Gonzalez smashes WorldSSP lap document in FP1, Cluzel on prime in FP2 at Portimao

Two completely different riders hit the highest of the timesheets in WorldSSP because the Championship hit Portimao, with the Championship leaders.

The final of the triple header for the FIM Supersport World Championship acquired underway on the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve for the Motul Portuguese Round, with Spanish rider Manuel Gonzalez (Yamaha ParkinGo Team) breaking the all-time lap document for the Portuguese venue within the morning Free Practice 1 session, sufficient to set the quickest time of the day.

During the 45-minute morning opening observe session, Gonzalez posted a 1’44.188s to smash the lap document for Portimao within the morning session to prime the timesheets for the opening day of motion, forward of Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) in second place after a robust day for the Frenchman; Cluzel topping Free Practice 2 within the afternoon whereas ending second in FP1. Cluzel’s former teammate, Federico Caricasulo (Biblion Iberica Yamaha Motoxracing) was third on Friday, his finest time coming within the morning session.

Championship chief Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) was fourth after initially ending eighth within the opening session, earlier than responding in FP2 with the second quickest time in FP2 with a 1’44.593s because the Swiss rider stored discovering time. His nearest rival within the Championship, Steven Odendaal (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team), was straight behind him in fifth place with Niki Tuuli (MV Agusta Corse Clienti) rounding out the highest six after bouncing again from technical points in FP1 to document his finest time of the day in FP2.

Turkish star Can Öncü (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) claimed seventh place, simply 0.002s away from his teammate Phillip Oettl in eighth place with each riders setting their finest time within the morning session. Italian Raffaele De Rosa (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) was ninth as he seems to proceed his wealthy run of kind, whereas Randy Krummenacher (CM Racing) rounded out the highest ten; the Swiss rider, like Tuuli, affected by technical points in FP1 earlier than setting faster lap instances in FP1.

WorldSSP Combined Results after FP2
1. Manuel Gonzalez (Yamaha ParkinGo Team) 1’44.188s
2. Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) +0.170s
3. Federico Caricasulo (Biblion Iberica Yamaha Motoxracing) +0.341s
4. Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) +0.405s
5. Steven Odendaal (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) +0.430s
6. Niki Tuuli (MV Agusta Corse Clienti) +0.633s

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Championship chief Dominique Aegerter accomplished Friday in fourth as he uncover the Portuguese circuit.

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