Marco Melandri (ITA) finished the Superpole qualifying session in seventh place and His team-mate Chaz Davies (GBR) start the race tomorrow from 13th place on the grid.
The 2013 WSBK runner up has climbed on the top step of the podium for the fifth time in his caree
Leon Haslam crashed at Turn 7 in morning practice sustaining injuries to his left leg. In the World Supersport classification, it was Antonelli who stormed to the top on the very wet Assen TT Circuit
WSBK back to “The Cathedral”
In the overall standings Checa is now in twelfth position with 29 points and Badovini lies fifteenth with 20 points.
Team SBK Ducati Alstare moves on to Assen for round 3 of the World SBK Championship
In the Riders' classification, Chaz Davies, Laverty and Sykes are on equal points behind leader Sylvain Guintoli (FRA), all having 83 points and Marco Melandri sits in eighth with 51 points.
The two Ducati Alstare flag-bearers therefore qualified easily for this afternoon’s Superpole.
Bad weather but a good result for Davide Giugliano
In the free practice at noon, also under wet conditions, Marco and Chaz were third and fourth respectively.
Jonathan Rea emerged victorious ahead of Alex Lowes and Davide Giugliano.