WSBK: Assen Race 2 Results

04/26/2009 @ 5:42 pm, by Jensen BeelerADD COMMENTS


It was Ben Spies again who took the holeshot of Race 2. Building off of his performance in Race 1, the American again began building a lead early on in the race. But wait! There’s more, continue reading for the full report from Race 2 of World Superbike at Assen.


Spies seemed to have the race in the bag until he lost the front-end going into Madijk and had a very big crash. That crash essentially gave the race to Haga, who ran unopposed the rest of the remaining laps. Behind Haga, Max Neukirchner was holding down second place until the German had a moment, and went off the track in the Ruskenhoek corner. Fortunately for Neukirchner, that run-off is paved, and he was able to rejoin, but was no longer in touch with the leaders.

For the rest of the field: it took Leon Haslam 10 laps to get past Michel Fabrizio. And just as the podium seemed to be settled, Jakub Smrz got around Fabrizio in the final corner when he made a mistake, allowing Smrz to pass. The end result was the Czech getting his first podium, and the Guandalini Ducati team a much-needed boost.

Results from Race 2 World Superbike at Assen:

Pos Rider Country Bike Diff
1 N. Haga JPN Ducati 1098R  
2 L. Haslam GBR Honda CBR1000RR 2.678
3 J. Smrz CZE Ducati 1098R 4.603
4 M. Fabrizio ITA Ducati 1098R 8.981
5 J. Rea GBR Honda CBR1000RR 12.104
6 T. Sykes GBR Yamaha YZF R1 14.575
7 C. Checa ESP Honda CBR1000RR 17.449
8 S. Byrne GBR Ducati 1098R 17.729
9 M. Neukirchner GER Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 18.167
10 T. Corser AUS BMW S1000 RR 25.056
11 R. Xaus ESP BMW S1000 RR 32.617
12 Y. Kagayama JPN Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 32.688
13 B. Roberts AUS Ducati 1098R 37.415
14 M. Baiocco ITA Kawasaki ZX 10R 55.088
15 L. Scassa ITA Kawasaki ZX 10R 55.325
16 R. Laconi FRA Ducati 1098R 1’18.514
17 R. Resch AUT Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1’30.780
RET T. Hill GBR Honda CBR1000RR 2 Laps
RET M. Tamada JPN Kawasaki ZX 10R 12 Laps
RET R. Kiyonari JPN Honda CBR1000RR 15 Laps
RET D. Checa ESP Yamaha YZF R1 17 Laps
RET D. Salom ESP Kawasaki ZX 10R 17 Laps
RET K. Muggeridge AUS Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 19 Laps
RET S. Easton GBR Kawasaki ZX 10R 19 Laps
RET B. Spies USA Yamaha YZF R1 21 Laps
RET V. Iannuzzo ITA Honda CBR1000RR 21 Laps
RET M. Biaggi ITA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 21 Laps

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