Wet Track Decides All For Battling Kawasaki Riders

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After heavy rains and high winds caused the delay of the start of the FIM Supersport World Championship race at Sepang until after the Superbike race, Kawasaki Puccetti Racing riders Kenan Sofuoglu and Randy Krummenacher finished sixth and eighth respectively. Local rider and series regular Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki) was second in a thrilling fight for the race win.

The rain that struck the circuit with such force on Sunday meant that the WorldSSP race got underway at 17.16, not the scheduled 14.20.

Such conditions held back any plans for a race long push for the lead by Sofuoglu, despite running second for a time. He used all his skills to defend his championship position and in finishing sixth he slightly extended his advantage over his own team-mate in the points rankings.

Krummenacher pushed as hard as he dared in the wet conditions early on but with some other riders taking their chances earlier in the 14-lap race he was to finish eighth, scoring eight championship points.

Local star Khairuddin had the crowd on its feet on many occasions, making a last corner move to try and win the race but losing out by just 0.050 seconds to race winner Ayrton Badovini.

Kenan and Randy remain first and second in the championship table, with Sofuoglu on 96 points and Krummenacher on 79 after six rounds. Khairuddin is now tenth overall, with 40 points.

In the manufacturers’ standings Kawasaki has a 20 point advantage over the next closest rival.

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情報提供元 [ Kawasaki Motors Europe ]

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