2010 Assen World Supersport Race 1 - Mistake Breaks Up Three-Way Fight For Win

Results and summary of the World Supersport race at Assen:

Eugene Laverty spoiled the Ten Kate party at Assen, taking charge of the World Supersport race on the third lap and hold on for the win, ending Kenan Sofuoglu's dominance at the Ten Kate team's home track. Sofuoglu got the holeshot from the line, and the Turk looked like carrying on in the race where he had left off in practice. But the Ten Kate Honda rider simply could not make the break from the following group, which contained Parkalgar's Eugene Laverty, Motocard.com's Joan Lascorz and Lorenzini by Leoni's Fabien Foret. The four soon had a huge lead over the chasing pack, which ParkinGO Triumph's Chaz Davies had firmly in control.

Laverty got past Sofuoglu on lap 3, round the fast south section of the track, Lascorz following close behind. The Spaniard looked like taking the lead from Laverty, closing the Irishman down very hard going into the GT chicane on almost every lap, but rarely close enough to attempt a pass. Lascorz briefly took the lead on lap 7, not at the chicane but hard on the brakes for the first corner, the Haarbocht. The wily Irishman took the lead back straight away, though, diving underneath going through Madijk.

The dicing of the Parkalgar Honda and the Motocard.com Kawasaki allowed Sofuoglu and Foret to close back up, and it looked like being a four-way scrap to the line. Foret was the first victim, his engine letting go on the front straight and oiling his tire, pitching the French veteran off his bike on the exit of the Haarbocht. Lascorz continued to push, but his efforts eventually cost him any chance of victory, as a braking mistake saw him nearly lock up the front wheel and run wide into the Haarbocht. Laverty immediately exploited the gap created by Lascorz' mistake, and pounded home his advantage, taking victory in the end by nearly three seconds. After being forced to let Sofuoglu past, Lascorz recovered sufficiently to put another brutal pass on the Ten Kate Honda rider into the Haarbocht to take back 2nd, leaving Sofuoglu to take the last spot on the podium.

That pass allowed Lascorz to extend his lead in the championship, and the Spaniard now sits 8 points clear of Sofuoglu, and 19 points ahead of Laverty.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Country Bike Diff
1 50 E. Laverty IRL Honda CBR600RR  
2 26 J. Lascorz ESP Kawasaki ZX-6R 2.796
3 54 K. Sofuoglu TUR Honda CBR600RR 2.962
4 7 C. Davies GBR Triumph Daytona 675 23.040
5 14 M. Lagrive FRA Triumph Daytona 675 26.338
6 127 R. Harms DEN Honda CBR600RR 32.544
7 4 G. Rea GBR Honda CBR600RR 36.591
8 37 K. Fujiwara JPN Kawasaki ZX-6R 36.697
9 55 M. Roccoli ITA Honda CBR600RR 36.879
10 117 M. Praia POR Honda CBR600RR 47.288
11 5 A. Lundh SWE Honda CBR600RR 48.168
12 40 J. DiSalvo USA Triumph Daytona 675 49.006
13 9 D. Dell'Omo ITA Honda CBR600RR 1'28.408
14 8 B. Chesaux SUI Honda CBR600RR 1'36.505
15 33 P. Cazzola ITA Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
16 10 I. Toth HUN Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
RET 99 F. Foret FRA Kawasaki ZX-6R 8 Laps
RET 25 D. Salom ESP Triumph Daytona 675 18 Laps
RET 51 M. Pirro ITA Honda CBR600RR 18 Laps
Round Number: 
4
2010
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