Supersport 300 Assen, Race: Luca Grünwald takes a wonderful win

Like last week at Motorland Aragon and like one year ago, World Supersport 300 provided once again a wonderful race, with non-stop overtaking and a crazy final lap. Finally the victory went to Luca Grünwald, maybe the most experienced rider of the front group (he raced in Moto3 World Championship and German Superbike IDM). The German rider took the lead after the last-corner crash of Koen Meuffels and then he managed to run first on the finish line in front of local heroes Glenn van Straalen and Scott Deroue. Fourth place for Ana Carrasco, once again just outside the podium.

EXCITING BATTLE – After the start many riders became part of a big front group led by Koen Meuffels and Scott Deroue. During the race there were many overtakes and very often the first position shifted from a rider to another, with also people like Mika Pérez, Walid Khan and Luca Grünwald taking the lead for some minutes (or rather some seconds). Meuffels tried more than once to distance his opponents and lead the race on his own, but the others came back to him every time and in the end the Aragon Round winner had to fight with a group including Pérez, van Straalen, Deroue, Carrasco, Khan, Grünwald, Tom Edwards, Dorren Loureiro and Dani Valle.

INCREDIBLE FINAL – At the last lap Pérez took the lead and seemed to have everything under control, but the ParkinGO Kawasaki Spaniard crashed at De Bult and so Tom Edwards took the lead. But just for two or three seconds, because Edwards fell at the next corner (with Dani Valle forced to go on the gravel to avoid his Kawasaki). Moreover, at the final chicane we saw the crash of Koen Meuffels, probably caused by a brake issue. None of these accidents involved Luca Grünwald, who took a well-deserved victory thanks to a mature race conduct without mistakes or extreme moves. The Freundenberg KTM rider won in front of the locals Glenn van Straalen and Scott Deroue.

THE REST – Behind the top 3, Ana Carrasco took fourth place followed by Walid Khan and Mykyta Kalinin, while María Herrera ranked tenth and scored her first six points in the championship. In addition to the above mentioned riders, the list of who fell during the races includes other protagonists of WorldSSP300 such as Borja Sánchez and Galang Hendra Pratama.


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