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Sam Lowes Wins World SuperSport Title In France

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Sam Lowes Wins World SuperSport Title In France
Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha's Sam Lowes has clinched his first ever World Title overnight, after his second place finish at the World Supersport race held at Magny Cours in France.

While Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki's Kenan Sofuoglu won the race it was the indomitable 23 year old from Lincoln, Great Britain, who rode a superb race with no tactics involved, even though he just needed to finish in the points to be the new world supersport champion.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm very happy and want to say a massive thank you to Yamaha and to everybody involved in getting me here." Lowes stated at the end of the day. "From when I first rode the R6 in Jerez and joined the team I felt a great feeling and I knew we could fight for the championship. To feel it and do it are two different things so I‰Ûªm very happy to be world champion.

"Today‰Ûªs race was great fun, sometimes its nice to be in a battle and take your mind off the bigger picture. I enjoyed that race a lot. I‰Ûªd like to say a massive thank you to Kenan; he‰Ûªs a great rider, I classify him as a friend and I respect him a lot for this season.

"Thank you for the fight! I also want to thank everyone who has got me into the position I am in today," he concluded.

The race was red-flagged during the final lap following the crash suffered by Christian Iddon, who high-sided while running in third place. The English rider was able to make it back to the pits within the time limit for his maiden podium in series, as final results were based on the previous lap.

Lowes, Sofuoglu and Iddon put up an incredible show for the win, while Fabien Foret (Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki) took the most out a 5-way fight that also involved Sheridan Morais (Team Go Eleven Kawasaki), Pata Honda riders Michael van der Mark and Lorenzo Zanetti, and Roberto Tamburini (Team Honda Lorini).
Sam Lowes Wins World SuperSport Title In France
Kenan Sofuoglu celebrates his race win at Magny Cours - Credit Yamaha Racing.
Magny Cours Race Results - Round 12:
1. Kenan Sofuoglu 34m07.601s TUR KAWASAKI MAHI Racing Team India
2. Sam Lowes 0.299 GBR YAMAHA Yakhnich Motorsport
3. Christian Iddon 0.622 GBR MV AGUSTA ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse
4. Fabien Foret 13.168 FRA KAWASAKI MAHI Racing Team India
5. Sheridan Morais 13.483 RSA HONDA PTR Honda
6. Michael van der Mark 13.900 NED HONDA Pata Honda
7. Lorenzo Zanetti 14.363 ITA HONDA Pata Honda
8. Roberto Tamburini 14.748 ITA SUZUKI Suriano Racing Team
9. Vladimir Leonov 24.989 RUS YAMAHA Yakhnich Motorsport
10. Alex Baldolini 27.754 ITA HONDA Team Lorini
11. Jack Kennedy 32.396 IRL HONDA Rivamoto
12. Raffaele De Rosa 32.977 ITA HONDA Team Lorini
13. Massimo Roccoli 37.785 ITA YAMAHA Team PATA by Martini
14. Kev Coghlan 38.295 GBR KAWASAKI Kawasaki DMC-Lorenzini Team
15. Luca Scassa 39.159 ITA KAWASAKI Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres
16. Ronan Quarmby 42.088 RUS HONDA Prorace
17. Danny Webb 54.804 GBR HONDA PTR Honda
18. Luca Marconi 59.704 ITA HONDA PTR Honda
19. Alex Schacht 1'00.305 DEN HONDA Racing Team Toth
20. Balazs Nemeth 1'00.698 HUN HONDA Complus SMS Racing
30 Brodie Waters DNF AUS TRIUMPH AARK Racing
Sam Lowes Wins World SuperSport Title In France
Sam Lowes celebrates his world championship win with his team - Credit: Yamaha Racing
Championship Standings After Round 12:
1. Sam Lowes 225 pts
2. Kenan Sofuoglu 181 pts
3. Fabien Foret 134 pts
4. Michael van der Mark 117 pts
5. Lorenzo Zanetti 108 pts
6. Jack Kennedy 76 pts
7. Luca Scassa 75 pts
8. Roberto Rolfo 62 pts
9. Kev Coghlan 62 pts
10. Vladimir Leonov 56 pts
11. Andrea Antonelli 55 pts
12. Florian Marino 53 pts
13. Sheridan Morais 47 pts
14. Christian Iddon 45 pts
15. Riccardo Russo 38 pts
16. Roberto Tamburini 35 pts
17. Alex Baldolini 34 pts
18. David Salom 27 pts
19. Raffaele De Rosa 25 pts
20. Massimo Roccoli 23 pts

Top Image: Sam Lowes wrapped up the 2013 World Super Sport Championship with a second place finish in France

Credit: Yamaha Racing

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