The ten lap Superpole race would be missing Jonas Folger and Lucas Mahias, Mahias breaking a scaphoid and Folger suffering a concussion in yesterday's race. Rain fell overnight, but the track dried out over the morning.
Assen, The Netherlands
World Supersport standings after the first race in Assen:
World Superbike standings after Race 1 on Saturday:
WorldSSP300 Standings after the first at Assen:
The opening eighteen lap World Supersport race would be missing Hannes Soomer as he was ruled untit after getting a concussion in the Superpole session.
As the riders lined up for the 21 lap race, Jonathan Rea was the only rider with the super-soft SCX tyre on the back of his bike, with Toprak Razgatlioglu and Scott Redding opting to use the standard SC0 Pirelli. Rea also lined up with the development front tyre. The track was 37ºC, a little warmer than the tyres like.
World Superbike Superpole qualifying took place under a 21ºC sunny sky and a track temperature of 31ºC. Scott Redding was quickest in this morning's FP3, but the biggest news is the absence of a BMW team, with Eugene Laverty's team undergoing "internal restructuring" causing their absence.
World Supersport qualifying culminates in Superpole, twenty minutes to determine the grid for this afternoon's race. Dominique Aegerter and Steven Odendaal dominated qualifying yesterday, and are favourites for the top two places.
Scott Redidng went quickest, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu, but Jonathan Rea and Garrett Gerloff's times from yesterday keeps them on the provisional front row.
Dominique Aegerter took the top spot from Steven Odendaal, the pair setting exceedingly close times once again. Manuel Gonzales and Philipp Oettl also swapped places from this morning's session, ending the session third and fourth quickest, over a half second off the pace of the leading two.