Tom Sykes: A win and a second is one off as good as it gets, and after a convincing race one win, it was good to see Sykes being pushed in race two. The pole man is now converting these starting positions into wins – 2013 is looking good!
Eugene Laverty: After two DNFs from Aragon, Laverty stuck it right where he needed to – with a fourth then a win in the second superbike race. With his team-mate leading the championship, Laverty now sits second – alongside Sykes and Chaz Davies.
European Junior Cup Spectators: A second covered the top six at Assen, with just 0.006s separating first from second. This is after a similar gap after Aragon. If you want close racing, here it is!
Jonathan Rea: Stepping on the podium was a cracking result for Rea, in what’s likely to be a tricky year on the Fireblade
Leon Camier: After wrecking his leg at Aragon, Camier rode through the pain barrier to score solid points in the top ten.
Guy Martin: A steady weekend at Cookstown saw Guy Martin battle with Michael Dunlop all meeting long. As starts to the season go, this is how to ease yourself in.
Leon Haslam: Breaking his leg on Friday, Haslam was in surgery just as everyone else was finishing riding at Assen. The prognosis is that of a typical racer, and Leon hopes to be on the bike at his home round in Donington. Finger’s crossed…
Carlos Checa: Checa didn’t seem to have his heart in it this weekend. The early pace of the Panagile from Phillip Island has evaporated now we’re back in Europe, and it’s now that the hard work starts…Click here to subscribe.