An unlucky WorldSSP race for Oncu at Phillip Island

The second day of action making up round one of the Supersport World Championship has now concluded at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia.

Yesterday saw Kawasaki Puccetti Racing rider Can Oncu taking part in free practice and Superpole, a session in which he placed twelfth with a time of 1’32”887.

That qualifying result meant that he started today’s race from the fourth row of the grid. The 18-lap race also included an obligatory tyre change, which needed to be completed between laps eight and ten.

Can made a strong start when the lights went out, but luck was not on his side. Another rider hit Can through one of the first corners and he crashed as a result, with damage to his bike preventing him from being able to continue.

Oncu will already have chance to make up for this tomorrow, in the weekend’s second and final WorldSSP race.

Phillip Island – Australia

Supersport World Championship

Race 1: 1) Montella (Ducati) – 2) Manzi (Yamaha) – 3) Schroetter (MV Agusta) – 4) Caricasulo (MV Agusta) – 5) Bayliss (Ducati) – 6) Sofuoglu (MV Agusta) …..… DNF) Oncu (Kawasaki)

Can Oncu

“I’m disappointed and very sorry about what happened today. Unfortunately, a rider hit me through one of the first corners and caused me to crash. The bike was damaged in the incident and so I couldn’t continue. A real pity because I’d made a good start and had the pace to score a good result. I can’t wait for tomorrow when I already have chance to make up for the disappointment of today. I’ll do all I can to give the team the best possible result.”

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