Jonathan Rea regains the World Superbike championship lead thanks to victory in race one at Assen.  

WorldSBK Assen, Netherlands - Race Results (1)
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team21 Laps
2Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+3.093s
3Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha+3.214s
4Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+4.478s
5Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+6.139s
6Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+7.901s
7Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+11.182s
8Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+14.495s
9Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+19.044s
10Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+19.231s
11Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+33.244s
12Leandro MercardoARGMIE Honda Racing+33.462s
13Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+1 Lap
14Andrea MantovaniITAVince64 Racing kawasaki+1 Lap
15Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMWDNF
16Tito RabatSPABarni DucatiDNF
17Kohta NozaneJPNGRT YamahaDNF
18Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki PuccettiDNF
19Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It DucatiDNF
20Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamDNF
21Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRCDNF

Toprak Razgatlioglu made the perfect launch as he took the lead into turn one from Rea, however, the Pata Yamaha rider gave the lead straight back to Rea at turn three as he ran slightly wide. 

On lap four, Razgatlioglu made his second overtake for the lead (turn one once again), as a top three including Scott Redding separated themselves at the front. However, Rea used his pace advantage in sector two to regain the lead on lap six. 

After getting past Razgatlioglu on lap seven, Redding made a mistake while following Rea at turn five which cost himself and Razgatlioglu over a second. It was a margin that proved too much to close down as Rea started to pull away. 

With two laps remaining, Jonas Folger suffered a big crash at turns 6-7 which brought out an immediate red flag. 

Alvaro Bautista’ troubles continued as he crashed on lap two at turn seven. On lap three there was even more drama as Michael Rinaldi and Alex Lowes crashed from the top five. 

Lucas Mahias and Kohta Nozane crashed out at the final couple of corners (lap 13) - incidents were unrelated. 

Tom Sykes and Garrett Gerloff produced stunning riders from the rear of the grid - Sykes claiming seventh and Gerloff sixth. 

Victory for Rea means he’s the first rider ever to win 13 times at one circuit.