Results tagged “Assen” from Sunday Sun Blog
WELL, it's been a while since I last blogged. November 21 to be precise.
But that's the thing with motorsport. Once the season ends we have six weeks or so when a few things happen with relation to the coming year, but then it all goes quiet.
Thankfully, February always heralds a new start.
CROFT Circuit has tonight revealed it plans to be back on the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship calendar in 2013.
The news comes just hours after it was revealed the North Yorkshire circuit would not host a round of the leading two-wheel domestic championship in 2012.
Although BSB is now to run a round at Assen in The Netherlands next September, series officials confirmed today that Croft hadn't been lost at Assen's expense, and that it was actually the circuit itself which chose not to host an event.
THE North East will not host a round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship next season after Croft has been sensationally cut from the calendar.
Instead, the series will cross the channel to The Netherlands as it tackles the famous Assen Circuit for the first time in September
It is believed that Croft had turned down the offer of a round of the successful and highly popular championship next year as it struggles to work around its tight noise restrictions.
CARLOS Checa was back to his best as he took the win in the second World Superbike Championship race at Assen.
The championship leader extended his points tally after beating reigning champ Max Biaggi across the line at the end of the 22-lap race.
Third man home was Race One winner Jonathan Rea, closely follwed by Biaggi's Alitalia team-mate Leon Camier.
JONATHAN Rea doubled up with his second victory of the day in Race Two at Assen, once again leading a trio of Brits onto the podium.
The HANNSpree Ten Kate Honda rider emerged victorious from a hard-fought 21-Lap battle royale, which at one point looked as if it could be won by any one of six riders.
Second man home was championship leader Leon Haslam, with James Toseland scoring his second podium of the day in third.