Kyle Smith (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) has taken a superb second win of the season under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, to repeat the same result achieved one year ago at the same track. The 25-year-old Briton led the race for almost its entirety and, after Kenan Sofuoglu overtook him on the last lap, not only he was able to stay with the reigning champion, but he also put together a winning move at the last turn. The two riders crossed the line side by side separated by 0.006 secs, with the front wheel of his Honda CBR600RR #111 only inches ahead of the #1 bike of Sofuoglu.

PJ Jacobsen (Honda WorldSSP Team) got a good start from ninth place and, by the end of the opening lap, was already up to fourth. PJ pushed hard not to lose touch with the leading pack, but eventually he had to give up on his podium hopes as the laps went by. In the final stages of the race, Jacobsen consolidated his fourth place and fended off a determined Randy Krummenacher.

Ayrton Badovini (Team Lorini Honda) and Christoffer Bergman (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) were sixth and eighth at the line, while Hikari Okubo and Stefan Hill rode their bikes home in thirteenth and sixteenth places, respectively. Federico Caricasulo (Bardahl Evan Bros. Honda Racing) pulled out of the race on the last lap due to a technical problem while he was running in ninth place.

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith 111

1st

The pace has been there all weekend. I won here last year and set the fastest lap, too, so I knew that this track suits me a lot. In the past few races, my feeling with the bike has improved a lot and so has my confidence. On the grid I was very nervous because I knew I could do it, but to beat Kenan, Cluzel, Jacobsen and the rest is never an easy task: you have to push as hard as you can and make sure not to make any mistakes at all. I just put my head down and pulled a little gap but in the part of the race Kenan caught me up again, and he is not the rider you want to see coming past on the last lap! I rode as hard as I could and managed to make a move at the last corner, then I edged him out by the slimmest of margins. I’m super happy for this result and I want to thank the team for this.

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda
PJ Jacobsen

PJ Jacobsen 2

4th

Today I did the best that I could. The team really worked well but fourth was the maximum I could get. I tried to stay with the front runners at the beginning but I simply didn’t have the pace nor feeling to push really hard and ride like I wanted to. It’s a shame not to have made second place in the championship, but I want to thank the team, Honda and all the boys for a great opportunity and all their hard work this year.

Honda WorldSSP
Federico Caricasulo

Federico Caricasulo 64

DNF

My start wasn’t great, but then I got into a good rhythm and was able to make up some places. Unfortunately during the final lap I had a gearing issue which prevented me from finishing the race. It’s a shame, because I could have finished in the top eight. I’m sorry to finish the season like this, but overall it’s been a positive year, especially as it was my debut season in World Supersport. I want to thank all the sponsors and my team for their help and support.

Bardahl Evan Bros. Honda Racing
Round 12 – Qatar

Losail International Circuit, Qatar

WorldSSP 2016, Round 12

Night / 28
Sunday 30 Oct 2016, 17:00 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 28°C
  • Humidity: 48%
  • Ground Temp: 30°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Kyle Smith 111 GBR 25 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda 30'51.533
2 Kenan Sofuoglu 54 TUR 20 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.006
3 Jules Cluzel 16 FRA 16 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +2.164
4 PJ Jacobsen 2 USA 13 Honda WorldSSP Honda +7.519
5 Randy Krummenacher 21 SWI 11 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +8.843
6 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA 10 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda +9.324
7 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 63 MAL 9 Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki +12.084
8 Christoffer Bergman 71 SWE 8 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +18.278
9 Massimo Roccoli 52 ITA 7 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +21.764
10 Alex Baldolini 25 ITA 6 Race Department ATK#25 MV Agusta +25.040
11 Ondrej Jezek 69 CZE 5 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +33.346
12 Loris Cresson 84 BEL 4 MTM / HS Kawasaki Kawasaki +38.665
13 Hikari Okubo 78 JPN 3 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +38.781
14 Kyle Ryde 77 GBR 2 Schmidt Racing MV Agusta +43.356
15 Lachlan Epis 83 AUS 1 Response RE Racing Kawasaki +43.358
16 Stefan Hill 35 GBR 0 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +48.742
NC Federico Caricasulo 64 ITA 0 Bardahl Evan Bros. Honda Racing Honda DNF
NC Luke Stapleford 81 GBR 0 Profile Racing Triumph DNF
NC Christian Gamarino 11 ITA 0 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki DNF
NC Lorenzo Cipiciani 82 ITA 0 Team VUEFFE Corse Honda DNF
NC Michael Canducci 65 ITA 0 Green Speed Kawasaki DNF
NC Nacho Calero 10 SPA 0 Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki DNF
NC Xavier Pinsach 80 SPA 0 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda DNF
NC Roberto Rolfo 44 ITA 0 Team Factory Vamag MV Agusta DNF
Clear / Dry / 29
Saturday 29 Oct 2016, 16:19 UTC
  • Air Temp: 29°C
  • Humidity: 36%
  • Ground Temp: 30°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Luke Stapleford 81 GBR Profile Racing Triumph 2'01.621
2 Kenan Sofuoglu 54 TUR Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.059
3 Randy Krummenacher 21 SWI Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.230
4 Alex Baldolini 25 ITA Race Department ATK#25 MV Agusta +0.387
5 Kyle Smith 111 GBR CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +0.404
6 Jules Cluzel 16 FRA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +0.413
7 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 63 MAL Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki +0.482
8 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda +0.541
9 PJ Jacobsen 2 USA Honda WorldSSP Honda +0.603
10 Christoffer Bergman 71 SWE CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +0.886
11 Kyle Ryde 77 GBR Schmidt Racing MV Agusta +1.213
12 Michael Canducci 65 ITA Green Speed Kawasaki +1.663
13 Federico Caricasulo 64 ITA Bardahl Evan Bros. Honda Racing Honda +
14 Ondrej Jezek 69 CZE Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
15 Xavier Pinsach 80 SPA Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda +
16 Christian Gamarino 11 ITA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
17 Hikari Okubo 78 JPN CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +
18 Roberto Rolfo 44 ITA Team Factory Vamag MV Agusta +
19 Nacho Calero 10 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki +
20 Lorenzo Zanetti 87 ITA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +
21 Massimo Roccoli 52 ITA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +
22 Lachlan Epis 83 AUS Response RE Racing Kawasaki +
23 Loris Cresson 84 BEL MTM / HS Kawasaki Kawasaki +
24 Stefan Hill 35 GBR CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +
Clear / Dry / 28
Friday 28 Oct 2016, 18:12 UTC
  • Air Temp: 28°C
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Ground Temp: 30°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Randy Krummenacher 21 SWI Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 2'01.986
2 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda +0.743
3 Alex Baldolini 25 ITA Race Department ATK#25 MV Agusta +0.789
4 PJ Jacobsen 2 USA Honda WorldSSP Honda +0.932
5 Kyle Smith 111 GBR CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +0.935
6 Kenan Sofuoglu 54 TUR Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.959
7 Michael Canducci 65 ITA Green Speed Kawasaki +0.996
8 Jules Cluzel 16 FRA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +1.107
9 Christoffer Bergman 71 SWE CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +1.178
10 Kyle Ryde 77 GBR Schmidt Racing MV Agusta +1.253
11 Christian Gamarino 11 ITA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.458
12 Lorenzo Zanetti 87 ITA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +1.511
13 Roberto Rolfo 44 ITA Team Factory Vamag MV Agusta +1.542
14 Federico Caricasulo 64 ITA Bardahl Evan Bros. Honda Racing Honda +1.652
15 Ondrej Jezek 69 CZE Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.689
16 Hikari Okubo 78 JPN CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +1.707
17 Luke Stapleford 81 GBR Profile Racing Triumph +1.993
18 Massimo Roccoli 52 ITA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +2.057
19 Xavier Pinsach 80 SPA Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda +2.063
20 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 63 MAL Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki +2.163
21 Nacho Calero 10 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki +2.275
22 Lachlan Epis 83 AUS Response RE Racing Kawasaki +3.575
23 Stefan Hill 35 GBR CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +4.133
24 Loris Cresson 84 BEL MTM / HS Kawasaki Kawasaki +4.226
Rider Standings
Sunday, 30 Oct 2016 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Kenan SOFUOGLU 54 TUR 216 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
2 Jules CLUZEL 16 FRA 142 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
3 Randy KRUMMENACHER 21 SWI 140 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
4 PJ JACOBSEN 2 USA 135 Honda WorldSSP Honda
5 Kyle SMITH 111 GBR 124 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda
6 Ayrton BADOVINI 86 ITA 85 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda
7 Gino REA 4 GBR 81 GRT Racing Team MV Agusta
8 Alex BALDOLINI 25 ITA 80 Race Department ATK#25 MV Agusta
9 Federico CARICASULO 64 ITA 74 Bardahl Evan Bros. Honda Racing Honda
10 Niki TUULI 66 FIN 60 Kallio Racing Yamaha
11 Lorenzo ZANETTI 87 ITA 60 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
12 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN 63 MAL 56 Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki
13 Axel BASSANI 47 ITA 54 San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki
14 Ondrej JEZEK 69 CZE 40 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
15 Ilya MIKHALCHIK 55 UKR 38 DS Junior Team Kawasaki
16 Luke STAPLEFORD 81 GBR 35 Profile Racing Triumph
17 Alessandro ZACCONE 61 ITA 31 San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki
18 Nicolas TEROL 88 SPA 30 Schmidt Racing MV Agusta
19 Christian GAMARINO 11 ITA 30 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
20 Christoffer BERGMAN 71 SWE 30 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda
21 Hikari OKUBO 78 JPN 19 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda
22 Anthony WEST 95 AUS 16 Montaze Broz Racing Team Suter
23 Kevin WAHR 19 GER 16 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda
24 Roberto ROLFO 44 ITA 14 Team Factory Vamag MV Agusta
25 Kyle RYDE 77 GBR 13 Schmidt Racing MV Agusta
26 Aiden WAGNER 41 AUS 9 GRT Racing Team MV Agusta
27 Massimo ROCCOLI 52 ITA 7 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
28 Glenn SCOTT 68 AUS 7 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda
29 Davide STIRPE 6 ITA 6 Floramo Monaco Racing Team SM Honda
30 Xavier PINSACH 80 SPA 6 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda
31 Decha KRAISART 24 THA 5 Yamaha Thailand Yamaha
32 Loris CRESSON 84 BEL 4 MTM / HS Kawasaki Kawasaki
33 Hannes SOOMER 38 EST 4 Kallio Racing Yamaha
34 Kevin MANFREDI 43 ITA 4 Phoenix Racing Suzuki Suzuki
35 Luigi MORCIANO ITA 3 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
36 Alex PHILLIS 48 AUS 2 Aark Racing Honda
37 Nacho CALERO 10 SPA 1 Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki
38 Lachlan EPIS 83 AUS 1 Response RE Racing Kawasaki
39 1
40 Mitch LEVY AUS 1 Landbridge Racing Yamaha