JONATHAN REA won the second ASEN TT Circuit WorldSBK race of the day in the Netherlands serving up another nail-biting climax that once again had the crowd on their feet as the leading riders stayed locked together until the final lap. Rea’s win in race two is the second double that he has achieved at Assen making him the second most successful rider come race day in the history of the Dutch Round, giving him a career best run of nine consecutive podium finishes.
Another brave move through the penultimate corner saw local rider Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Superbike) grab a double podium
with another third place place after nudging aside Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), the Brit claiming 13 points with a fourth place finish.
Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) again led in the early laps before fading to fifth ahead of Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) who fought hard to recover from another average start to sixth.
Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) finished one place higher than he managed in race 1, bringing his CBR1000RR SP home in seventh ahead of Xavi Fores (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team), while Alex Lowes had a much better race on his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki finishing ninth. Tenth place went to Leon Camier,who brought his MV Agusta Reparto Corse machine home in another solid top-ten position.
The final point scoring finishers in positions 11th to 15th were Matteo Baiocco (Althea Racing), Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia), David Salom (Team Pedercini), Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing) and Roman Ramos (Go Eleven Kawasaki).
Nico Terol (Althea Racing) crashed out of contention on lap 4, suffering a wrist fracture, while Randy de Puniet retired once again with his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki.
The next two races of this year’s WorldSBK championship will be held on yet another iconic track – Imola, on May 10th.