2017-03-06 OW Cup Assen – Faster, Faster, Faster

Greg 03-06-2017

A large number of our team members were present on June 3 to participate in the 3rd OW Cup race on Assen’s TT Circuit. The morning started with two qualifications.

Results Qualifying:

NK SPORTCUP 600
6 -Jan Houbraken – 1.54.9
12 -Andre Bleyenberg – 1.55.5

NK-PROCUP 600
3-Greg Barnes- 1.49.8
5-Mark v Bunnik-1.50.2
9- Luc van Gerven- 1.51.3

NK-PROCUP 1000
8-Thorsten Burger-1.49.0

In the afternoon the races took place and the tension rose, especially for our “rookies”, André Bleyenberg and Jan Houbraken. This would be the first real race for them, after getting their racelicence during our spring training in Cartagena.

RACE-RESULTS, races over 9 laps:

NK SPORTCUP 600
16- Jan Houbraken
24 – Andre Bleyenberg
Unfortunately, Jan stalled his engine at the start and also hampered André behind him. Together they cut through the field of 40 riders.

Jan Houbraken #35 Sportcup 600

Jan Houbraken #35 Sportcup 600 

Andre Bleyenberg #76 Sportcup 600

Andre Bleyenberg #76 Sportcup 600

NK PROCUP 600
4- Greg Barnes
5- Luc van Gerven
7-Mark van Bunnik
Greg was the first two laps in the lead, but could not manage any longer against the tuned engines of the first three. Luke and Mark rode a strong race and followed not far behind.

Greg Barnes #67 Procup 600

Greg Barnes #67 Procup 600 

Luc van Gerven #36 Procup 600

Luc van Gerven #36 Procup 600 

Mark van Bunnik #77 Procup 600

Mark van Bunnik #77 Procup 600

Onboard video race Greg:

Onboard video race Mark:

NK PROCUP 1000:
8 – Thorsten Burger
Thorsten could unfortunately not use his Ducati and rode his Kawasaki. He delivered a great achievement to finish 8th in this strong field.

Thorsten Burger #38 Procup 1000

Thorsten Burger #38 Procup 1000

All riders achieved personal success by improving their own PR on Assen!

Next weekend we already have our next races, round 4 and 5 of the OW Cup on the track of Oschersleben- 10th and 11th June 2017.

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