2011 WSS Assen Race Result - Crash-Filled Race Ends With Comfortable Victory

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.


Pos No. Rider Country Bike Diff
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  

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

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Think you meant "97dBA is allowed". 197dBa would do structural damage to the surrounding buildings :)

So what brand of pipe was Tamburini using?

Thanks for that. It's actually 107 dB/A, not 197. As you point out, they would have been people deafened across half of Europe if the bikes produced that much noise!