News 13 Apr 2019

Sykes fastest in Friday practice at Assen WorldSBK

Krummenacher and Gonzalez top WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 classes.

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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team’s Tom Sykes has topped Friday practice at Assen’s fourth round of the 2019 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) in The Netherlands.

Just 0.031s separated the top five, however it was Sykes who lodged a quick-time of 1m35.414s, narrowly edging out Kawasaki Racing Team duo Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam.

Markus Reiterberger (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) was fourth ahead of home favourite Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Official, as championship leader Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) was sixth.

In WorldSSP, Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) set the pace ahead of teammate Federico Caricasulo, who was less than a tenth behind, while Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) concluded the top three.

The WorldSSP300 class saw round one winner Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) recorded the fastest time over Robert Schotman (Kawasaki Motoport) and Scott Deroue (Kawasaki Motoport), as Australians Tom Edwards (ParkinGo Team Kawasaki), Tom Bramich (Nutec – RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki) and Jack Hyde (2R Racing Team Kawasaki) wound up in positions nine, 29, and 42 respectively.

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