2019 British Superbike Championship

Round Ten – Assen – Saturday / Report

Scott Redding maintained his position at the top of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship times in Datatag Qualifying at Assen on Saturday afternoon, setting a stunning lap seven-tenths inside the existing lap record.

The Be Wiser Ducati rider held off Tommy Bridewell who closed to within 0.175s of his Showdown rival during the final fight for pole position.

BSB Rnd Assen Sat Trommy Bridewell
Tommy Bridewell

Redding had topped the free practice sessions earlier in the weekend but in the final decisive stage of Datatag Qualifying, Bridewell had set his personal best to slash the advantage and claim another front row start for Oxford Racing Ducati.

Scott Redding – P1

“I think the lap today came quite naturally because it is a track that I have experience at and have been to it in the last 12 months so that feels nice! I was relaxed from FP1 but we are still trying understand the set up on circuits like this. It felt a bit more difficult to make the lap time then. I was struggling with my vision out of the back of the track as the sun was coming down and I lost a little bit of time and made a little mistake, but it is what it is. I then tried to push on a bit more in the other sectors and work as best as I could. I have used a lot of the used tyres this weekend because my pace was fast, so in Q2 we used a used tyre and I was still pretty fast and that is good for the race tomorrow. I just want to have a good pace and be consistent tomorrow so thanks to the team for putting together the package for me this weekend and I look forward to the races tomorrow.”

BSB Rnd Assen Sat Scott Redding
Scott Redding

The pair are joined on the front row by Luke Stapleford, who celebrated his first front row start of the season for Buildbase Suzuki after nudging Jason O’Halloran onto the second row on the leading McAMS Yamaha.

BSB Rnd Assen Sat Jason Ohalloran
Jason O’Halloran

Josh Brookes had a stronger session in Datatag Qualifying, improving throughout the three stages to post the fifth fastest time as he bids to maintain his championship lead in tomorrow’s two opening Showdown races.

BSB Rnd Assen Sat Josh Brookes
Josh Brookes

Danny Buchan is the fourth Showdown contender on the grid, holding sixth place to complete the second row for FS3-Racing Kawasaki.

Ryan Vickers had his best qualifying performance of the season on his first visit to Assen, claiming seventh place for RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki ahead of Tyco BMW pairing Christian Iddon and Glenn Irwin who completed the top nine despite both riders crashing during qualifying.

However it was another difficult session for Showdown contenders Peter Hickman and Tarran Mackenzie who start in 11th and 15th on the grid respectively for race one tomorrow.

Bennetts British Superbike Qualifying

1Scott REDDING1:36.1121:36.1711:35.588
2Tommy BRIDEWELL1:36.2201:36.3401:35.763
3Luke STAPLEFORD1:36.4551:36.3581:35.803
4Jason O’HALLORAN1:36.9821:36.1171:36.023
5Josh BROOKES1:36.8371:36.3251:36.086
6Danny BUCHAN1:36.8201:36.3591:36.828
7Ryan VICKERS1:36.8161:36.3511:36.865
8Christian IDDON1:37.0691:36.1741:36.877
9Glenn IRWIN1:37.0341:36.5021:37.346
10Héctor BARBERÁ1:37.1821:36.602/
11Peter HICKMAN1:36.8971:36.641/
12Xavi FORÉS1:36.7441:36.678/
13Bradley RAY1:37.0321:36.694/
14Dan LINFOOT1:36.7601:36.710/
15Tarran MACKENZIE1:37.1071:36.908/
16Luke MOSSEY1:37.2021:37.028/
17Ben CURRIE1:37.3411:37.474/
18Andrew IRWIN1:37.147//
19Richard COOPER1:37.438//
20James ELLISON1:37.563//
21Alex OLSEN1:37.835//
22Matt TRUELOVE1:38.410//
23Claudio CORTI1:38.418//
24Shaun WINFIELD1:38.815//
25Joe FRANCIS1:39.194//
26Sam COVENTRY1:39.404//


Dickies British Supersport / British GP2 Cup

GP2 rider Kyle Ryde took a last lap victory in the Dickies British Supersport Sprint race, out dragging the Supersport machine of Jack Kennedy.

BSB Rnd Assen Sat Supersport R
Dickies British Supersport

Ryde leapt off the line to lead at the end of the opening lap ahead of Brad Jones, Eemeli Lahti and Kennedy but Jones made his move into the lead just one lap later. Disaster struck almost immediately though as the Integro Yamaha rider crashed out of contention.

BSB Rnd Assen Sat Kennedy Ryde Toparis
Dickies British Supersport – Kennedy, Ryde, Toparis

At the half race stage, Kennedy made his move into the lead with Ryde staying in close contention. Separated by just 0.1s for the closing stages, Ryde set his fastest lap of the race on the penultimate circulation to close up. Making his move half way around the final lap, Kennedy struck straight back to lead out of the chicane but the fast charging Ryde was able to out drag him over the line.

BSB Rnd Assen Sat Toparis
Tom Toparis 2nd in Supersport

Goulburn teenager Tom Toparis finished third on track, and second in the Supersport category, ahead of Mason Law on the GP2 machine and Richard Kerr. 

BSB Rnd Assen Sat Kennedy Toparis Kerr
Tom Toparis 2nd in Supersport

Dickies British Supersport / British GP2 Cup Qualifying

1GP2Kyle RYDE20m07.426
2SSPJack KENNEDY+0.116
4GP2Mason LAW+7.542
5SSPRichard KERR+8.556
6SSPRory SKINNER+9.797
7SSPEemeli LAHTI+10.628
8SSPBradley PERIE+17.901
9SSPTom OLIVER+19.720
10SSPHarry TRUELOVE+20.055
11SSPRob HARTOG+20.766
12GP2Sam WILFORD+21.374
13SSPVasco van der VALK+23.308
14SSPRoss PATTERSON+24.196
15GP2Thomas STRUDWICK+26.195
16SSPJeroen HILSTER+26.376
17GP2Ross TWYMAN+27.643
18GP2Jorel BOERBOOM+28.436
19SSPKurt WIGLEY+33.755
20SSPBen WILSON+39.023
21SSPEduard TROOST+39.283
22GP2Tomás DE VRIES+42.188
23SSPRyan DIXON+44.622
24GP2Jake ARCHER+47.050
25SSPJoep OVERBEEKE+49.802
26SSPKevin MIJWAART+52.488
27SSPIvar DOORNBOS+58.244
28SSPAaron RIDEWOOD+58.814
29SSPDavid SHOUBRIDGE+1m04.938
30SSPAlan NAYLOR+1m31.617
1SSPJack KENNEDY1m39.130
2GP2Kyle RYDE+0.255
3SSPBrad JONES+0.518
5GP2Mason LAW+1.216
6SSPEemeli LAHTI+1.234
7SSPRichard KERR+1.420
8SSPRory SKINNER+1.572
9SSPBradley PERIE+1.699
10SSPCharlie NESBITT+1.826
11SSPRob HARTOG+1.874
12SSPTom OLIVER+2.057
13SSPJeroen HILSTER+2.109
14SSPVasco van der VALK+2.135
15SSPKurt WIGLEY+2.301
16SSPHarry TRUELOVE+2.330
17GP2Jorel BOERBOOM+2.409
18GP2Thomas STRUDWICK+2.479
19GP2Sam WILFORD+2.541
21GP2Ross TWYMAN+2.839
23SSPRyan DIXON+3.449
24SSPJosh DAY+3.656
25GP2Jake ARCHER+3.872
26GP2Tomás DE VRIES+3.980
27SSPBen WILSON+4.002
28SSPKevin MIJWAART+4.182
29SSPEduard TROOST+4.390
30SSPAaron RIDEWOOD+5.085
31SSPIvar DOORNBOS+5.167
34SSPAlan NAYLOR+8.493
1Jack KENNEDY395
2Brad JONES333
3Alastair SEELEY297
4Richard KERR180
5Harry TRUELOVE176
6Tom OLIVER152
7Rory SKINNER124
8Bradley PERIE124
9Ben WILSON113
10Charlie NESBITT108
12Kurt WIGLEY95
15Ross TWYMAN50
18Tatsuya YAMAGUCHI19
19Eugene McMANUS18
20Sam MUNRO17
21Ryan DIXON17
22Matt WIGLEY16
23Alan NAYLOR16
25Fraser ROGERS13
26Eemeli  LAHTI11
27Bjorn ESTMENT11
29James McLAREN6
30William WHITE6
31Vasco van der VALK6
32Jeroen HILSTER4
34Michael MILLS4
36Grant McINTOSH3
38Dominic PETTIT2
40Jason LYNN1
41Paul JORDAN1
42Eduard TROOST1

International Junior Supersport

(Yamaha R3 Cup NL + ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM)

Max Stauffer continued to impress in his first International Junior Supersport competition by qualifying seventh.

BSB Rnd Assen Sat Max Stauffer
Max Stauffer

The 38-rider field is headed by young Dutch local Thom Molenaar from Belgium’s Sasha de Vits in what is a 38-rider field. 

BSB Rnd Assen Sat Max Stauffer
Max Stauffer

International Junior Supersport Qualifying

1R3Thom MOLENAAR1m53.820
2R3Sasha de VITS+0.226
3R3Sven DOORNENBAL+0.303
4R3Niek van der BROEK+0.554
5R3Eddie de BOER+1.168
6R3Oliver SVENDSEN+1.191
7R3Max STAUFFER *+2.228
8R3Levie BADIE+2.684
9R3Twan SMITS+2.688
10R3Luuk de RUITER+3.718
11R3Birgit SCHEFFER+3.765
12R3Jef van CALSTER+3.774
13ADACLennox LEHMANN+5.154
14R3Kay van STEENBERGEN+5.329
15ADACDominik BLERSCH+5.421
16ADACFreddie HEINRICH *+6.335
17ADACLukas SIMON+7.241
18ADACDustin SCHNEIDER+7.433
19ADACJonas KOCOUREK+7.631
20ADACMaksimus KOVALOV+7.726
21ADACMarcel BLERSCH+7.884
22ADACJustin HÄNSE+8.152
23ADACMarkus SCHORMAIR+8.207
24ADACLennard GÖTTLICH+8.671
25ADACValentin FRÜHAUF+8.776
26ADACPatrik CARDA+9.023
27ADACJonathan SCHUIJT *+9.051
28ADACPetr PELECH+9.577
29ADACYehor DIDENKO+9.583
30ADACLucy MICHEL+9.790
31ADACMarvin MAISLINGER+10.124
32R3Corine BRANDHORST+11.668
33ADACJonas Robin HOLLÄNDER+11.926
34ADACWes KLEINFELD *+12.103
35ADACElias van ROEKEL *+12.569
36ADACJulius Caesar RÖRIG+12.854
37ADACGerrit MALY+14.887
38ADACMichel-Caspar WIETH *+16.003