Drama at Assen for the first round of the BSB showdown

The racing at the Assen round of the British Superbike Championship was close with the first race eventually going to Alex Lowes from Shakey Byrne, after an epic last lap battle.


The big drama unfolded in the second race. Shakey got the start but on the third lap Lowes and Shakey collided, sending Shakey out the race. Lowes went on to win the race, but was later excluded from the results following a decision from the race director and race stewards.

Lowes’ disqualification promoted James Ellison to his third win of the season, which put him into third overall in the standings, with PJ Jacobsen and Ryuichi Kiyoanri taking to the revised podium.