World Supersport Assen, Netherlands - Race Results (2)

Results from race two, round four of the 2021 World Supersport Championship at Assen.
Dominique Aegerter, Philipp Oettl and Steven Odendaal, Dutch WorldSSP Race1, 24 July 2021
Dominique Aegerter, Philipp Oettl and Steven Odendaal, Dutch WorldSSP…
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Dominique Aegerter has completed a second WorldSSP double of the season, while championship rival Steven Odendaal loses vital points following a turn five crash. 

WorldSSP Assen, Netherlands - Race Results (2)
1Dominique AegerterSWITen Kate Racing Yamaha18 Laps
2Philipp OettlGERKawasaki Puccetti Racing+7.697s
3Randy KrummenacherSWIEAB Racing Yamaha+8.119s
4Luca BernardiSMRCM Racing Yamaha+9.817s
5Jules CluzelFRAGMT94 Yamaha+9.852s
6Manuel GonzalezSPAYamaha Parkingo Racing+9.952s
7Can OncuTURKawasaki Puccetti Racing+10.360s
8Niki TuuliFINMV Agusta Corsa Clienti+14.282s
9Marc AlcobaSPAYamaha MS Racing+14,305s
10Vertti TakalaFINKallio Racing Yamaha+26.475s
11Kevin ManfrediITAAltogo Yamaha Racing+26.679s
12Peter SebestyenHUNEvan Bros Yamaha+26.899s
13Steven OdendaalSAEvan Bros Yamaha+27.540s
14Sheridan MoraisPORWojcik Racing Team+28.443s
15Michel FabrizioITAG.A.P Motozoo Puccetti Kawasaki Racing+33.004s
16Leonardo TacciniITAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+33.021s
17Eemeli LahtiFINHRP Suzuki+45.727s
18Stephane FrossardSWIJura Vitesse Moto Team Yamaha+45.780s
19Luigi MontellaITAChiodo Racing Yamaha+50.786s
20Maria HerreraSPABiblion Yamaha Motoxracing+51.649s
21Eduardo Montero HuertaSPADK Motorsport Yamaha+1 Lap
22Pawel SzkopekPOLYamaha MS Racing+1 Lap
23Mattia CasadeiITAVFT RacingDNF
24Federico CaricasuloITAGMT94 YamahaDNF
25Federico FuligniITAVFT Racing YamahaDNF
26Daniel WebbGBRWRP Wepol Yamaha RacingDNF
27Raffaele De RosaITAOrelac Racing KawasakiDNF
28Galang Hendra PratamaINDTen Kate Racing YamahaDNF

Just like race one, Philipp Oettl made his way past both Aegerter and Odendaal for the lead on lap one. 

Championship contenders Aegerter and Odendaal battled hard behind race leader Oettl, but on lap five, Aegerter got ahead of the German rider while Odendaal was relegated to fourth. Odendaal’s battle with Jules Cluzel was proving a costly one as the pair lost over a second to Aegerter and Oettl. 

Then came a huge moment in the title fight as Odendaal crashed at turn five while trying to reel in the leading duo. The South African remounted to finish 13th.

Aegerter then began to gap Oettl - just as he did in race one - on his way to claiming a fifth consecutive WorldSSP win. 

Oettl took a season best second place ahead of Randy Krummenacher who claimed his first podium of the year.

Galang Hendra Pratama’ race two was over before it really got going after a crash at turn one, while an incident between Raffaele De Rosa and Federico Caricasulo saw both men go down. Caricasulo initially got going again, however, the Italian pulled into pit lane on lap two to retire.  

Race one

Dominique Aegerter sets new race lap records at will to take his fourth WorldSSP win of the season at Assen. 

After a slight delay to race one due to Jonas Folger’s WorldSBK crash, the race got underway with a raft of lead changes taking place. 

Aegerter, Odendaal and Oettl all led throughout lap one, which was again the case on lap two. 

Things began to calm down on lap four as the top three stretched away from the chasing group - led by Manuel Gonzalez. 

As the race went on, Oettl was unable to hold the pace of Aegerter and Odendaal, instead settling for third. After trying to hold on until the final lap, Odendaal found Aegerter’s pace too hot to handle and eventually finished three seconds down. 

Hannes Soomer was declared unfit before the race began after suffering a big Superpole crash - Estonian rider was scheduled to start fourth.  

Pawel Szkopek suffered his second crash of the day on lap four and subsequently retired from the race. Niki Tuuli had a big crash coming out of the final corner when a highside after avoiding Randy Krummenacher saw the Finn slide along the start-finish straight. Raffaele De Rosa also crashed out of the race on the final lap (turn five).

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