Superbikes 2012: behind the scenes part 2

At part 1 you saw the riders and a peek behind the scenes of the World Superbikes at Assen circuit.

In this part you will see the action shots of all the riders.

Checa seemed very relaxed by waving to his fans coming out of the pit.

Race 1 was a very exciting race until it started to rain, at this point red flags where shown and the race was stopped. After a small break the wet race was under way with the BMW of Haslam in the front.

But as usual in the rain the man at the front felt down, just like Haslam, Rea and Badovini.

Guintoli had a steady pace behind the leaders and when they felt down he took over and stayed in front, taking his first ever victory in the World Superbikes. After a careful start Checa started to go to the front with his teammate Giugliano in second place he tried passing him in the GT corner but Giugliano held the second place.

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Race 2 was declared a wet race but the circuit was drying up and Guintoli took advantage of the slippery condition by taking a lot of risk, he opened up a big gap.

Behind him was his teammate Smrz trying to do the same but he eventually felt.

At the end of the race it was clear that the tires were crucial and that those of Guintoli where declining fast. Rea was the upcoming man and went to the front, taking victory for the home team Ten Kate Honda racing.

With Guintoli coming second and a well deserved third for Laverty.

For World Champion Checa race 2 was very disappointing due to a technical problem he was forced to come into the pit. He eventually went out again and clocked very decent lap times.

Pictures are taken in the GT corner, where a lot of overtakes take place at the end of the race. We also made some action shots coming out of the slowest corner Strubben.

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special thanks to:

Pirelli --> www.pirelli.com

 

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