Superbike – Rea Equals Assen Race Wins Record

aprile 21, 2018 – Kawasaki Racing

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Under sunny skies KRT rider #jonathanrea won his 12th#WorldSBK race at the classic #assen circuit today, extending his championship lead and closing in on the all-time win total by taking his 57th career victory. #tomsykes (KRT) showed fully competitive lap speed in the race but despite closing in on the leading group, he finished just off the podium in fourth place.

In uncharacteristically warm and dry conditions, which blessed both opening days of the #assen #WorldSBK weekend, #jonathanrea showed his affinity with the historic #assen circuit by leading across the line for all but two laps. He was to win the race by an eventual 0.981 seconds from local man Michael van der Mark, who led for two laps.
 
Jonathan’s third race victory of the year came after some good work in practice and qualifying, and being able to improve the pace in warm conditions, making a gap that he could control in the final few laps of the 4.542km long circuit.

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