WSS » Assen - Race results

Full race results for the third round of the 2013 World Supersport Championship at Assen, the Netherlands.

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paul endicott - Unregistered

April 28, 2013 1:32 PM

what a great race Lowes was awesome never seen him keep his head like that, i don't know what Alex and Sam have had for breakfast recently but they really have come on fantastically and its great to see them now start getting results British Bike racing for the future is Bright.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 28, 2013 1:34 PM

Good race from Sam, good to see some clean racing, only reservation would be that Sam had over 6/10's of a second on Kenan in qualifying. Hope Kenan gets his setup squared away in the next rounds, R6 is a quick bike, Leonov was plenty fast (1/2 second behind Kenan) in QP too, so lets not get too excited.

Go Kenan!!! Good for Sam, R6/ZXKR look to be the best bikes to be on at Assen this year.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 28, 2013 3:39 PM

Sam would be better off on a factory R1 in WSBK than following Gino Rea in to Moto2. Listening to Cal give lip service on eurosport was a hoot, I think he needs to learn espanol before he gets a factory ride though.


April 28, 2013 3:41 PM

Was a great race, I think Assen suited the R6 tad better than the ZX 6R. Not long enough straights to make use of the Ninja's better top end. Towards the end it looked like Kenan had chewed his rear tyre a bit too much, the bike was moving about in a lot of places. Coming into final corner Kenan wanted to cover the inside but I assume he moved back to the racing line too soon thinking Sam would dive round the outside. Congrats to Sam, will be a let off if the title doesn't go to the wire.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 28, 2013 3:48 PM

Yeah it was clear Sam's rear tire grip was much better than Kenan's. Kenan's bike was all over the place and he cooked his tires (I believe) a little when he glided off line earlier in the race. Sam's team and bike are easily setup and out of the box SO MUCH SOONER on race weekends than the Kawasaki's, but the ZXR6 is a quick bike. I dont know if it's Kenan's suspension or what but they need to figure out why it's taking them so long to get to terms with Sam's pace out the gates. It's clear the weather played a hand in Kenan being outside of 1/2 a second from Sam, closer to Leonov's pace than Sam's, so Kawasaki need to get the setup issues sorted out otherwise its gonna be Sam with superior pace vs Kenan having to out wit and use every bit of trick in the bag to surpass Sam and his bike during the race.

Kenan has to keep his team happy when hes not happy. Priority 1.

Ray Goodyear - Unregistered

April 28, 2013 5:35 PM

Dont talk ar.. Prof-x. Sofuoglus bike was clearly much quicker than Lowes. He blasted past him half way round the last lap and luckily Lowes outbraked him on the last corner. Surprised Sofuoglu didnt go into one of his spoilt brat fits this time.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 28, 2013 9:00 PM

yeah good year, thats why Sam was 6/10s faster than him in qualifying and Leonov was closer to Kenan than Sam was. The slowest parts of the track is where the riders spend most of the time, a bike thats fastest in a straight line has a decisive advantage, but is not the fastest over a lap, all you have to do is look at Ducati to figure that one out. Some people cant see passed straight line speed tho. Kenan struggling to find setup in warmup is a bad sign for that team, and he still dusted Foret.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 28, 2013 9:04 PM


and if you actually watch the race you could see Sam was much happier on the rear end of his bike, riding wider and looking for the more aggressive corner exits. Good for Sam, he made those tires last, thats probably the most remarkable feat of what he did. As for Kenan he probably left a little to early in an attempt to keep the mid pack from trying to swamp him like last race, hoping for better weather so Kenan can get his bike setup properly next race.

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