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Checa grabs last gasp Assen win

Race one winner Rea completed the podium after never quite being able to get on terms with the leaders, though the Castrol Honda man is another to have benefitted from a much appreciated large points' haul today.

Following the mechanical dramas of race one, Leon Camier bounced back for a strong fourth place finish, the Aprilia rider unlucky to lose time in the pack early on as he matched the leaders' pace in clear air. He also comes away a new race lap record of 1min 36.476secs.

Leon Haslam was rewarded with fifth after an afternoon spent busily defending from those behind, the BMW rider leading a close pack of Eugene Laverty, Michel Fabrizio, Haga, Jakub Smrz – who got a terrible start from second to end lap one in 15th – and Sylvain Guintoli.

Having shown promise during the opening race, Tom Sykes had to make do with just 14th and 11th place finishes, marginally ahead of Kawasaki team-mate Joan Lascorz.

Maxime Berger and Supersonic Ducati are off the mark after the Frenchman finished in 13th – his first finish of the year - ahead of Ruben Xaus and Ayrton Badovini.

Chris Vermeulen, meanwhile, did not start the second race having retired early in the first.



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jimmy - Unregistered

April 17, 2011 4:21 PM

If you think rules for Ducati are unfair, where were the other Dukes then? Smrz, Guintoli, Berger... all deep in the field. This is Checa's season. Just like Biaggi finally made it last year, Checa will lift the well deserved cup at the end of this season.

elite talking poopsy - Unregistered

April 17, 2011 4:26 PM

Elite, please dont spout drivel, Haga's bike is slowwwwwwwww compared to the factory Aprillia's he is like 14th fastest on the straightaway, he was getting overtaken by a Duke on the straight , unlike Biaggi who can just gas it away on corner exit thereby undoing any of the gains his rivals have made on him during the preceeding corners. This technique doesnt work for Camier who weights 20 kg more ! besides Max did well, he just cant battle, fast as F*** but not a fighter we've seen it plenty of times before.



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