april 13, 2019 - BMW Motorsport

Another impressive Superpole for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team – Winter weather causes Assen race one cancellation

Press release available only in original language. 

Assen. Saturday’s #assen (NED) action was shorter than expected for the #fimsuperbikeworldchampionship (WorldSBK) and the BMW Motorrad #WorldSBK Team. The afternoon’s opening race was cancelled due to snow.

In the morning’s Superpole qualifying session, #markusreiterberger (GER) had clocked the third fastest time on his BMW #s1000rr, earning himself a place on the front row of the grid for the first time in his #WorldSBK career. Lady Luck was not on the side of his team-mate #tomsykes (GBR), whose flying Superpole lap was interrupted by a red flag. The British rider ultimately had to settle for sixth place.
The two BMW Motorrad #WorldSBK Team riders had shown in Friday’s practice that they are quick at #assen. Sykes set the fastest time of the day on his RR, while Reiterberger was fourth fastest. They then continued where they left off in the third practice session on Saturday morning with second place for Sykes and fourth for Reiterberger. Superpole was red flagged and ended with just one minute of qualifying remaining.

Reiterberger was third at the time. Sykes, on the other hand, had just set by far the fastest time in sector one when the red flags appeared. As such, he had to settle for sixth place and the second row of the grid. 
The start of the race was initially delayed as snow started to fall, but was subsequently cancelled. The race will be held tomorrow at 11:00 instead of the Superpole Race while race two will be started as usual at 14:00.

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