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)

  • Westward

    By default Melandri wins by having the hottest girlfriend in WBSK and arguably the whole of motorcycle racing…

  • Rob

    who the HELL sent Checa out on RAINS?!

  • Why, oh, why doesn’t have the magazine version of the last two races online? *POUT*

  • Damo


    I agree 150%!!!

  • David Dungan

    The Real question is “Who Let Checa start the race with Rains”? He could of come
    in from the pace lap and changed to slicks and started from the Pit Lane …. But Noooooo!