SBK: Assen Race Report, Spies Wins Race 1, Haga Wins Race 2

Ben Spies wins Race 1 in Assesn

Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) and Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) continued their two-way domination of the 2009 Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship at the Assen TT Circuit in the Netherlands by taking a win apiece in front of 76,000 spectators. The Texan pulled out a fantastic pass on his Japanese rival to take a last-gasp […]

SBK: Ben Spies takes Provisional Pole at Assen

Ben Spies takes provisional pole in Assen

Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) powered to the provisional pole at the end of the first day of action at Assen. The Texan, a total newcomer to the Dutch track, set an impressive time of 1 minute 38.747 seconds, four-tenths of a second away from last year’s record time of Bayliss in qualifying, but which […]

SBK: John Hopkins Dislocates Hip During Highside Crash in Assen

John Hopkins Stiggy Honda

Only four a laps into the opening practice session in Assen today, Stiggy Racing Honda rider John Hopkins high-sided off his bike and sustained serious injuries. The session was red-flagged while John Hopkins was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a dislocated left hip. He will return to the USA to undergo further treatment. A […]