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Donington Supersport: NRT nearly makes it three wins in a row

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Donington Supersport: NRT nearly makes it three wins in a row
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May 27, 2018, 11:51 AM

Indian-owned NRT team missed out on a hat trick of wins in the World Supersport Championship, but still managed a largely satisfying podium finish at Donington Park.

Jules Cluzel, NRT
Jules Cluzel, NRT
Jules Cluzel, NRT
Jules Cluzel, NRT
Jules Cluzel, NRT

Jules Cluzel placed NRT’s Yamaha R6 on pole position in Saturday’s qualifying session, beating GRT rider Lucas Mahias by 0.195s.

He led away from pole position in Sunday’s 20-lap race, fending off the advances of Sandro Cortese on the opening lap.

Despite his best efforts, Cluzel couldn’t stay in front for too long, dropping behind the German rider on lap 8.

He also lost a position to Raffaele De Rosa on lap 15, but hung on to the tail of the Italian to initiate a counter challenge.

Indeed, on lap 19 he found a way past De Rosa and started hunting down Cortese to retake the race lead.

However, by then Cortese had pulled away from rest of the field and the NRT rider had to settle for second position.

Thomas Gradinger finished eighth on the sister bike, ensuring a strong haul of points for NRT in the sixth round of the championship.

The Indian squad heads to the Czech Republic in third position in the standings, just one-point off second-placed Kallio Racing team.

 

 

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Series Supersport
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Author Rachit Thukral