2019 British Superbike Championship

Round Ten – Assen – Sunday  / Report

Images by David Yeomans

Scott Redding did the double at Assen on the weekend to push his way into the British Superbike Championship lead by 14-points over Josh Brookes. 

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Scott Redding – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

A good start to the weekend by Tom Toparis in the Dickies British Supersport on Saturday unfortunately was followed up a DNF on Syunday.  

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Tom Toparis – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

Max Stauffer took seventh in the first International Junior Supersport race of the weekend – maching his qualifying result – and with improved confidence in the second bout looked set to challenge for a podium, but unfortunately crashed out with two laps to run. 


British Superbike Race 1

Scott Redding hit the front early in the first bout ahead of Luke Stapleford, Tommy Bridewell and Josh Brookes. Bridewell was determined to move into second and did so by the end of the opening lap.

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Scott Redding – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

A lap later Ryan Vickers crashed out heavily which saw the BMW Safety Car deployed at the start of the fourth lap. The pack formed up behind with Redding, Bridewell, Stapleford and Brookes first in line with the race resuming on lap six.

Bridewell was pushing hard to take on Redding but on the ninth lap he reached his limit, crashing out at turn nine, with Christian Iddon also falling at the same corner, both riders were unhurt.

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Tommy Bridewell – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

Redding broke from the pack at the front of the field, leaving Brookes embroiled in a huge battle for second with Showdown spoilers Stapleford and Jason O’Halloran who had hunted down the pair ahead of him.

By lap 14 the scrap had really intensified with Stapleford making a move on Brookes, only for the Australian to strike straight back to regain the position. As the laps counted down the trio in the battle for second were inseparable and on the penultimate lap Stapleford had the edge over Brookes and O’Halloran.

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Josh Brookes – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

Brookes still had more fight left though and on the final lap he dived back into second place and as Stapleford drifted slightly wide, O’Halloran saw his opportunity and he was into third for McAMS Yamaha.

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Scott Redding topped the podium from Brookes and O’Halloran – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

As Redding took the flag to claim his eighth win of the season ahead of Brookes, O’Halloran became the 12 different podium finisher of the season ahead of Stapleford, who scored his best result of the season for Buildbase Suzuki.

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Jason O’Halloran – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

Xavi Forés was fifth for Honda Racing ahead of Showdown contenders Danny Buchan, Tarran Mackenzie and Peter Hickman who completed the top eight ahead of Bradley Ray and Hector Barbera.

Australian Ben Currie finished Race 1 in 15th.

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Ben Currie – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

British Superbike Race 2

Luke Stapleford launched his Buildbase Suzuki off the line to lead the pack into turn one ahead of Redding, Tommy Bridewell and Brookes as the second race of the Assen BSB weekend got underway. Brookes, the 2015 champion, was instantly on the attack and he moved into third after pushing past the Oxford Racing Ducati of Tommy Bridewell.

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Stapleford, Brookes, O’Halloran – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

The pack was inseparable but a mistake from Stapleford exiting the final chicane on the third lap scattered the pack and it gave Bridewell the opportunity he needed to move into second with Brookes and Redding then hunting him down.

A lap later and a determined Brookes captured the lead with Stapleford separating the Be Wiser Ducati teammates with Jason O’Halloran and Danny Buchan also in close contention.

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Jason O’Halloran – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

By lap seven Redding had made a decisive move into second and had Brookes in his sights before taking the lead a lap later with a dive down the inside. From there Redding tried to make a break, but he was hounded by Brookes.

Bridewell had his sights set on a podium to make amends for his crash in the opening race and by lap ten he had moved into third, to push Stapleford back down into fourth on the Buildbase Suzuki.

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Tommy Bridewell – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

Redding then edged out his advantage, but the battle for second was becoming increasingly fierce; Brookes was holding off Bridewell, Buchan and Stapleford but with two laps remaining the Australian was under attack.

On lap 17 Bridewell moved into second and that pushed Brookes slightly off line, which gave Buchan the chance he needed to force through into third for FS-3 Racing Kawasaki. Despite his best counterattack, Brookes couldn’t regain the positions and he missed out on the podium by 0.311s, leaving Assen 14 points adrift of Redding in the standings.

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Josh Brookes – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

Bridewell and Buchan scored their first podium finishes of the Showdown in the second race with Stapleford again just missing out after his best weekend of the season so far in fifth.

Honda Racing’s Xavi Forés led the next pack home to the chequered flag to hold off race one podium finisher O’Halloran and Showdown contender Peter Hickman in eighth. Dan Linfoot and Bradley Ray completed the top ten with Tarran Mackenzie ending a tough weekend in 13th.

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Xavi Fores – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

Ben Currie had to settle for 17th in Race 2, matching his qualifying result, after 15th in Race 1.

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Ben Currie – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

Bennetts British Superbike Race One & Two Results

PosRiderTime/Gap
1Scott REDDING30m05.476
2Josh BROOKES+4.977
3Jason O’HALLORAN+5.254
4Luke STAPLEFORD+5.293
5Xavi FORÉS+7.434
6Danny BUCHAN+7.505
7Tarran MACKENZIE+8.017
8Peter HICKMAN+9.204
9Bradley RAY+12.896
10Héctor BARBERÁ+14.984
11Andrew IRWIN+20.183
12Luke MOSSEY+20.344
13Richard COOPER+20.734
14James ELLISON+22.351
15Ben CURRIE+23.235
16Alex OLSEN+23.480
17Claudio CORTI+23.650
18Matt TRUELOVE+43.383
19Sam COVENTRY+43.853
NOT CLASSIFIED
DNFGlenn IRWIN3 Laps
DNFDan LINFOOT5 Laps
DNFShaun WINFIELD6 Laps
DNFTommy BRIDEWELL10 Laps
DNFChristian IDDON10 Laps
DNFJosh OWENS13 Laps
DNFJoe FRANCIS15 Laps
DNFRyan VICKERS17 Laps
PosRiderTime/Gap
1Scott REDDING29m14.292
2Tommy BRIDEWELL+3.385
3Danny BUCHAN+3.518
4Josh BROOKES+3.829
5Luke STAPLEFORD+7.772
6Xavi FORÉS+10.523
7Jason O’HALLORAN+11.406
8Peter HICKMAN+13.452
9Dan LINFOOT+14.441
10Bradley RAY+14.591
11Héctor BARBERÁ+14.600
12Andrew IRWIN+19.245
13Tarran MACKENZIE+19.675
14Claudio CORTI+26.268
15Glenn IRWIN+37.428
16Alex OLSEN+39.830
17Ben CURRIE+40.399
18Matt TRUELOVE+54.213
19Shaun WINFIELD+1m04.798
Not Classified
DNFChristian IDDON1 Lap
DNFJosh OWENS5 Laps
DNFLuke MOSSEY10 Laps
DNFJoe FRANCIS11 Laps
DNFSam COVENTRY11 Laps
DNFRichard COOPER14 Laps
DNFJames ELLISON16 Laps
DNFRyan VICKERS/
PosRiderTotal
1Scott REDDING (Ducati)595
2Josh BROOKES (Ducati)581
3Tommy BRIDEWELL (Ducati)544
4Danny BUCHAN (Kawasaki)540
5Tarran MACKENZIE (Yamaha)527
6Peter HICKMAN (BMW)517
7Xavi FORÉS (Honda)169
8Andrew IRWIN (Honda)161
9Jason O’HALLORAN (Yamaha)156
10Christian IDDON (BMW)145
11Bradley RAY (Suzuki)111
12Luke MOSSEY (Suzuki)105
13Luke STAPLEFORD (Suzuki)95
14Glenn IRWIN (Kawasaki / BMW)84
15Dan LINFOOT (Yamaha)81
16Josh ELLIOTT (Suzuki)58
17Ryan VICKERS (Kawasaki)56
18Keith FARMER (BMW)54
19Héctor BARBERÁ (Kawasaki)47
20Claudio CORTI (Kawasaki)32
21James ELLISON (BMW / MV Aug / Suz)28
22Michael LAVERTY (BMW)12
23Ben CURRIE (Kawasaki)9
24Dean HARRISON (Kawasaki)8
25Alex OLSEN (BMW)7
26Billy McCONNELL (Suzuki)6
27David ALLINGHAM (Yamaha)6
28Joe FRANCIS (BMW)5
29Gino REA (MV Agusta)4
30Richard COOPER (Suzuki)3

Dickies British Supersport / British GP2 Cup

Dickies British Supersport Championship leader Jack Kennedy fired back to rival Kyle Ryde in the Feature race on Sunday, clinching the win at the final chicane.

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Toparis was on the British Supersport podium on Saturday

Aussie Tom Toparis, who finished on the podium on Saturday in third, recorded a DNF following a Lap 3 crash from fourth place, after what had been a stellar start to the weekend for the Goulburn teenager. 

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Jack Kennedy – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

As he did in Saturday’s Sprint race, Ryde stormed off the line on his GP2 machine but as they came back across the line to complete the opening lap it was Eemeli Lahti leading the way ahead of Ryde and Kennedy.

Maintaining positions until the closing stages, Kennedy and Ryde had been able to extend a lead over Mason Law who sat in third place. Coming into the final lap, Ryde made a move past Kennedy into the opening corner, fending him off until the final chicane when the series leader was able to retake the lead.

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Kyle Ryde – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

Lahti secured fourth on track, second in class, ahead of Brad Jones, Rory Skinner and Harry Truelove. Kennedy’s win now means victory in the opening race at Donington Park will secure him the 2019 title.

Dickies British Supersport / British GP2 Cup Race Two Results

PosCLRiderTime/Gap
1SSPJack KENNEDY25m14.442
2GP2Kyle RYDE+0.095
3GP2Mason LAW+2.904
4SSPEemeli LAHTI+3.271
5SSPBrad JONES+4.613
6SSPRory SKINNER+8.227
7SSPHarry TRUELOVE+9.804
8SSPTom OLIVER+13.191
9SSPBradley PERIE+15.013
10GP2Sam WILFORD+18.445
11GP2Jorel BOERBOOM+22.521
12GP2Ross TWYMAN+24.215
13GP2Thomas STRUDWICK+25.963
14SSPRoss PATTERSON+26.477
15SSPKurt WIGLEY+31.939
16SSPBen WILSON+44.231
17GP2Tomás DE VRIES+47.251
18GP2Jake ARCHER+50.488
19SSPRyan DIXON+50.611
20SSPJoep OVERBEEKE+53.477
21SSPIvar DOORNBOS+1m02.041
22SSPAaron RIDEWOOD+1m06.577
23SSPKevin MIJWAART+1m09.293
24SSPAlan NAYLOR+1 Lap
25SSPBen TOLLIDAY+1 Lap
Not Classified
DNFSSPRichard KERR1 Lap
DNFSSPEduard TROOST3 Laps
DNFSSPVasco van der VALK5 Laps
DNFSSPRob HARTOG7 Laps
DNFSSPCharlie NESBITT7 Laps
DNFSSPJeroen HILSTER8 Laps
DNFSSPTom TOPARIS14 Laps
PosRiderTotal
1Jack KENNEDY420
2Brad JONES349
3Alastair SEELEY297
4Harry TRUELOVE187
5Richard KERR180
6Tom OLIVER162
7Rory SKINNER137
8Bradley PERIE133
9Ben WILSON119
10Charlie NESBITT108
11Lee JOHNSTON104
12Kurt WIGLEY102
13Ross PATTERSON86
14James WESTMORELAND60
15Ross TWYMAN50
16Phil WAKEFIELD34
17Eemeli  LAHTI31
18Ryan DIXON22
19Tom TOPARIS20
20Tatsuya YAMAGUCHI19
21Eugene McMANUS18
22Sam MUNRO17
23Matt WIGLEY16
24Alan NAYLOR16
25Ian HUTCHINSON14
26Fraser ROGERS13
27Bjorn ESTMENT11
28Rob HARTOG7
29James McLAREN6
30Vasco van der VALK6
31William WHITE6
32Jeroen HILSTER4
33Joep OVERBEEKE4
34Ben WOTTON4
35Michael MILLS4
36Aaron RIDEWOOD4
37Max WADSWORTH3
38Grant McINTOSH3
39Ivar DOORNBOS3
40Ben TOLLIDAY3
41Dominic PETTIT2
42Jason LYNN1
43Paul JORDAN1
44Eduard TROOST1
45Kevin MIJWAART1

International Junior Supersport

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

Young Aussie Max Stauffer joined the International Junior Supersport field at Assen on the weekend and immediately impressed by qualifying seventh in what was a strong 38-rider field. 

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Max Stauffer – 2019 BSB Round 10 – Assen

Stauffer scored a highly creditable seventh place in the opening bout and was hoping for more in the Sunday afternoon contest. 

Stauffer ran with the leading pack and was as high as second place at one point in that second race, but ultimately a front end lose cost him chance of glory on Dutch soil.

His speed though had been underlined, the 15-year-old setting the second fastest lap of the race. 

Claiming top honours across both races was Levie Badie scoring 1-1 results while fellow young Belgian Sasha de Vits went 2-2. 

International Junior Supersport Race One and Two Results

(Yamaha R3 Cup NL + ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM)
PosCLRiderTime/Gap
1R3Levie BADIE23:13.284
2R3Sasha de VITS+0.036
3R3Niek van der BROEK/
4R3Eddie de BOER+1.346
5R3Sven DOORNENBAL+1.377
6R3Oliver SVENDSEN+12.041
7R3Max STAUFFER *+15.343
8R3Twan SMITS+34.621
9R3Luuk de RUITER+34.723
10R3Birgit SCHEFFER+47.356
11R3Jef van CALSTER+47.716
12R3Kay van STEENBERGEN+1m07.220
13ADACFreddie HEINRICH *+1m13.530
14ADACDominik BLERSCH+1m13.729
15ADACJustin HÄNSE+1m14.534
16ADACJonas KOCOUREK+1m14.647
17ADACMaksimus KOVALOV+1m14.685
18ADACValentin FRÜHAUF+1m14.706
19ADACMarcel BLERSCH+1m14.867
20ADACLennox LEHMANN+1m15.518
21ADACLukas SIMON+1m17.430
22ADACMarkus SCHORMAIR+1m22.566
23ADACDustin SCHNEIDER+1m25.173
24ADACLennard GÖTTLICH+1m25.597
25ADACPatrik CARDA+1m25.890
26ADACLucy MICHEL+1m41.004
27ADACJonas Robin HOLLÄNDER+1m41.142
28ADACYehor DIDENKO+1m41.507
29ADACPetr PELECH+1m41.631
30ADACJonathan SCHUIJT *+1m41.750
31ADACMarvin MAISLINGER+2m00.238
32R3Corine BRANDHORST+1 Lap
33ADACJulius Caesar RÖRIG+1 Lap
34ADACGerrit MALY+1 Lap
35ADACElias van ROEKEL *+1 Lap
36ADACWes KLEINFELD *+1 Lap
37ADACMichel-Caspar WIETH *+1 Lap
Not Classified
DNFR3Thom MOLENAAR2 Laps
PosCLRiderTime/Gap
1R3Levie BADIE23m10.162
2R3Sasha de VITS+0.047
3R3Niek van der BROEK+0.843
4R3Sven DOORNENBAL+3.297
5R3Eddie de BOER+3.639
6R3Oliver SVENDSEN+7.724
7R3Twan SMITS+14.873
8R3Jef van CALSTER+43.422
9R3Luuk de RUITER43.572
10R3Kay van STEENBERGEN+44.094
11R3Birgit SCHEFFER+46.313
12ADACFreddie HEINRICH *+1m15.126
13ADACDominik BLERSCH+1m15.363
14ADACLennox LEHMANN+1m15.494
15ADACMaksimus KOVALOV+1m15.598
16ADACMarcel BLERSCH+1m16.005
17ADACJonas KOCOUREK+1m16.006
18ADACLukas SIMON+1m16.301
19ADACValentin FRÜHAUF+1m16.537
20ADACDustin SCHNEIDER+1m17.461
21ADACPatrik CARDA+1m39.808
22ADACLennard GÖTTLICH+1m40.243
23ADACYehor DIDENKO+1m40.376
24ADACLucy MICHEL+1m45.089
25ADACJonathan SCHUIJT *+1m48.073
26ADACJonas Robin HOLLÄNDER+1m48.232
27ADACPetr PELECH+1m53.054
28ADACMarvin MAISLINGER+1m56.189
29R3Corine BRANDHORST+1 Lap
30ADACWes KLEINFELD *+1 Lap
31ADACElias van ROEKEL *+1 Lap
32ADACMichel-Caspar WIETH *+1 Lap
33ADACGerrit MALY+1 Lap
34ADACJulius Caesar RÖRIG+1 Lap
Not Classified
DNFR3Thom MOLENAAR1 Lap
DNFR3Max STAUFFER *2 Laps
DNFADACMarkus SCHORMAIR11 Laps
DNFADACJustin HÄNSE11 Laps