Assen BSB: UPDATE: Ellison wins after Lowes exclusion

Indeed, Brookes was just one of several front runners to prop up the retirements' list in the second race of the day, the Australian having survived chaos around him only to drop the Tyco Suzuki by himself into the final corner on lap eight and suffer a potentially critical DNF.

He was joined on the sidelines by Tommy Bridewell and Noriyuki Haga, the former losing the Milwaukee Yamaha as he was overtaking the former World Superbike rider for fourth on lap four, in turn taking the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki man out with him.

Their dismissal duly paved the way for Tyco Suzuki's PJ Jacobsen to claim his maiden BSB podium, the American getting some much deserved luck on his side on a day where he had been forced to battle back from a lowly starting position brought on by technical issues in qualifying.

With Jacobsen finishing well ahead of the chasing pack, Ryuichi Kiyonari picked up his best finish since Oulton Park in third, the former champion fending off the attentions of Jon Kirkham and James Westmoreland on their Buildbase BMWs.

A positive end to an otherwise dismal weekend, Chris Walker crossed the line sixth, ahead of Peter Hickman, Bathams Honda stand-in Danny De Boer and Dan Linfoot.

A race of high attrition, just 13 riders would reach the chequered flag even prior to Lowes's removal from the results, with Barry Burrell, Lee Costello and Aaron Zanotti assuming the remainder of the points available.

Tagged as: Honda , Byrne , Assen , lowes

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Alex Lowes and Shane Byrne - picture credit
Alex Lowes - Samsung Honda [pic credit: Honda UK]
James Ellison Milwaukee Yamaha - picture credit
James Ellison Milwaukee Yamaha - picture credit Ian Hopgood Photography
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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September 22, 2013 4:34 PM

Another so called racing incident by Alex!!! just like the James Ellison one at Oulton park!!! but isn't it strange he didn't call the incident with Sofuoglu at Silverstone a racing incident and hung around that ginger TV presenter trying to get his 2P worth in!!! Shakey is a much more worthy racer and why isn't Alex penalised for his poor racing behaviour, like Alex said at the podium at Silverstone this is a non contact sport... I rest my case, the organisers need to deal with him before someone gets hurt...

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