Photo: It Doesn’t Get Any Closer Than This at Assen

04/23/2012 @ 10:56 am, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

If you haven’t seen World Superbike’s Race 2 at Assen yet, you will want to stop reading now. Battling for the last spot on the podium, Eugene Laverty, Marco Melandri, and Leon Haslam put on a great charge to the finish line. With Laverty getting some distant away from the two factory BMW Motorrad riders, Melandri and Haslam were left fighting for fourth and the bragging rights of beating the other.

Though Melandri was leading coming onto the straightaway, Haslam had the momentum coming out of the final turn, and as the pair crossed the line, both thought they had beaten their teammate. Coming down to a photo finish, we can see that Melandri maintained his position by only a few inches, and officially finished 0.002 seconds ahead of Haslam.

Source: Manuela Raffaeta (Twitter)