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  • Race
    Analysis

Assen

  1. Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki)
  2. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW)
  3. Josh Brookes (McAMS Yamaha)
  4. Glenn Irwin (Be Wiser Ducati)
  5. Jake Dixon (Lee Hardy Racing)
  • Pole Position - Jake Dixon (Lee Hardy Racing)
  • Fastest lap - Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki)

Assen

Race Summary - Fuelled By Xpress Coffee

Sunday 30th September 2018 – TT Circuit Assen - British Superbikes Race 1 – 18 laps

Grid: 1 Dixon 2 Mackenzie 3 Haslam 4 G Irwin 5 Bridewell 6 Brookes 7 Iddon 8 O’Halloran 9 Linfoot

RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki rider Jake Dixon was looking to continue his winning form from Oulton Park as the British Superbike Championship reached it’s penultimate round at Assen in the Netherlands.  He was joined on the front row by his main rival and championship leader Leon Haslam aboard his JG Speedfit Kawasaki with the ever improving Tarran Mackenzie starting second on the McAMS Yamaha.

Dixon made the best start but Mackenzie was soon leading as he nipped inside at the Struben hairpin, keen to build a lead on medium tyres with the other frontrunners opting for the harder tyre option.  Christian Iddon had climbed from seventh to fourth on his Tyco BMW but he was soon passed by an even more impressive BMW performer as Peter Hickman climbed into fourth on his Smiths BMW at the end of lap one despite starting outside the top ten.  Hickman was soon past Haslam and into third as he looked to take the fight to Dixon.  Hickman briefly took second but soon found himself back in fourth as first Dixon then Haslam made their way back past.

By the end of lap nine, Mackenzie had consolidated his lead and would have been hoping that the battle behind would have allowed him to edge his way towards his first BSB win.  Sensing this, Haslam passed Dixon into turn one and put in a scintillating lap time in an effort to bridge the gap to the leading Yamaha.  Dixon responded and by lap fourteen both Kawasaki men were on the back wheel of Mackenzie.  At the start of lap sixteen, Haslam pulled the same move on Mackenzie as he had on Dixon at Haarbocht to take the lead for the first time.  However, Mackenzie repassed at the hairpin before Haslam made the move stick going into the Timmer chicane at the end of the lap.  Hickman meanwhile had passed Dixon for third at Haarbocht before he missed a gear, losing the place again. 

Dixon could see Haslam pulling a gap and put in an excellent last two laps, passing Mackenzie and bridging the gap to Haslam but he couldn’t quite get past as Haslam held on for the win with Dixon and Mackenzie completing the podium.  Hickman was pleased with his improved pace as he recovered from a difficult run of form to take fourth ahead of the Be Wiser Ducati of Glen Irwin, the Moto Rapido Ducati of Tommy Bridewell and the Honda Racing Fireblade of Jason O’Halloran.  Iddon dropped back to eighth in the closing stages with the second McAMS Yamaha of Josh Brookes and the Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha of James Ellison completing the top ten.

Sunday 30th September 2018 – TT Circuit Assen - British Superbikes Race 2 – 18 laps

Grid: 1 Hickman 2 Haslam 3 Mackenzie 4 Dixon 5 Bridewell 6 G Irwin 7 Brookes 8 Cooper 9 Rea

After his impressive performance in race one, Peter Hickman started from pole in race two hoping that an improved grid spot could help him take his second win of the season.  He certainly made the most of it, taking the lead into turn one ahead of Jake Dixon and the fast starting Buildbase Suzuki of Richard Cooper.

Cooper soon cut past Dixon to grab second but at the Timmer chicane, Dixon and Josh Brookes went either side of Cooper with the resulting scramble to regain their lines causing Leon Haslam to roll of the gas momentarily.  Dan Linfoot had nowhere to go on his Honda and he hit the back of Haslam with the following Glen Irwin running over Linfoot as he lay on the track.  It was a scary looking incident but fortunately Linfoot escaped without any major injuries.  Tommy Bridewell was also out of the race as he avoided Linfoot but collided with the Yorkshireman’s bike.

The safety car was scrambled but the late decision to bring the car in at the end of lap four caused a crash almost immediately as Tarran Mackenzie high sided the Yamaha on cold tyres in almost the same spot as Linfoot’s accident.  Fortunately, this time the entire pack managed to avoid the race one podium finisher.

By the half way stage of the race, Hickman continued to lead the field on his BMW ahead of Dixon and Brookes with a two second gap back to race one winner Haslam.  However, the championship was to take a pivotal turn on lap ten as Dixon’s bike suddenly slowed causing the Kent man to retire to the pits, his championship hopes now hanging by a thread.  Brookes, meanwhile, was enjoying a much improved race two and he took the lead from Hickman on lap eleven through the fast right hander at Duikersloot.  Having seen Dixon retire, Haslam knew a his third place would give him a commanding championship lead going into the final round at Brands Hatch.

However, as he has done all season, Haslam wanted to win.  He grabbed second from Hickman at the Timmer chicane on lap thirteen before taking the lead from Brookes with a pass up the inside into Haarbocht.  Haslam eased away to win ahead of Brookes and Hickman with Glen Irwin finishing the race strongly to take fourth.  Cooper was pleased with fifth ahead of the second Be Wiser Ducati of Glen’s younger brother Andrew Irwin.  Bradley Ray, struggling all weekend on the Buildbase Suzuki, took seventh with James Ellison, the FS3 Kawasaki of Danny Buchan and Christian Iddon the other top ten finishers.

Reporter Rob Kelly - @robkelly18

Leaderboard Brands Hatch GP

1 Wendy Baggott 19
2 Sarah Thompson 19
3 Steve Dickinson Knight 19
4 Julie Dale 19
5 Dan Poxon 19
6 David Bullock 19
7 Tony Anderson 19
8 Claire Maltby 19
9 Pete Knight 19
10 Wallace Canmore 19