Championship lead after double Dutch delight at Assen

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They say race wins are like buses you wait and wait and then two come along at once and that’s certainly the case for Team 109 who after several years of chasing World Championship glory leave the second round of the FIM Supersport World Championship as leaders of the series after a double win by Daniel Mogeda at the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands.

Mogeda, who rejoined the squad for the 2024 season qualified well in fourteenth despite tricky conditions and was soon involved in a multi rider battle for the podium. A red flag and subsequent restart over five laps meant a sprint race would determine the outcome of the opening encounter. Some impressive overtakes and exceptional late braking saw the #88 in the perfect position to attack on the final lap and the Spaniard needed no second invitation, crossing the line to win both his and the team’s first WorldSSP300 race by a slender 0.083s.

Sunday saw Daniel once again at the sharp end from lights out to the flag. With more than 15 rider locked together for most of the race it was a game of cat and mouse in the early stages, the final lap producing some of the most exciting overtakes in WorldSSP300 history with Team 109’s sole representative this year once again able to showcase his incredible race craft to outfox his rivals in the closing metres to win for the second time in as many days by an even smaller margin of 0.040s.

The double win moves Daniel and the team into first position in the world championship ahead of round three in Misano – Italy, in early June.

Daniel Mogeda

“I started race one in P14 but felt comfortable but was able to overtake a lot of riders. It started to rain in the final lap, but I was confident and was able to win. It was my first win in the world championship, and I am so happy. For me and the team we have come a long way and we have worked hard together for it. To win with Team 109 is a pleasure and gives me a great emotion because we are like a family, and I am so happy here. I want to dedicate this win to my brother. Sunday was an incredible day for me. I felt good in the warm up and was confident. I started on the front row and immediately I was in the leading group. I was able to win my second consecutive race which is like a dream. We are leading the championship which is incredible. I want to thank the whole team – they are the best and I want to thank my family and those that support me. See you in Misano!”

Paul Tobin – Team Principal

“What an incredible weekend. The weather conditions didn’t help any rider or team and the first part of race one was chaotic. We were confident ahead of the weekend after Catalunya and we knew we could be there or thereabouts. To win the race was incredible. He showed tremendous courage in the final sector of the last lap, knowing it was raining and he was on slicks. It was an emotional win for us with the history of the team and a great way for Daniel to take his first victory with us. Race two on Sunday we started P2, and he was able to lead on the first lap. He managed the race superbly well. His race craft has come on leaps and bounds from the last time he rode with us, and you can see him thinking about what he does on track. He had a plan, and it was another perfectly executed move in the final sector against Julio (Garcia). To do the double is an exceptional achievement. We are ecstatic. Daniel is leading the world championship, but we are keeping our feet on the ground. A lot can happen but we are looking forward to Misano where I am confident that both Daniel and the team can run at the front again.”