Eugene Laverty took a dramatic win in the second race of Sunday's third World Superbike Championship Round at Assen.

The Toomebridge rider hit the front on his Aprilia on the 18th lap of 22, overhauling race one winner Tom Sykes.

Laverty had taken fourth in the first race behind Sykes, runner-up Jonathan Rea and third-placed Sylvain Guintoli.

Laverty lies joint second overall in the series on 83 points, with Chaz Davies and Sykes. The trio are 28 points behind Guintoli. Rea, who was fourth in race two, lies fifth on 63.

For Laverty, it was his second win of the season, the 26-year-old having triumphed at the opening round at Phillip Island in February.