The title leader crashed unhurt at Turn 15 while battling for the win; Varga and Vincze stand on the rostrum
Dustin Schneider (Goblin Racing) is a Northern Talent Cup winner after coming out on top of another thriller at the TT Circuit Assen, as a last lap fight for victory saw Rossi Moor (Farium Next Generation Riders) crash unhurt at Turn 15 – the same corner he won Race 1 at 24 hours prior. Tibor Varga (Forty Racing) claimed P2 for his second podium of the weekend, as Martin Vincze (Chrobak Motorsport Egyesület) climbed onto the box for the first time this season.
Home heroes Jurrien van Crugten (BB64 Academy) and Loris Veneman (Team NL Open Line) started from pole and P2 once again and just as we saw in Race 1, we were treated to an absolute stunner. Moor took no take in taking the lead from P4 on the grid, but the lead was changing lap after lap in Assen, no one able to break clear of the slipstream.
Heading into the closing stages, the top 12 riders were split by little over a second. It was as close as it could possibly be but Moor, at the beginning of the final lap, had a bit of breathing space. 0.6s was the Hungarian’s advantage but that was soon gone. The run out of Turn 11 all the way through to the Geert Timmer Chicane was where it came down to, as drama unfolded.
Moor was on the outside line as both Schneider and Varga slipped up the inside. Moor touched the curb on the outside of Turn 15, and this caused the number 92 to crash out of contention. Thankfully the title leader was perfectly alright as we saw Schneider negotiate the final chicane and cross the line as a winner in the NTC for the first time, the German leading home Varga and Vincze.
Lenoxx Phommara (Team Phommara) finished fourth for the second time this weekend, 0.3s from the win, as Veneman bounced back from his Race 1 disappointment to claim P5 on home turf. Sixth went to van Crugten, as Valentino Herrlich (Busch und Wagner Racing Team), Matteo Masili (Farium Next Generation Riders), second in the Cup Kevin Farkas (Agria Racing Team) and Noa Cuypers (Junior Black Knights) completed the top 10.
Next up for the NTC riders and teams is a trip to the Czech Republic at the end of July, as they join the WorldSBK paddock in Most for Round 5 of the season.