World Superbikes Round 3 Roundup and Round 4 TV Schedule

Lamb-Stephen
By Steve Lamb

Production Manager - Still considers himself a novice rider, despite passing his test over twenty years ago. Steve has only ever owned four bikes - a '95 Suzuki GSX600F (which he dropped in the first minute of ownership), an '04 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer and currently a '16 Ducati Scrambler Classic, as well as (very slowly) building a '94 Yamaha SR125 'brat tracker'.

 

It's back-to-back World Superbike races, with this weekend being the second of the European rounds. The Championship moves to the 'Cathedral of Speed' - Assen in the Netherlands. Just in case you've been living under a rock and missed all the rounds so far - here's what's happened:

 

World Superbikes Summary TV Schedule Aragon Assen

 

World Superbikes

Ducati's Alvaro 'Dave' Bautista set fastest laps in FP1, FP2, superpole qualifying and warmup, won race one, won the superpole race and won race two… again!

Luckily for us, the viewers, there was some great racing and epic battles for the remaining two podium places and Aragon saw some of the closest racing so far with Kawasaki's Jonathan Rea, Yamaha's Alex Lowes, Ducati's Chaz Davies and even BMW's Tom Sykes all holding second place at some point during race one. At the chequered flag, it was Rea and Davies that took the spoils, closely followed by Lowes and Sykes.

The superpole race saw Rea take second once again, but Lowes finish one place better in third just one tenth of a second ahead of Davies in fourth.

In the final race of the round, Davies's improved form continued with another third position behind Rea and just under half a second ahead of Kawasaki's Leon Haslam.

 

World Supersport

The 600cc SuperSport class keeps providing thrills and super-close racing with four riders leading the field and more overtakes per lap than you can count. At the line, Austrian Randy Krummenacher (Yamaha) snatched a last lap lead and took the win just nine-hundredths of a second ahead of Italian Raffaele De Rosa on the MV Agusta, who in turn was just six-hundredths ahead of Italian Federico Caricasulo (Yamaha).  We said it was close!

 

World Supersport 300

In the opening round of the Supersport300 class (a confusing title as most bikes are 370cc or  400cc and even one or two at 500cc), the reigning championship Ana Carrasco had a disappointing showing, failing to finish the race, after a lap six tumble at turn 13. The racing was close and frantic with five riders taking turns to lead the eleven-lap race.

At the line though the top three were Spain's Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki Ninja 400), France's Hugo De Cancellis (Yamaha YZF-R3) and Dutchman, Scott Deroue (Kawasaki Ninja 400).

 

World Superbikes Summary TV Schedule Aragon Assen

 

Here's how the championship tables stand:

WSBK RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE (TOP 10)

POS

RIDER

BIKE

PTS

NEXT

LEADER

1

BAUTISTA, Alvaro (ESP)

DUCATI

186

-

-

2

REA, Jonathan (GBR)

KAWASAKI

147

39

39

3

LOWES, Alex (GBR)

YAMAHA

100

47

86

4

VAN DER MARK, Michael (NED)

YAMAHA

79

21

107

5

HASLAM, Leon (GBR)

KAWASAKI

74

5

112

6

MELANDRI, Marco (ITA)

YAMAHA

63

11

123

7

DAVIES, Chaz (GBR)

DUCATI

56

7

130

8

CORTESE, Sandro (GER)

YAMAHA

56

-

130

9

SYKES, Tom (GBR)

BMW

39

17

147

10

TORRES, Jordi (ESP)

KAWASAKI

35

4

151

 

WSSP RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE (TOP 10)

POS

RIDER

BIKE

PTS

NEXT

LEADER

1

KRUMMENACHER, Randy (SUI)

YAMAHA

70

 

 

2

CLUZEL, Jules (FRA)

YAMAHA

56

14

14

3

CARICASULO, Federico (ITA)

YAMAHA

48

8

22

4

DE ROSA, Raffaele (ITA)

MV AGUSTA

31

17

39

5

OKUBO, Hikari (JPN)

KAWASAKI

28

3

42

6

GRADINGER, Thomas (AUT)

YAMAHA

24

4

46

7

PEROLARI, Corentin (FRA)

YAMAHA

24

-

46

8

BARBERA, Hector (ESP)

YAMAHA

22

2

48

9

MAHIAS, Lucas (FRA)

KAWASAKI

21

1

49

10

VIÑALES, Isaac (ESP)

YAMAHA

19

2

51

 

WSSP 300 RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE (TOP 10)

POS

RIDER

BIKE

PTS

NEXT

LEADER

1

GONZALES, Manuel (ESP)

KAWASAKI

25

 

 

2

DE CANCELLIS, Hugo (FRA)

YAMAHA

20

5

5

3

DEROUE, Scott (NED)

KAWASAKI

16

4

9

4

JAHNIG, Jan-Ole (GER)

KTM

13

3

12

5

VERDOÏA, Andy (FRA)

YAMAHA

11

2

14

6

STEEMAN, Victor (NED)

KTM

10

1

15

7

BONOLI, Omar (ITA)

YAMAHA

9

1

16

8

IERACI, Bruno (ITA)

KAWASAKI

8

1

17

9

MEUFFELS, Koen (NED)

KTM

7

1

18

10

KAPPLER, Max (GER)

KTM

6

1

19

 

World Superbikes Summary TV Schedule Aragon Assen

 

The season continues this weekend at the Motul Dutch Round at the TT Assen Circuit, Netherlands.

TV coverage is split between Eurosport 2 for live action, and ITV4 for highlights, as follows:

Friday 12th April 2019

Free Practice 1 - LIVE

EUROSPORT2

09:25 - 10:25

Free Practice 2 - LIVE

EUROSPORT2

13:30 - 15:55

Highlights

EUROSPORT2

19:30 - 20:30

Saturday 13th April 2019

Qualifying and RACE 1

EUROSPORT2

09:30 - 14:15

Highlights

EUROSPORT2

16:30 - 18:30

20:00 - 21:30

Sunday 14th April 2019

WSBK SUPERPOLE RACE

WSSP Race

WSBK RACE 2

EUROSPORT2

09:30 - 15:15

Highlights

EUROSPORT2

18:30 - 20:30

Thursday 18th April 2019

Highlights

ITV4

20:00 - 21:00

 

Photo credits:

PSP/Mateusz Jagielski (www.photopsp.com)/FIM/WSBK

 

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