Motorsport

Rea takes SuperBike double

2010-04-25 19:56
Jonathan Rea (AFP)
Assen - The venerable Assen circuit has seen many moments of drama but the latest 4.542km version delivered two Superbike World Championship races today that were right up there with the very best.

According to the official SuperBike website, the local fans enjoyed two partial home wins as well, as Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea was victorious in each 22-lap race, riding for a squad based in the Netherlands.

He had to work hard on a sunny afternoon in Holland to make sure he headed up two podiums ceremonies that featured British riders in each and every place for the first time since 2003.

RACE ONE:
Rea won a close opening race at Assen with two strong laps right at the end, finishing one second ahead of fellow Britons James Toseland (Yamaha Sterilgarda) and Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia). This was Camier's first SBK podium finish, and it was memorable one. Slow-starting Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati) was a good fourth, with the BMW of Troy Corser fifth, having led for much of the race. Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki), the championship leader, struggled to 11th with a partial puncture. Suzuki, Ducati, Aprilia and now Honda machines have all won races in WSB so far this year.


RACE TWO:

The last double win for Honda happened in the UK in 2008 but today Jonathan Rea took a double on his CBR1000RR in the Netherlands, by winning race two by 1.942 seconds. The extent of his final victory did not do justice to the second combative race of the day, with the top six or seven riders frequently riding and fighting as one. Haslam overcame his race one troubles to go second. Third was James Toseland to give the second all British podium of the day. Max Biaggi was a strong fourth, Troy Corser fifth, after another classic race at the classic circuit of Assen. Sixth came Phillip Island race winner Carlos Checa on his Althea Ducati, only just ahead of another Ducati privateer, Pata B&G racing rider Jakub Smrz.

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Assen Superbike - Race 2


1  65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 35'43.137 (167,85 kph)
2  91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1.942
3  52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 3.928
4   3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 4.067
5  11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 4.176
6   7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 4.525
7  96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 4.682
8  67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 7.698
9  76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 9.903
10 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 11.465
11  99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 15.489
12  84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 23.604
13  50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 29.085
14  77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 35.401
15  15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 44.330
16  95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 50.830
17  23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR 58.819
RET   2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 
RET  35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 
RET  41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 
RET  57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R
RET  66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R


Assen Superbike - Race 1

1 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 35'38.483 (168,216 kph)
2 52 Toseland J. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1.106
3 2 Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1.249
4 7 Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1.548
5 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 2.738
6 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 2.813
7 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 6.296
8 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 12.022
9 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 12.146
10 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 19.753
11 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 22.204
12 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX 10R 22.282
13 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 22.780
14 50 Guintoli S. (FRA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 23.364
15 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 37.097
16 57 Lanzi L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 39.467
17 77 Vermeulen C. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 46.468
18 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 57.170
19 95 Hayden R. (USA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'01.634
20 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Honda CBR1000RR 1'04.295
RET 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Honda CBR1000RR
RET 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR

 

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