Results From Day 1 Of World Supersport Testing At Phillip Island

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Despite losing the World Supersport title last year to a hard-charging Sam Lowes, Mahi Racing Team India’s Kenan Sofuoglu, aboard his Kawasaki ZX-6R, hasn’t lost any of the pace that has made him the overwhelming favorite heading into 2014. He topped the timesheets on the first day of testing at Phillip Island, setting a time of 1:33.521, putting him at near lap-record pace.

Second on the day was Dutchman Michael van der Mark, aboard the Pata Honda CBR600RR. His time of 1:33.918 made him the only other rider to dip into the 1:33′s. An impressive third goes to Vladimir Leonov (1:34.360), who switched from Yamaha machinery last year to the MV Agusta F3 675, as part of the Italian manufacturer’s factory-backed return to international racing.

American PJ Jacobsen was eighth fastest (1:34.723) in this, his rookie season in WSS. He spent last year in the British Superbike series.

Monday’s combined times:

1. Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki) 1:33.521

2. Michael Vd Mark (Honda) 1:33.918

3. Vladimir Leonov (MV Agusta) 1:34.360

4. Jack Kennedy (Honda) 1:34.393

5. Fabio Menghi (Yamaha) 1:34.402

6. Riccardo Russo (Honda) 1:34.550

7. Kevin Coghlan (Yamaha) 1:34.619

8. PJ Jacobsen (Kawasaki) 1:34.723

9. Lorenzo Zanetti (Honda) 1:34.860

10. Florian Marino (Kawasaki) 1:34.944

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