Jonathan Rea was delighted to bring home a second double victory in just four rounds and admitted he had been under pressure 'to deliver' at Assen, a track he counts among his favourites.

With nearest title contender Leon Haslam failing to finish either race on the podium Rea's maximum point haul saw him extend his championship lead to 50 points.

"I feel awesome to win two races here," said the 28-year old. "Today has been amazing and like in Thailand I need to sit down and savour this moment. There was a lot of pressure on me coming here, everyone talking about how Assen was my circuit, so I am just happy to deliver."

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Neither of Rea's wins came easy as, like in race one at Aragon, he needed to pass early leader Tom Sykes and then ward off Chaz Davies towards the end on both occasions.

A different tyre choice in race two aided his cause and the Northern Irishman believes the timing of his decision to push through to the front played a crucial role in the final result.

"We chose a different rear tyre in race two and it worked out well. [It] was slightly different because I knew Tom would be fast in the beginning. The race was a bit faster at the start and slower at the end because of that. When Chaz put a pass on me and I saw Tom slowing I knew that it could end up to be a messy fight so I wanted to get straight back into the lead and make it my race.

This one is for all my mechanics who have been working tirelessly and all the people at KHI. Hopefully now we can go to Imola and do a similar job - but this one feels very special."