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BAUTISTA BUMPS IT UP TO TEN

Alvaro Bautista bumps his victory total to ten in Assen, ahead of Jonathan Rea and Michael van der Mark.

As the lights went out, Bautista bolted from the line to take the lead into turn one. Markus Reiterberger got away from the line better than Pata Yamaha rider, van der Mark, to follow Bautista throughout the first lap in second. Although the Dutch man was on the tail of Reiterberger, he had a massive moment coming out of the final corner heading onto the straight, leaving him in the hands of Rea. Rea eventually triumphed past van der Mark to take up the chase to Bautista.

Reiterberger slipped through the field while a battle for the final podium position continued, with van der Mark, Alex Lowes and Leon Haslam all in the mix. Lowes managed to get the better of his fellow Midlands man, Haslam, to take fourth as the pair complete the top five.