WSBK Supersport Donington Race 1: Dominique Aegerter win, concern for Jules Cluzel…

A bit like Loris Baz in Superbike, Jules Cluzel failed in the Supersport qualifying Superpole at the Donington Park circuit. But unlike the BMW privateer, the GMT94 driver did not crash and was able to salvage a 6th place on the grid which did not compromise his chances in the race.

However, the game will not be easy because, yes Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) remains the undisputed favorite, having proved to be the fastest at the end of a more than quick adaptation to an unfamiliar track for him in Supersport, this morning we witnessed an offensive from the “no Yamaha” in the Last moments of the Superpole: Nicolò Bulega (Aruba.it Racing WorldSSP Team) places his Panigale V2 in 2nd position, Can Oncu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) his ZX-6R and Federico Caricasulo (Althea Racing) his Ducati on the second row, only the Dutchman Glenn Van Straalen (EAB Racing Team) managing to interfere with his R6 on the front row before making a mistake.

3 Yamahas against 3 “non-Yamahas” on the front two rows, the fight promises to be interesting when all 26 riders settle on the grid with 24° in the air and 44° on the ground…

At the time of departure, the Spanish Unai Orradre (MS Racing Yamaha WorldSSP) no longer has a visor and is removed from the grid, but this takes time and involves a new start procedure. As a result, the race is reduced to 18 laps.

When the red lights go out… the Ducati of Nicolò Bulega he leaves no chance to his opponents while Jules Cluzel he also had a good start and finished fourth.

On the way down, Peter Sebestyen (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) crashed and his bike, which came to rest in the middle of the track, was hit by Unai Orradre. So there is oil in the trajectory: red flag!

The race is reduced to 12 laps with the same grid as before.

On the second exit, Nicolò Bulega too far back and Dominique Aegerter spend the first turn in the lead. Lorenzo Baldassarri (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) also had a good start Jules Cluzel retain their position.

Can Oncu take the initiative Nicolò Bulega i Lorenzo Baldassarri. The fight is beautiful and Nicolò Bulega it even takes the lead before falling weightlessly.

Lorenzo Baldassarri take advantage to take the lead Dominique Aegerter who manages to double Can Oncu.

Right behind, we witness a fight between Jules Cluzel i Yari Montella but a struggle drops the Frenchman to seventh place.

Unfortunately, a few seconds later the GMT94 rider suffered a heavy lean before being hit by his bike and appeared to be in pain in his legs. He is evacuated on a stretcher.

in your mind, Lorenzo Baldassarri he is half a second ahead Dominique Aegerterwho broke away with a lead of more than two seconds Yari Montella i Can Oncu.

Dominique Aegerter close the gap and attack successfully Lorenzo Baldassarri almost four laps from the end.

Glenn Van Straalen (EAB Racing Team) had a big crash on the last lap but the Dutchman was unhurt.

Dominique Aegerter wins his eighth win of the season, Andy Verdoia finish 8th

Championship Point:

Race 1 Supersport results at Donington Park:

Qualifying Credit: WorldSBK.com

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