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Scassa to 'learn' from Assen accident

Luca Scassa is already looking towards his home round of Monza after crashing out of the World Supersport race at Assen.
Luca Scassa says he will learn and move on from his spectacular exit out of the third round of the World Supersport Championship at Assen, one that saw his advantage in the overall standings slashed to three points.

The Italian was involved in the lead fight with ParkinGO Yamaha team-mate Chaz Davies during the first two starts, only for both to be aborted due to red flags.

At the third time of asking, Scassa was nudged down the order through the opening few corners, necessitating a fight back into the lead group.

However, Scassa's progress came to a dramatic halt mid-way through the race when he clipped the back of Florian Marino's Ten Kate Honda, sending them both off the track.

A frustrating end for Scassa, who had started from pole position, he nonetheless remains in the lead of the overall standings, three points up on Broc Parkes.

“The race was very stressful due to the three race starts. Everything was under control in first two races, I was sitting nicely in the lead before we were red flagged. Unfortunately the third time around I didn't get off to a very good start.

“I had difficulty overtaking and when Marino seemed to slow down, I just lost control of the bike. I've learnt a lesson and hopefully it won't happen again. I have to be tougher from the start and get my head down and just go. I'll make up for it in Monza!”



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CD - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 4:36 PM

I seem to remember Chaz leading both races when they were red flagged...........OK it was just after Chaz had taken the lead when Sam had his highside, so technically it would go back a lap but ..... :) Go Chaz!



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