Motorcycle Real Road Racing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland
Congratulations to Jonathan Rea and Eugene Laverty on their storming rides to victory at the World famous Assen circuit Holland. Jonathan triumphed in two of the most exciting close fought race long battles of the World Superbike Championship in recent times. The last double win for Honda happened in the UK in 2008 but today a British rider, Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate) took a double for Honda in the Netherlands, after winning race two by 1.942 seconds. Third was James Toseland to give the second all British podium of the day. Max Biaggi was a strong fourth, Troy Corser fifth, after another classic race at the classic circuit of Assen. In the WSBK points Leon Haslam still leads with 148, Max Biaggi 128, with Northern Ireland Superstar Jonathan Rea moving into contention for the title with 110.
Northern Irish Supersport Star Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda) meanwhile made it two wins in consecutive seasons at Assen, and he also won his second race of 2010 today. In second place, Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Motocard.com) now leads the title battle on 85 points, with third place finisher at Assen, Kenan Sofuoglu (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda), second in the series on 77 points. Laverty is now third overall, on 66 points, with nine races to go. Chaz Davies took his Triumph ParkinGO BE1 machine to fourth place, ahead of Matthieu Lagrive's similar bike. (Courtesy WXBK.COM)
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