After the dominant wins of Ana Carrasco at Imola and Donington Park, World Supersport 300 seems to have a new unbeatable leader in Galang Hendra Pratama. The Indonesian rider dominated the race at Brno after ranking first in all the sessions and it looks like he wants to do it again at Misano.
Since FP2 was affected by the rain, which fell during World Supersport FP2, Friday standings equal the morning session’s ones and who ranks first is Pratama. The BIBLION MotoXRacing Yamaha rider set his best lap in 1’51.217, after being first from the beginning till the end of the session.
Behind him, Dutchmen Scott Deroue (Motoport Kawasaki) and Koen Meuffels (KTM Fortron Racing) scored second and third place and this represents a remarkable performance for Meuffels, who’s racing at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the very first time in his life. Top 5 was closed by Manuel González and Thomas Brianti.
Brianti, leading Italian Championship together with Kevin Sabatucci, is the first of the Italians at their home round and he preceeded Dani Valle, Kevin Sabatucci (on the podium last May at Imola), Omar Bonoli (other wildcard entry), Luca Bernardi and Dorren Loureiro. The South African DS Junior Team rider closed the top 10 and the list of the riders admitted to Superpole 2.
Friday sessions gave no glory to many front riders of the category, such as María Herrera (13th), Luca Grünwald (14th), Nick Kalinin (15th), Borja Sánchez (19th), championship leader Ana Carrasco (23rd) and Glenn van Straalen (26th), all forced to contest Superpole 1 tomorrow.
Photo Credit: Yamaha Racing