Results and summary of the World Supersport race at Assen:
Chaz Davies has taken his debut victory in the World Supersport class, winning with a comfortable margin. Davies remained calm after two big crashes caused the race to be red-flagged and restarted twice, and in the end, Davies escaped to take an easy win.
The first two attempts at the World Supersport races resulted in two horrific looking crashes. In race one, Sam Lowes suffered a huge highside which saw him tumbling head-over-heels through the gravel outside of Ossebroeken. The Parkalgar Honda rider was lucky to escape relatively unharmed, suffering a concussion, but quickly regaining consciousness and only hurting his shoulder in the crash. The second restart was red-flagged after Alex Lundh and Marko Jerman flip off their bikes on the exit of the GT Chicane, Jerman being clipped on the way out. Again, both riders were relatively unhurt, Lundh fracturing his wrist, Jerman suffering cuts to his neck.
On the third restart, the riders finally got away cleanly. Davies led into Turn 1, with Gino Rea and Florian Marino contending behind him. Though Rea and Marino challenged the ParkinGO Yamaha rider, in the end, they could not get past him, and Davies started to build a lead. His advantage would go unchallenged for the the remainder of the race.
Neither Marino nor Rea would make it onto the podium, however. Championship leader - and Davies' teammate - Luca Scassa was on the back of Marino and Rea, but got a little over-exuberant on the entry to De Bult, taking out the rear of Marino's Honda and taking both of them down. Rea would fare no better, crashing out of his own accord at the Ramshoek.
The crashes gifted Fabien Foret a 2nd place finish, the other Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider having kept his head. Behind Foret, Broc Parkes decided a four-way battle for the final podium spot, the Motocard.com holding off Robbin Harms, David Salom and Massimo Roccoli to clinch 3rd.
|1||7||C. DAVIES||GBR||Yamaha YZF R6|
|2||99||F. FORET||FRA||Honda CBR600RR||7.236|
|3||23||B. PARKES||AUS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||8.084|
|4||127||R. HARMS||DEN||Honda CBR600RR||8.191|
|5||44||D. SALOM||ESP||Kawasaki ZX-6R||9.122|
|6||55||M. ROCCOLI||ITA||Kawasaki ZX-6R||9.222|
|7||77||J. ELLISON||GBR||Honda CBR600RR||14.616|
|8||117||M. PRAIA||POR||Honda CBR600RR||32.623|
|9||60||V. IVANOV||UKR||Honda CBR600RR||40.668|
|10||38||B. NEMETH||HUN||Honda CBR600RR||40.727|
|11||10||I. TOTH||HUN||Honda CBR600RR||41.439|
|12||28||P. SZKOPEK||POL||Honda CBR600RR||54.039|
|13||8||B. CHESAUX||SUI||Honda CBR600RR||56.749|
|14||91||D. DELL'OMO||ITA||Triumph Daytona 675||57.345|
|15||95||R. MURESAN||ROU||Honda CBR600RR||1'03.893|
|16||4||G. REA||GBR||Honda CBR600RR||1'14.746|
|17||33||Y. POLZER||AUT||Yamaha YZF R6||1'15.031|
|18||19||M. PIROTTA||AUS||Honda CBR600RR||1'24.870|
|RET||57||K. BOS||NED||Yamaha YZF R6||2 Laps|
|RET||31||V. IANNUZZO||ITA||Kawasaki ZX-6R||5 Laps|
|RET||53||J. VAN DER AA||NED||Yamaha YZF R6||5 Laps|
|RET||21||F. MARINO||FRA||Honda CBR600RR||8 Laps|
|RET||9||L. SCASSA||ITA||Yamaha YZF R6||9 Laps|
|RET||87||L. MARCONI||ITA||Yamaha YZF R6||9 Laps|
|RET||34||R. QUARMBY||RSA||Triumph Daytona 675||12 Laps|
|RET||69||O. JEZEK||CZE||Honda CBR600RR||15 Laps|
|NS||11||S. LOWES||GBR||Honda CBR600RR|
|NS||5||A. LUNDH||SWE||Honda CBR600RR|
|NS||25||M. JERMAN||SLO||Triumph Daytona 675|
|EX||22||R. TAMBURINI||ITA||Yamaha YZF R6|
Roberto Tamburini crossed the line in 8th position, but was later disqualified for exceeding the noise limits (116 dB/A where 107dB/A is allowed