Welcome to the beta version of the new Women & Golf website. Our web monkeys are still hard at work and welcome your feedback.  


WorldSSP Catalunya Race 2 Results | Sofuoglu legacy wins again as Bahattin leads MV 1-2

Bahattin Sofuoglu has emulated his uncle Kenan Sofuoglu to take a stunning maiden WorldSSP victory in the second race of the weekend at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Fresh from landing his first podium in the opening race, Sofuoglu belied his experienced to prevail in an intense three-way fight with MV Agusta Reparto Corse team-mate Marcel Schroetter and Ten Kate Yamaha's Stefano Manzi.

With the trio swapping positions throughout the 18 lap encounter, Sofuoglu's well-judged slipstream from third into the lead on the run down to Turn 1 on the penultimate lap proved decisive, the 19-year old resisting the close attentions of Manzi to scamper across the line for victory.


Though Manzi got the better of Schroetter on the final revolution, a track limits violation would see him demoted one position to third, allowing the German to reclaim second in the final classification.

It also gives the former Moto2 rider second in the overall standings behind Nicolo Bulega, who suffered his first DNF of the season when he hit technical difficulties in the closing stages. The gap between the Aruba.it Ducati rider and Schroetter now stands at 33 points.

Bulge's retirement lifted Valentin Debise (GMT 94) to fourth place, the Frenchman dicing for the lead early on before fading from the lead group.

Glenn van Straalen (EAB Yamaha) was also a contender early on but would eventually slip back into a busy four-way scrap for what became fifth place, the Dutchman fending off Federico Caricasulo (Althea Ducati), Nicholas Spinelli (VFT Yamaha) and Niki Tuuli, the latter finishing as the highest placed Dynavolt Triumph rider.

Jorge Navarro on the second of the Ten Kate Yamahas led Raffaele de Rosa (Orelac Ducati) across the line to complete the top ten, with Tom Edwards (YART), Adrian Huertas (MTM Kawasaki), Lucas Mahias (Puccetti Kawasaki), top Brit Tom Booth-Amos (Motozoo Kawasaki) and Adrian Fernandez (Evan Bros Yamaha) completing the points paying positions.

WorldSSP Catalunya - Race 2 Results

2023 Catalunya WorldSSP | Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya | Race 2 Results | Rd. 4 of 12]
1Bahattin SofuogluTURMV Agusta Reparto CorseMV Agusta F3 800 RR18 Laps
2Marcel SchroetterGERMV Agusta Reparto CorseMV Agusta F3 800 RR+0.420
3Stefano ManziITATen Kate RacingYamaha R6+0.500
4Valentin DebiseFRAGMT 94Yamaha R6+2.563
5Glenn van StraalenNEDEAB RacingYamaha R6+7.036
6Federico CaricasuloITAAlthea RacingDucati Panigale V2+7.237
7Nicholas SpinelliITAVFT RacingYamaha R6+7.749
8Niki TuuliFINDynavolt RacingTriumph STR 765 RS+8.148
9Jorge NavarroESPTen Kate RacingYamaha R6+10.173
10Raffaele de RosaITAOrelac Racing VerdnaturaDucati Panigale V2+10.782
11Tom EdwardsAUSYARTYamaha R6+11.218
12Adrian HuertasESPMTM RacingKawasaki ZX-6R+12.209
13Lucas MahiasFRAPuccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-6R+12.804
14Tom Booth-AmosGBRMotozoo ME AIR RacingKawasaki ZX-6R+13.203
15Adrian FernandezESPEvan Bros WorldSSPYamaha R6+14.765
16Yari MontellaITABarni Spark RacingDucati Panigale V2+14.952
17Andrea MantovaniITAEvan Bros WorldSSPYamaha R6+16.025
18Federico FuligniITAOrelac Racing VerdnaturaDucati Panigale V2+28.824
19Anupab SarmoonTHAYamaha Thailand RacingYamaha R6+29.281
20Alvaro DiazESPArco YARTYamaha R6+32.559
21Yuta OkayaJPNProDina RacingKawasaki ZX-6R+36.992
22Adam NorrodinMALPetronas MIE RacingHonda CBR600RR+37.126
23Tarran MackenzieGBRPetronas MIE RacingHonda CBR600RR+37.171
24Max KoflerGERD34G RacingDucati Panigale V2+37.579
25Harry TrueloveGBRDynavolt RacingTriumph STR 765 RS+38.138
26Luke PowerAUSMotozoo ME AIR RacingKawasaki ZX-6R+42.809
27Maiki AbeJPNVFT RacingYamaha R6+1m 01.009
DNFNicolo BulegaITAAruba Racing WorldSSPDucati Panigale V2
DNFApiwath WongthananonTHAYamaha Thailand RacingYamaha R6
DNFJohn McPheeGBRVince64 by PuccettiKawasaki ZX-6R
DNFOliver BaylissAUSD34G RacingDucati Panigale V2

Articles you may like


More WorldSBK

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram