Ducati rider Scott Redding dominated FP3 at the Dutch WorldSBK in Assen - setting the fastest lap of the weekend so far. 

WorldSBK Assen, Netherlands - Free Practice Results (3)
1Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati1:34.108s
2Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha+0.566s
3Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+0.595s
4Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.600s
5Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+0.637s
6Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.686s
7Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+0.702s
8Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+0.783s
9Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+0.824s
10Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+1.092s
11Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+1.120s
12Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+1.196s
13Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+1.597s
14Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+1.613s
15Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+1.826s
16Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+2.196s
17Leandro MercardoARGMIE Honda Racing+2.404s
18Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+2.503s
19Andrea MantovaniITAVince64 Racing kawasaki+3.144s
20Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+3.879s
21Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK TeamNo Time Set

After struggling to make the Pirelli tyres work on Friday, WorldSBK championship leader Toprak Razgatlioglu was in fine form to begin race day #1 at Assen. The Pata Yamaha rider finished second fastest.

The most impressive race run came from Redding who was regularly setting mid 1m 34s laps, before a 1:34.108s put him over five tenths clear of Razgatlioglu. 

Michael Van Der Mark cut a frustrated figure in front of his home crowd as technical issues meant he was unable to set a lap time. 

Chaz Davies continued his strong start to the weekend as he closed out the final practice session in third, just ahead of Alex Lowes. 

Free Practice Two

Six-time world champion Jonathan Rea ends day-one of the Dutch WorldSBK fastest for Kawasaki. 

Rea found early improvements on his best time from FP1 as he led the way from Tom Sykes. Scott Redding then went second before Sykes responded by going fastest. However, it was a short-lived spell at the top for the BMW rider as Rea went fastest on his very next lap. 

Garrett Gerloff had a very strong opening day at Assen following the news of his one-year extension with Yamaha on Thursday. The American finished second overall after exchanging top spot on several occasions with Rea late on.

Alvaro Bautista enjoyed a much better start to the weekend compared to recent rounds, as a late time attack run saw him finish third quickest.

Lucas Mahias had an early fall at turn ten whilst following fellow Kawasaki rider Rea. The Frenchman recovered to take an impressive sixth place.

Free Practice One

Scott Redding finished WorldSBK FP1 at Assen fastest in what was an impressive opening session for Ducati. 

The top three in the championship - Toprak Razgatlioglu, Rea and Redding, locked out the front three positions with Davies fourth for much of FP1, however, it was Redding who looked strongest. 

The Ducati man was the only rider able to break the 1m 34s barrier during the opening two stints. 

With 12 minutes remaining, Davies was next to break into the 1m 34s barrier as he went second behind Redding. 

Rinaldi then made it a 1-2-3 for the Italian manufacturer, before Rea managed to grab second place +0.078s down on Redding. 

Leandro Mercado finally made his return to action with MIE Racing Honda after being absent since the opening round in Aragon. Chassis and Electronic upgrades were needed in order for the Argentine to return to racing. 

After missing round four due to injury, GRT Yamaha rider Kohta Nozane was back in action during FP1. 

Wildcard rider Andrea Mantovani made his WorldSBK debut with Vince64 Racing aboard a Kawasaki ZX10-RR. 

Jonathan Rea holds the most wins at Assen of all current riders (7), while Alvaro Bautista is the last rider to win in WorldSBK at the Dutch circuit (2019).