Sylvain Guintoli first and second at Assen in World Superbike Championship

One-two finishes for Guintoli at Dutch round of World Superbike Championship



21:30 GMT, 22 April 2012

Sylvain Guintoli finished first and second in the two races of the Dutch round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen on Sunday.

The Effenbert Liberty Ducati rider led home a rain-affected race one but had to settle for second to Jonathan Rea in race two at the home event for the Northern Irishman’s Honda team.

Aprilia rider Max Biaggi posted fourth and eighth places to lead title holder Carlos Checa by one point in the standings. Britain’s Tom Sykes lies third overall, 13 points back from Biaggi, despite only posting a sixth in race two on his Kawasaki.

Out in front: Sylvain Guintoli takes the lead

Out in front: Sylvain Guintoli takes the lead