Toseland was hoping for a double for his Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team at their home round but the hard riding Xerox Ducati rider wasn't having it. They were joined on the podium by Alstare Corona Extra Suzuki's Max Biaggi who is second in the championship behind Toseland.

Troy Corser was the only one of the two Yamaha Italia's to finish as Haga retired after five laps. Corser finished fourth following his crash in race one which left him winded.

Roberto Rolfo, team-mate to Toseland had a better outing in race two finishing in fifth place.

WSBK race result (2) - Assen:

1. Troy Bayliss
2. James Toseland
3. Max Biaggi
4. Troy Corser
5. Roberto Rolfo
6. Michel Fabrizio
7. Max Neukirchner
8. Fonsi Nieto
9. Jakub Smrz
10. Regis Laconi