FIM Europe News

European Superstock 600 Championship and European Junior Cup in Assen

European Stock 600 Assen webThe third round of the FIM Europe Superstock 600cc Championship, held at the iconic Cathedral of Speed that is the TT circuit in Assen was won after a long fight among five riders.

At the end the winner was  Turkish rider Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) who maintained his 100% winning record in the series. The youngster, who arrived to the championship thanks to the help of Kenan Sofuoglu, took his 3rd race win of the year (4th of his career) by 0.680s ahead of Michael Rinaldi (San Carlo Team Italia) and Niki Tuuli (Kallio Racing) who completed the podium.
Hugo Clere (MG Competition) claimed a career best 4th, just missing out on a podium finish, whilst Julian Puffe (MTM – HS Kawasaki) had a lonely final part of the race to finish 5th – his best ever result.
The top 6 was completed on the final lap by local rider Rob Hartog (MTM – HS Kawasaki) who overhauled Federico Caricasulo (Pata Honda Junior Team) in the closing stages.
Razgatlioglu heads to Imola for the 4th round of the series with a maximum 75 points, and sits 30 points clear of Michael Rinaldi in the overall standings.
European Junior Cup
The grid for tomorrow’s 10 lap European Junior Cup race at Assen has been decided, with Estonian Hannes Soomer (Lub Line Auto24Ring) starting from Pole Position alongside Italian Emanuele Pusceddu (SK & Itaba Moto) and local rider Karlo Slager (Start/RT Racing Support).
Championship leader after MotorLand Aragon Javier Orellana (Europ Foods) will start from 4th.