Toprak Razgatlioglu finished fastest in a drying World Superbike warm-up session at Assen ahead of Jonathan Rea and Alvaro Bautista. 

WorldSBK Assen, Netherlands - Warm-up Results
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha1:36.535s
2Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.431s
3Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+0.504s
4Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+0.602s
5Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.755s
6Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+1.669s
7Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+1.706s
8Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+1.729s
9Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+2.117s
10Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+2.178s
11Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+2.690s
12Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+2.702s
13Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+2.792s
14Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+3.205s
15Leandro MercardoARGMIE Honda Racing+4.527s
16Kohta NozaneJPNGRT YamahaNo Time Set
17Andrea MantovaniITAVince64 Racing kawasakiNo Time Set
18Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa DucatiNo Time Set
19Loris CressonBELPedercini KawasakiNo Time Set

After a 50 minutes delay due to standing water on track, a revised 10 minute warm-up session saw Kohta Nozane encounter immediate issues. The Japanese rider pulled off the circuit just after leaving the pits. 

Lucas Mahias and Jonas Folger have been ruled out of today’s action following their race one crashes.

Race One

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

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.