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Assen. The BMW Motorrad #WorldSBK Team scored more points with the new BMW #s1000rr at #assen (NED) than any other race weekend so far in this season’s FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK). #markusreiterberger (GER) finished sixth in the two races, which were both held on Sunday. Team-mate #tomsykes (GBR) came home tenth and seventh. The duo’s haul for the weekend was 35 points – their biggest score so far. The TT Circuit #assen hosted round four of the 2019 #WorldSBK season.
Race one, which was postponed due to snow on Saturday, was held on Sunday morning. It was followed in the afternoon by race two. Reiterberger started both races from third on the grid with Sykes in sixth.
Reiterberger climbed into second place thanks to an outstanding start in race one. For seven laps, he was hot on the heels of leader Alvaro Bautista (ESP / Ducati) before dropping a few positions. Despite that, Reiterberger still came home sixth to claim his best result of the season so far. Sykes was running eighth going into the final lap, but unfortunately conceded two places late on. In race two, Reiterberger initially dropped back to seventh, but was always in touch with the leading group. Sykes fell to ninth place after the start, but soon climbed into eighth place behind Reiterberger. Both riders passed Leon Haslam (GBR / Kawasaki) in the final stages of the race. Reiterberger crossed the finish line in sixth place again, followed just 0.014 seconds later by Sykes in seventh.
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