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Assen WSB results

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There was some intense racing at Assen earlier today that saw Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia) win Race 1 against a fast closing Tom Sykes (Kawasaki). Jonathan Rea finished third aboard his Honda. Sykes might have had time to take the win if not for the race ending with a red flag.

In Race 2, Jonathan Rea came back to win the race in wet weather ahead of second place Alex Lowes (Suzuki). Davide Giugliani (Ducati) took third. Sykes finished 4th in Race 2, and leaves with an even larger points lead in the championship.

For additional details, results in points visit the official WSB site.

16 Comments

  1. Norm G. says:

    dirck, I officially grant you permission to recycle this pic for your next WSBK headline.

  2. Ricardo says:

    WSBK rules, Motogp is becoming a boring race, I am having second toughts about going to the Indianapolis race this year…bring WSBK to Indy!!!

    • Norm G. says:

      re: “I am having second (thoughts) about going to the Indianapolis race”

      here’s a thought, attend anyway.

      I no longer go to see races (what, like i’ve never seen a race?) no, I go because I recognize any money i DON’T SPEND ultimately harms motorcycling. and when motorcycling is harmed, it’s only a matter of time before the BLOWBACK negatively impacts me.

      see entry for the loss of much of mrr programming with the FoxSports takeover. see entry for the “omnishambles” that is AMA. lot of blame to go round on that one. it ain’t just the tossers on high. it’s the tossers on LOW.

  3. Hateraide says:

    Why is this a thing now? Can’t you put a generic photo related to assen or wsbk instead of a full on spoiler of who won?

    • mickey says:

      You don’t go to the interweb the day following a race if you don’t expect to see news about it on Motorcycle news related websites. I was out leading a group of riders passing thru my area Sunday and missed the MotoGP. I knew to not go to the MotoGP website or Motorcycle Daily website until Monday afternoon, AFTER, I had a chance to watch the recorded race.

      and every year you guys claim how no one is interested in MotoGP anymore, that WSBK is where it’s at, and every year the reports on MCdaily re: WSBK races will have less than 1/2 dozen comments while the reports on MotoGP will have 5 or 6 times that many.

    • Norm G. says:

      I’m going to allow it. MD will tell ya, reporting on racing (nevermind allowing commenting on it) really isn’t their forte, so it might be better if we just enjoy the fact that they do it at all.

      • Hateraide says:

        No, that’s not a valid reason. I reflexively click on this link because it is in my top visited shortcuts bookmark bar and there it is the result way before I got to see the race. I don’t want to have to throw the circuit breaker on my home and work until I see the race. There is no valid reason to post spoilers like this. It is just dumb. They can report on it all they want, I couldn’t care less. But do not post spoilers in the title or pictures of the winner. Why the f@@@ would you do that? If I was fanatical about bike racing I would be pissed.

        • Dirck Edge says:

          Glad you’re not pissed.

        • Norm G. says:

          re: “I reflexively click on this link because it is in my top visited shortcuts bookmark bar and there it is the result way before I got to see the race.”

          dude, are you really going to make me give you the speech on what it means to be an adult…?

          if you’re SOOOO undisciplined with the internet that you have to figuratively “throw a breaker” to avoid seeing results…? well then I guess that’s what you have to do. but that’s YOUR burden, nobody’s obligated to lighten it for you…?

          stop blaming others, and take RESPONSIBILITY for what it is you’re doing. end of.

          • TimC says:

            Well, it’s like the little button rats push that dispense opiates or whatnot. Haven’t you seen all the “internet addiction” hoo ha in “The News” lately??

  4. Norm G. says:

    In Race 2 (after a restart), Jonathan Rea came back to win the race in wet weather ahead of second place Alex Lowes (Suzuki). Davide Giugliani (Ducati) took third. Sylvain Guintoli, who led the original start, took a digger the second time ’round denying his championship run the opportunity of a “Double”.

    • Philip says:

      Was it actually dry in the first race? Amazing. Kinda quiet over here on the World Supers comment thread. The old “If a tree falls in the forest…” thing.

      • Norm G. says:

        re: “Kinda quiet over here on the World Supers comment thread.”

        A: not many purists left. when gone I am, last of the Jedi will you be. (700 year old green creature voice)

        • Dave says:

          With WSBK no longer airing on mainstream (semi-mainstream?) networks, nobody is seeing the races to talk about them.

          Conversely, there is no Moto2 reporting an most moto websites, even though that is more accessible to Americans than WSBK at this point.

          • Scotty says:

            Superbikes, Moto2 and Moto3 are all out outstanding racing, and all pretty much underreported.

          • Norm G. says:

            re: “With WSBK no longer airing on mainstream (semi-mainstream?) networks, nobody is seeing the races to talk about them.”

            at the risk of complimenting Ezpelata, the WSBK website starting this season, offers a subscription like they’ve been doing for some time with MotoGP. prior to this, the Europsport feed was being dumped to Youtube for at least 2, maybe even 3 seasons…? I know, ’cause I’ve used it from time to time to catch races I missed.

            the races were/are out there and readily accessible from the smart phones and tablets we all know they have in their hand, and are constantly glued to. however (comma) the unfortunate reality is just like I said…

            the purists are gone. the mrr fan-BASE now is mostly composed of “fan-BOYS”. example, fanboys will watch a grandprix on television, see a camera shot showing the carpark FILLED with motorbikes…? but never make the mental connection that everything those people in sitting in the stands on the hillsides rode in on is production kit (ZERO prototypes)…?

            production kit that they THEMSELVES own, production kit they actively discuss in model specific forums, and production kit being raced over in WSBK, sometimes the EXACT SAME WEEKEND…!!?! like this past weekend for example.