Victory in Race-1, victory in Superpole Race, victory in Race-2. Jonathan Rea he just refuted Murphy’s law: nothing went wrong with him at Assen. In his university, the Professor put in a tremendous row and took back the top of the World Cup. Toprak Razgatlioglu had stolen it from him in Donington, taking advantage of one of his rare mistakes. The Northern Irishman did not break down and returned to +37 in the drivers’ standings, thanks also to Garrett Gerloff’s’ strike ‘on the Turkish.
WSBK | Netherlands 2021, Race-2: Rea triumphs, Razgatlıoğlu spread by Gerloff
WSBK | Assen, Superpole Race: Rea wins, Locatelli penalized 4th
These are the words of the Kawasaki phenomenon, on his 199th career podium, after the incredible weekend in Assen: “It was nice to do three out of three. We succeeded after having changed the choice of rear tire compared to yesterday. With the night rain the track’s grip level was a bit lower and the temperature was maybe three or four degrees lower. It was nice to win like this, thanks to the guys in the garage for what they did. We changed a lot of things in the chassis this weekend and it was easier to ride the Ninja. You could see it in my laps, I could put the bike where I wanted and it was very agile and stable in the fast sections. I went to see the track this morning, considering how much rain there was tonight, and there was a lake in turn-5! So huge respect for Assen and those who worked on it, with everything that happened we were only 45 minutes late this morning. They did an amazing job“.
These are the words of teammate Alex Lowes: “It was not an easy day or a simple weekend for us. I had some physical problems and this track is quite tough, with a lot of direction changes. My tire in Race-2 was in better condition than Michael Ruben Rinaldi’s, but the problem was to pass it. I maneuvered over him and went wide, which allowed Michael van der Mark to overtake, but in those last five or six laps I went on the handbrake. I could have possibly gone a little faster, but I still enjoyed the battle in the second race. The sixth and seventh place satisfy me, however, because I struggled a lot. It’s a shame, but my goal is to rest and get back 100% for the next race, in the Czech Republic. Sixth and seventh are not the places where I want get, but all in all it was a better day than yesterday, and then it was the maximum I could aspire to this weekend“.