WorldSBK standings after the second race in Assen:
Assen, The Netherlands
WorldSSP standings after the fourth race of the season:
The second World Superbike race of the weekend was twenty one laps on a warm day as the track was warmed up to 30ºC.
A windy morning chilled the track temperature to 21ºC in spite of the air being 20ºC, World Supersport would be an 18 lap race around the historic Assen track.
WorldSBK standings after race 1 at Assen:
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.
Twenty one laps of the historic Assen circuit and the weather was warm, but not as warm as yesterday, meaning nobody had detailed tyre data for long runs in these conditions.
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.
Michael van der Mark heads to Saturday in provisional pole position, ahead of Marco Melandri and independant rider Michael Ruben Rinaldi. Jonathan Rea was unable to improve on his earlier time. Loris Baz and Toprak Razgatlioglu are the favourites for promition in Superpole one, with Jordi Torres knocking Baz to eleventh place with his time set in Free Practice two.
Luke Stapleford in fourth and Raffaele De Rosa in fifth were the quickest non-Yamahas, behind Randy Krummenacher, Sandro Cortese and Jules Cluzel. Lots of laps were deleted after riders rode on the green paint on a couple of corners trying to find a fast lap. Everyone in the top ten improved on their times from this morning with Sheridan Morais and Ayrton Badovini in the favourite spots for promotion in Superpole two.
Ant West's crash this morning has ruled him out for the remainder of the weekend.