At Assen Markus Reiterberger repeated the pole position scored last weekend at Motorland Aragon thanks to an incredible lap in 1’36.456, which “Reiti” performed halfway the 30-minute Qualifying Practice after taking the lead already in the early stages. European Superstock 1000 seems to have found his new king: after winning at Motorland Aragon, the German rider could win the race also at Assen and if we look at how faster than the others he has been so far in Assen, he might repeat Aragon’s triumph in the Netherlands
For now Reiterberger’s opponents are racing on their own behind him and in QP the “best of the rest” was represented by Roberto Tamburini and Federico Sandi. The two Italian riders ranked 2nd and 3rd with half a second off the leader and tomorrow they will try to catch the reigning Superbike IDM Champion. But it will not be easy at all..
Behind the first three riders, Maximilian Scheib finished QP in fourth place in front of Jan Bühn and a surprising Emanuele Pusceddu, who had never been so competitive on D.K. Racing BMW previously. The young rider from Rome was faster also than Florian Marino, who ranked 7th and will start the race from the third row. The French rider will be joined by Riccardo Russo and the wild card rider Danny de Boer.
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