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2022 Assen World Superbike Race Two Result: Incidents And Penalties Akimbo

The final race of the weekend, World Superbike race two, remained windy, with the wind battering the cameras and brollies. Alvaro Bautista starts the race a place behind his Superpole race finishing position on track due to a decision by race direction; a track limit infringement. The temperature rose to 15ºC, a not great improvement on this morning's cold conditions.

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2022 Assen World Superbike Superpole Race Result: Will There Be Cake?

The Superpole race at Assen had everyone using the same SC-X rear tyre on a cold 20ºC track temperature. The start was delayed by Gabriele Ruiu sticking his hand up, but in spite of him waving people off when his bike restarted, riders at the front waved for a stop due to the delay. Jonathan Rea kept off his bike and hugged his front tyre for warmth. The restarted race would be nine laps in stead of the usual ten and should be decided in under fifteen minutes. Ruiu was moved to the back of the grid for the knife-fight-in-a-phone-booth restart.

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2022 Assen World Superbike Superpole Result: Windy Weather Wobbles

Assen is a track that doesn't rely on long straights to provide entertainment, with sweeping corners and fast chicanes challenging riders and providing close racing. The top three men in the title chase sit in the top three places heading into this session, with Iker Lecuona fourth quickest. Eugene Laverty was unable to take part in Superpole after being declared unfit after Free Practice one yesterday.

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2022 Assen World Superbike FP2 Result: Bautista Quickest In Red-Flagged Session

Six minutes in, Iker Lecuona crashed at turn three, bringing out the red flags. After a while, Lecuona got to his feet, assisted by marshals, and the track was cleared. Leon Camier made an appearance on two wheels, ferrying Lecuona back to his garage on a HRC scooter. He was declared fit after examination. Alvaro Bautista was quickest after the red flag, deposing Jonathan Rea and improving on his morning's time in the process. After fifteen minutes, Alvaro Bautista improved his lead, ahead of Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu. 

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2022 Assen World Superbike FP1 Result: Razgatlioglu Leads Lecuona

Toprak Razgatlioglu was quickest throughout most of the session, putting himself on top twenty minutes in and holding the top spot until the flag. Behind him, Iker Lecuona was second quickest ahead of the Ducatis of Alvaro Bautista and Michael Ruben Rinaldi. Jonathan Rea and Garrett Gerloff rounded out the top six while Scott Redding was ninth quickest, twelve places better than his returning BMW teammate Michael van der Mark. 

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