In race two at the Assen circuit it was Sylvain Guintoli who took the race win, giving the Bennetts Suzuki team a debut victory for the new GSX-R1000 machine.
Shane Byrne – Be Wiser Ducati – led the most part of race as he sought to get back on top of the championship table, but McAMS Yamaha rider James Ellison was hunting down the victory. Whilst Byrne and Ellison were battling it out for first place, those behind were starting to close in on the leading duo.
The battle for the race win then ensued between the likes of Haslam, Ellison, Byrne and Guintoli with all four riders going for the same breaking point at turn one which led to both title fighters – Haslam and Byrne – running on. Byrne ended up rejoining in fifth which allowed Guintoli to take the lead from which he pulled a gap from the four riders behind.
With under a second covering the top three, it was Guintoli who took the race win on his Bennetts Suzuki machine with Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha – in second and Haslam in third.
The fastest lap of the race once again went to Shane Byrne on the third lap of the race with a time of 1:36.908s.
Results (top 5):
1. Sylvain Guintoli – Bennetts Suzuki – 29.19.632
2. Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha – +0.589s
3. Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – +0.873s
4. James Ellison – McAMS Yamaha – +1.315s
5. Shane Byrne – Be Wiser Ducati – +1.410s
Championship standings after round 11 (top 6):
1. Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – 612pts
2. Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha – 580pts
3. Shane Byrne – Be Wiser Ducati – 579pts
4. Jake Dixon – RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki – 558pts
5. Peter Hickman – Smiths Racing BMW – 549pts
6. Jason O’Halloran – Honda Racing – 526pts