ASSEN RACE 2: two title contenders collide in an early Championship twist

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 08:04 GMT

In just the second round of the campaign, Razgatlioglu and Rea came to blows in Race 2 at Assen

There were plenty of key moments throughout the 2022 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship campaign, and the end of the season is the perfect time to go back over these. The second round of the campaign, the Dutch Round at the TT Circuit Assen, provided one of the most dramatic moments of the season when Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) collided on the exit of Turn 1 and into Turn 2 in Race 2. Both riders fell out of contention in the race and allowed Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) to claim victory and extend his Championship lead by 25 points. How crucial could did this moment prove to be?

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