The races were part of the support package for the Superbike World Championship round in Assen and the British-French duo completed free practice and qualifying in race one and started race one on Saturday from pole position.
At the start of the first 18-lap race, it was Ellis/Clement who punched the holeshot in turn one and they fended off Reeves/Rousseau’s attention during the opening laps. But finally Reeves/Rousseau made a pass and they took the lead on lap seven. They were able to maintain their slight lead through the mid-race laps, but current world champions Schlosser/Fries had managed to overcome Ellis/Clement and were determined to take the lead for themselves.
On lap 13 Schlosser/Fries took the lead with Ellis/Clement also passing Reeves/Rousseau but they couldn’t regain the lead and had to settle for a close second just 0.6s behind Schlosser/ Fries and 5.3 s in front of Reeves / Rousseau.
From the second race on Sunday, Ellis/Clement held the lead for the first lap before giving up the lead to Reeves/Rousseau. But Ellis was determined to secure the win and regained the lead on lap five and started to pull away from the pack.
Schlosser/Fries also passed Reeves/Rousseau but were too far behind to have any influence on the leaders and Ellis/Clement headed home for a decisive victory, some 6.097 seconds ahead of their rivals.
With a victory and a second place Ellis/Clement maintain their lead in the championship with 90 points, Schlosser/Fries 86, Reeves/Rousseau 68.
The team are now heading home to prepare for their debut in the 2022 Molson Group UK Sidecar Championship at Oulton Park during the April 30/May 2 bank holiday where they will contest two 10-lap races, the first on Sunday and the second on Monday in May.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-26 09:47:57