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Rea pipped for victory in Assen

Honda rider Jonathan Rea
Jonathan Rea is sixth in the championship standings

Jonathan Rea was edged into second place by Hannspree Ten Kate Honda teammate Andrew Pitt in Sunday's World Supersport round at Assen.

The Ballyclare rider, who started from second, was involved in a titanic battle with Australian ace Pitt throughout the race.

Rea led going into the final lap but Pitt came through to claim victory by just 0.014 seconds.

Championship leader Joan Lascorz of Spain completed the podium places.

Rea now lies sixth in the championship standings.

see also
Rea finishes sixth in Valencia
06 Apr 08 |  Motorbikes
Rea takes fifth in Phillip Island
02 Mar 08 |  Motorbikes
Rea set to delay finger surgery
27 Feb 08 |  Motorbikes
Rea crashes out in Qatar opener
23 Feb 08 |  Motorbikes

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