Supersport 300 Donington, FP1-FP2: Scott Deroue leads mixed Friday

After that the rain affected FP1, World Supersport 300 riders could enjoy dry track for FP2 and so they could push at their best to prepare for Superpole and Race.

Finally the fastest lap was set by Scott Deroue. The ex-Moto3 World Championship rider knows Donington very well after competing on it in British Championship (Motostar in 2015, Superstock 600 the year after) and the lap in 1’44.606 performed at half of the 30 minutes of practice secured him first place with half a second of advantage on Galang Hendra Pratama (1’45.123). The Indonesian rider showed once again a very good pace and finally he was just 7 milliseconds faster than Dorren Loureiro (1’45.130).

Behind the top trio, Aragon winner Koen Meuffels ranked fourth ahead of Enzo De La Vega (who had finished wet FP1 in first place) and Borja Sánchez. Sánchez risked to stop racing because of budget issues, but finally the Spaniard went to Donington Park thanks to crowdfunding and this performance, grating him the access to Superpole 2, proves his skills one more time after the podium scored at mola. Sánchez ranked sixth in front of his friend Andy Verdoia (wildcard entry), Walid Khan and Mika Pérez. The last rider in top 10 (and going straight to Superpole 2) is Jan-Ole Jähnig, reigning German Supersport 300 Champion.

Difficult weekend so far for Ana Carrasco. Aragon winner was 25th in FP1 and 12th in FP2 and so she’ll have to contest Superpole 1 together with many other good riders, including his rival Luca Grünwald (14th), ex-Supersport 600 Lachlan Epis (16th as replacement rider of Robert Schotman) and María Herrera (20th). We remind you that Epis parted ways from Go Eleven Kawasaki before Imola Round and that maybe he will replace injured Schotman also in the next races.


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