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Magny-Cours WSBK: Van Der Mark quickest in second Supersport practice

Pata Honda’s Michael Van Der Mark once again topped the World Supersport free practice timesheets at Magny-Cours. The newly crowned champ bettered his best time from FP1 by 0.02 seconds.

It was enough to hold off the charges of Tamburini and French wildcard rider Lucas Mahias, who set times of 1’41.947 and 1’42.115 respectively. Meanwhile DMC Panavto-Yamaha’s Kev Coghlan managed to work his way up the timing-screens and had a much more positive outing this afternoon.

The Scot did not experience any technical problems - which blighted his earlier free practice outing, and he ended the day as the fifth fastest rider out on track after his best time of a 1’42.277, and he was two tenths faster than triple-champ Kenan Sofuoglu.


CIA Insurance Honda’s Jack Kennedy could not emulate his previous good pace, as this time it was his turn to experience a technical issue at the side of the French track. He swiftly returned to the pits after only ten minutes out on the circuit - leaving him unable to improve on his best lap of a 1’42.422.

Pirelli National Superstock 600 regular Mason Law ended his first day with his new Intermoto Ponyexpres Kawasaki team 26th on the sheets. But the Essex boy did improve by seven tenths of a second, to put down his best lap of a 1’45.188.

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