Recapture the magic of a thrilling weekend at Assen
With no time to rest after the Aragon Round, the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship flew north this weekend to the Netherlands for the Dutch Round, with all four championships now moving ahead in full throttle. The scene, the legendary TT Circuit Assen, the Cathedral itself. Find out why this is one of the favourite stops of the year for our WorldSBK contenders, as Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) takes you for an on-board lap around TT Assen, including of course the mythical Geert Timmer Chicane.
While you’re there, why not take a sneak-peek at the teams making their final preparations for the 4.5km bends of Assen, with a beautiful overview of the circuit?
WorldSBK Race 1 was a thrilling affair, with a first pole start for Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team), a sublime battle between Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) and Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) for first position – with the local fans in a frenzy over their Yamaha hero – and, at the end, an eighth consecutive Assen win for the Brit.
Sunday was completely different from Race 1, with an outstanding Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) making the best out of his first-place start to storm to his first victory in 2018. Catch Sykes’ celebration as the 2013 champion enjoys his hard-fought triumph.
In the FIM Supersport World Championship race at Assen, we saw a fourth different winner in four races, with Jules Cluzel (NRT) presenting his own claim for the title. He edged ahead of Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team), who had previously battled back from 27th and came close to winning the race in an epic final lap, which you can relive in full here.
The second FIM Supersport 300 World Championship race of the season was as electric and topsy-turvy as the first one, with Luca Grunwald (Freudenberg KTM WorldSSP Team) taking his first win of the season despite not leading any of the previous laps. Catch that crazy final lap here, with three riders including the race leader going to ground and setting up the photo-finish.
Watch all the full races, highlights, reactions and much, much more, thanks to the WorldSBK VideoPass.