For only a couple of minutes Markus Bösiger felt happy about his third ranking in the first cup race at Assen. After that he was penalised with 10 seconds and dropped to the fifth ranking.
The Swiss European Champion 2007 was penalised after the peaceful race for exceeding the maximum permitted speed limit of 160 km/hr. He was a little brought down to the earth by the decision of the jury depriving him of his first four points. "I could not get much from the race and so I drove at peace. I am not aware of any violation of the rules," said Markus in reaction to the decision of the jury. "At least I improved my starting position in the second race by one row. By the way, last year in Barcelona I was also penalised after the first cup race. I do not know the reason but I must get used to this somehow."