rider Sam Lowes delivered a perfect performance at Donington last weekend to take his third consecutive World Supersport victory aboard the Yamaha YZF-R6.

The young British rider made his intentions clear for his home race from the start of the weekend, taking his third consecutive pole of the season, his ninth career pole, with a new record - 1’30.276s - Best Lap of the Donington Park circuit.

The race itself saw more of the same dazzling performance for the Championship leader, Lowes incredibly delivering every single lap apart from the last inside 1’31 seconds on his R6 to take victory with an impressive 11-second lead on second placed rider Kenan Sofuoglu.

The victory and subsequent 25 point reward puts Lowes on 95 points, 30 ahead of Sofuoglu in second. The team will now move to Portugal for the next round at the Portimao Circuit in ten days time.

Sam Lowes, 1st
“I wanted to win this race at any cost! Thanks a lot to my team and to Yamaha, they helped me to do this! After the warm-up we changed some settings and I didn’t have to make too much effort to finish with such a good pace. Consistency from now on is the most important, I know we have to be satisfied with a 2nd or 3rd on the podium when it’s too difficult to go for the win.”

Donington Park World Supersport Race Results
1. Sam Lowes GBR Yakhnich Yamaha YZF-R6 22 laps
2. Kenan Sofuoglu TUR Mahi India Kawasaki ZX-6R +11.105s
3. Roberto Rolfo ITA ParkinGO MV Agusta F3 +14.119s
4. Lorenzo Zanetti ITA Pata Honda CBR600RR +19.999s
5. Luca Scassa ITA Intermoto PonyExpres Kawasaki ZX-6R +20.120s
6. Jack Kennedy IRL RivaMoto Honda CBR600RR +20.385s
7. Sherian Morais RSA PTR Honda CBR600RR +24.324s
8. Andrea Antonelli ITA Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-6R +24.395s
9. Fabien Foret FRA Mahi India Kawasaki ZX-6R +27.153s
10. Glen Richards AUS Smiths Triumph Daytona 675 +28.264s
11. Vladimir Ivanov RUS DMC Lorenzini Kawasaki ZX-6R +28.487s
12. Gabor Talmacsi HUN ProRace Honda CBR600RR +29.041s
13. Raffaele de Rosa ITA Lorini Honda CBR600RR +29.648s
14. Riccardo Russo ITA Puccetti Kawasaki ZX-6R +32.602s
15. Alex Baldolini ITA Suriano Suzuki GSX-R600 +38.965s

World Supersport Championship Standings
1 Sam Lowes Yakhnich Yamaha 95
2 Kenan Sofuoglu Mahi Kawasaki 65
3 Fabien Foret Mahi Kawasaki 61
4 Lorenzo Zanetti Pata Honda 53
5 Michael van der Mark Pata Honda 49
6 Luca Scassa Intermoto Kawasaki 45
7 Roberto Rolfo ParkinGO MV Agusta 38
8 Andrea Antonelli Go Eleven Kawasaki 37
9 Jack Kennedy RivaMoto Honda 34
10 Florian Marino Intermoto Kawasaki 31


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