Sylvain Guintoli has seen off an intense five-way battle to secure the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 its maiden MCE British Superbike race victory as Leon Haslam edged clear at the top of the BSB standings.

In a race weekend which promised the big BSB stars to shine, Assen's race two delivered with an frantic fight between the biggest names in the championship as Guintoli grabbed his first win of the year, and the new Suzuki’s maiden victory, ahead of Josh Brookes on the Anvil Hire Yamaha and championship leader Haslam in third.

While Shane Byrne and James Ellison led the early running the pair were eventually reeled in by the podium trio but the top positions changed on multiple occasions to provide fantastic action at Assen.

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With Guintoli triumphing, Brookes’s runner-up spot sees him keep hold of second place in the BSB championship trailing Haslam by 32 points heading to the triple-header season finale at Brands Hatch.

Ellison held on to fourth place to demote defending BSB champion Byrne to fifth place which means he stays third in the riders’ standings and 33 points behind Haslam.

Behind the front five BSB Showdown contender Peter Hickman held off Jake Dixon, Christian Iddon and Dan Linfoot for sixth place as Bradley Ray rounded out the top ten further back.

John Hopkins secured 11th for Moto Rapido Ducati with Honda’s Jason O’Halloran now out of the running for the title after finishing a lowly 13th place. Glenn Irwin and Michael Laverty rounded out the points places.

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Well there you have it.  The new Suzook wins.  That bike has got the chops.

New Fireblade?  Puhleeze.

Bradley Ray... The new kid on the block! He's one to watch out for!

Nice one Guinters! Great ride! Best of all is that hybrid French / Derby accent! Comedy gold!

Great day of BSB racing!

@reinmacre

Guess you  don't watch BSB then

The new blade won last time out, so before the gsxr

Got to love Guinters.

 Great to see Sylvain on the top step.

 IMO he is as good a rider as any on the BSB grid, hope Bennetts can challenge consistently next year.

Congratulations Sylvain! Great result for Guinters & Bennetts. I am very happy to see Sylvain doing well, such a nice guy & hard working. The team have done a lot of work to get the new Suzuki to this point. Yes the new blade has had some success, but really I expect more from the big H. BSB great racing, plenty of action & passing. Ten different winners in BSB this year. WSBK on the other hand rather predictable. World superbikes not exciting at the moment.

The last round of BSB should be awesome, can't wait.