Niki Tuuli (Kallio Racing Yamaha) has won the second round of the FIM Europe Superstock 600cc Championship after a masterful display at a rain soaked Assen circuit in the Netherlands. A downpour just moments before the race meant a slight delay to proceedings but when the red lights eventually went out the committed fans who stayed and braved the treacherous conditions were treated to an exciting spectacle from the stars of the future.
Starting from 10th on the grid Finnish rider Niki Tuuli rode an almost perfect race leading at one point by more than 4 seconds before being caught by Italy’s Kevin Manfredi (Agro-On Wil Racedays Honda) and local rider Wayne Tessels (Wayne’s Racing Team Suzuki). The trio then put up a titanic fight to decide the podium places.
At the flag it was Tuuli who took his first ever STK600 victory ahead of Manfredi and Tessels. Tuuli also takes the lead in the championship after two races just 6 points ahead of Tessels.
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