Ultra consistent Marino gets Championship lead

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:59 GMT

The Intermoto Ponyexpres rider was second at the flag at Assen.

Former STK600 runner up Florian Marino (Intermoto Ponyexpres Kawasaki) has achieved another strong result of what has been so far an impressive season for the 20 year old Frenchman, new points leader after the third round of the 2014 World Supersport Championship at Assen. Following his maiden pole position on last Saturday's qualifying session, Marino rode a smart race, choosing to settle for second once it was clear he could not keep race winner Michael van der Mark's pace.

“I took pole position yesterday and I tried my best to follow the race winner" said Florian Marino "but it was just not possible. I am happy with the steps we have made compared to Aragon because we were faster than we have been recently. It is all moving on well so I am really happy and looking forward to a strong season.“