Continuing to trade places, the leading four were separated by just 0.2s as they entered the last lap but a collision between Farmer and Currie saw the latter crash out of contention. Following a review, Race Direction gave Farmer a 60-second time penalty, seeing him drop out of the points.
It was eventually Lahti who crossed the line first, to claim his maiden win, with Championship contender Irwin claiming second and Rookie rider Tom Ward claiming third.
“I was absolutely delighted to gain my third win on Saturday, once again in the wet conditions. I was on a high and really looking forward to the race on Sunday. It was dry and I wanted to win in both conditions at Assen. I felt really comfortable and we were all having a really good battle with each other, swapping positions and racing hard. I’d managed to get to the front going into the final lap and was focused on what I had to do, then on the last lap I had a coming together with Keith and that was the end of that! I had good pace all weekend and the Gearlink Kawasaki team as always worked so hard to give me that opportunity to be running up at the front. It wasn’t meant to be but I can’t thank the team and my personal sponsors enough. I am still third in the Championship standings as we move on to the final round at Brands Hatch, I’ll be fighting for wins there and finish off a great first season with Gearlink!
I can’t wait for Brands!”
Dickies British Supersport Championship, Assen, Feature Race:
Eemeli Lahti (777RR HRP Suzuki)
Andrew Irwin (Gearlink Kawasaki) +0.968s
Tom Ward (Aero Legends/Go Racing Developments Yamaha) +14.987s
Jamie Perrin (Slidecodor – GO Racing Developments Yamaha) +15.389s
David Allingham (EHA Racing Yamaha) +15.480s
Luke Jones (Appleyard Macadam with Integro Yamaha) +16.016s
Dickies British Supersport Championship Standings after Assen
Keith Farmer (Appleyard Macadam with Integro Yamaha) 351
Andrew Irwin (Gearlink Kawasaki) 308
Benjamin Currie (Gearlink Kawasaki) 274
David Allingham (EHA Racing Yamaha) 256
Jack Kennedy (GAC Logistics MV Agusta) 248
Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 150
Levi Day podiums in Ducati TriOptions Cup Race
2017 Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Champion Joe Collier rounded out the season with victory in the final race at Assen.
Whilst it was Josh Wainwright who led across the line at the end of the first lap, Collier slipped through one lap later and was able to pull away to take the win by 3.646s.
Levi Day was able to work through the pack to claim second place whilst Wainwright was able to out drag Phil Atkinson to claim the final rostrum position by just 0.045s.
“Today went pretty well! 2nd in the race, fastest lap of the race and this weekends results took me from 6th to 3rd overall in the final Ducati Tri Options championship standings!
It’s been a mega year with a great bunch of people supporting me. My team and my sponsors have made all of this possible and I’m under no illusion that none of this is possible without the commitment and sacrifices many others put in to help me achieve any of this.”
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