Razgatlioglu takes superb win in restarted race

Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:09 GMT

After a restart due to a red flag it was Razgatlioglu who took victory in a nine lap STK1000 contest, with Rinaldi and Marino also on the podium

The second Sunday of racing in the 2017 European Superstock 1000 championship saw Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) produce a focused display to win a restarted race, with Michael Rinaldi ( Racing - Junior Team) and Florian Marino (Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team) also on the Assen podium.

After a crash at turn 17 early in the initial race involving Marvin Fritz (Bayer -Bikerbox Yamaichi), Roberto Tamburini (PATA Yamaha Official STK 1000 Team), Federico Sandi (Berclaz Racing Team) and Mike Jones ( Racing - Junior Team) the red flag came out due to safety conditions. Marco Faccani (Althea BMW Racing Team) had already crashed out early in the first race in spectacular fashion.

In the restarted nine lap sprint it was Razgatlioglu who took advantage to get in front of early frontrunner Rinaldi – after the Italian had been leading before the red flag. On his Kawasaki ZX-10RR Turkish rider Razgatlioglu eventually beat Duacti-equipped Rinaldi to the finish line by just over a second.

Pole man Marino was in close proximity, finishing third, as he saw the checkered flag 1.365s after Rinaldi.

Dutch wildcard Danny De Boer (Van Zon Remeha) and Frenchman Jeremy Guarnoni (Pedercini Racing) completed the top five.

Meanwhile, Illia Mykhalchyk (TripleM Racing), Maximillian Schieb (Nuova M2 Racing), Sebastien Suchet (Berclaz Racing Team), Tamburini and Luca Vitali (Nuova M2 Racing) were all in the top ten.