Guintoli takes first ever World Superbike victory in a wet race one at Assen
SYLVAIN GUINTOLI scored a first win for himself and the Effenbert Liberty Ducati team in the wet first race at Assen.
The Frenchman headed an all Ducati podium, joined by the Althea pair of Davide Giugliano and Carlos Checa, finishing in second and third respectively.
Commenting after his debut win, the Frenchman said: “We’ve been trying to catch that first victory for a while now. Since the start of the season we have showed that we have pace, but the results haven’t come. Finally I did it today.
"For me it’s a fantastic feeling, this race was crazy with a lot of crashes and I nearly crashed as well. It’s the first race since the accident to Joan and I want also to dedicate this win to him as well.”
1. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 18'38.395 2. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 18'41.028 3. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 18'41.426 4. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 18'42.322 5. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 18'42.769 6. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 18'49.754 7. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R 19'04.807 8. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 19'15.957 9. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 19'28.291 10. Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 19'47.242 11. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 19'50.155 12. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 19'52.383 13. David Salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 20'05.414 14. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 19'33.081 15. Mark Aitchison (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 19'45.779
RT. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 12'40.295 RT. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 6'43.300 RT. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 4'16.738 RT. John Hopkins (Crescent Fixi Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'26.685 RT. Leon Camier (Crescent Fixi Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 RT. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR
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