News 14 Apr 2019

Assen WorldSBK race one postponed as Bautista claims pole

Race one shifted to Sunday, Superpole race cancelled in The Netherlands.

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Following a snowstorm hitting the TT Circuit Assen early in the afternoon, race one of The Netherlands’ fourth stop on the 2019 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) has been postponed to Sunday, prompting the cancellation of the Superpole race.

Bautista will start from pole in both races after lodging a quick-time of 1m34.740s, edging home favourite Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Official) and Markus Reiterberger (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team).

Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Official) and Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) closed out the top five, while reigning champion Jonothan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) was an uncharacteristic eighth.

In WorldSSP, Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) claim pole in a red-flagged outing due to oil spilling onto the circuit, he’ll be joined on the front row by teammate Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) and Raffaele De Rosa (MV AGUSTA Reparto Corse).

The WorldSSP300 class saw Indonesian talent Galang Hendra Pratama (Semakin Di Depan Biblion Motoxracing) top the timesheets to claim pole over Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) and Mika Perez (Scuderia Maranga Racing), as Australians Jack Hyde (2R Racing Team Kawasaki), Tom Edwards (ParkinGo Team Kawasaki), and Tom Bramich (Nutec – RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki) wound up in positions 16, 28, and 32 respectively.

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