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2018 Assen WorldSBK Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the teams and organizers after the Dutch round of WorldBK at Assen:


#DutchWorldSBK Day 3 - Commanding Sykes storms to Assen win

Flag to flag lead for KRT rider as Rea’s Dutch streak is broken

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was delighted to take his first win of 2018

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2018 Assen WorldSBK Recap: It's All Double Dutch In WorldSBK

Making predictions for races in WorldSBK 2018 can be a fool's errand. The form book has been thrown out the window on a couple of occasions and that was certainly the case once again at the Assen TT Circuit.

The Magic is still there

Michael van der Mark may no longer go by the moniker of Magic Michael but there was definitely magic in the air at Assen. The Dutch star claimed a double podium at his home round and showed once again that he is a force to be reckoned with. Pressuring Jonathan Rea and beating Chaz Davies in a straight up fight in Race 1 was impressive, but his Race 2 performance shouldn't be underestimated. The pressure was on the 25 year old. A bumper crowd of over 62,000 turned up to cheer him on and VDM didn't disappoint.

His third place finish on Sunday was another example of being able to keep a cool head. Tom Sykes was clear from the field and for Van der Mark the goal became to stand on the rostrum. That meant beating the Ducatis of Xavi Fores and Chaz Davies. The Yamaha rider duly delivered and moved into fourth in the championship standings. Mission accomplished.

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2018 Assen World Supersport Superpole Results: Cats Amongst The Pigeons

World Supersport Superpole qualifying had seventeen riders, Ant West not competing after his Free Practice one crash yesterday, competing for the two promotional spots to take part in the top twelve riders for the front four rows of the grid.

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2018 Assen World Superbike Superpole Results: Surprising Results

Superpole one had nine riders competing for two spots to qualify for Superpole two. Loris Baz and Toprak Razgatlioglu were the quickest two riders of this second group heading into this session. The track was a bit cooler than yesterday. Jake Gagne, after a bruising crash in Free Practice two yesterday, sat this session out, and his team announced on Twitter that he would be missing the Saturday race.

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