WSS: Ten Kate Honda Assen weekend summary

Home run! The fourth round of the World Supersport Championship at Assen proved successful all round for the HANNspree Ten Kate Honda team. The Holland-based team were determined to achieve a good result at their home circuit and didn't...

Home run!

The fourth round of the World Supersport Championship at Assen proved successful all round for the HANNspree Ten Kate Honda team. The Holland-based team were determined to achieve a good result at their home circuit and didn't disappoint the Dutch fans with a superb victory and second-placed finish in today's 21-lap race.

A fantastic start from second place on the grid enabled HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's Jonathan Rea to grab the holeshot. The 21-year-old Ulsterman maintained his position at the front of the pack, until he was overtaken by team-mate Andrew Pitt on lap two.

The HANNspree Ten Kate Honda duo rode consistently at the Netherlands circuit and regularly swapped and changed places as they battled for the lead. Joan Lascorz, Broc Parkes and British [Rea_assen] rider Craig Jones and were also among the frontrunners but it was determined Australian Pitt who came out on top, narrowly beating Rea to his debut World Supersport win. Pitt's race time was just 0.014 seconds faster than Rea, while third-placed Lascorz was just 0.150 seconds behind.

Meanwhile, HANNspree Stiggy Motorsport's Josh Brookes and Robbin Harms also enjoyed a good result at Assen. Brookes maintained consistency throughout race distance to score sixth place, while team-mate Harms finished in 13th place.

Pitt is second in the championship overall, with Brookes and Rea in fifth and sixth places respectively.

-credit: hannspreeracingworld.com

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Andrew Pitt , Broc Parkes , Craig Jones , Robbin Harms , Jonathan Rea , Joan Lascorz