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Isaac Vinales fastest Honda rider in Assen Moto3 qualifying
Spaniard Isaac Vinales (Bimbo Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda) came through to head a close pack of Hondas in the Moto3 class, where Honda is up against rival factories, with some motors in production-racing chassis and others in specialist prototype chassis. With Vinales eighth overall, in the middle of row three,... Read more
Cardus to start from 23rd at Assen but optimistic for good group battle
After another mixed day at the Dutch Grand Prix in Assen it was a good feeling for all NGM Mobile Forward riders with their SpeedUp bikes. They all look forward to knowing what the weather conditions will be like for tomorrow’s race. Ricky Cardus “It has been a rather... Read more
Espargaro back on pole position at Assen, Rabat qualifies fourth after crash, Pons 27th
Third pole position of the season for Pol Espargaró at the Dutch GP today and the second in session after taking pole in Qatar and Catalunya. Hist fastest laptime was 0.099s faster than the best lap from French rider Johann Zarco and 0.145s faster than championship leader Scott Redding. Following... Read more
Lorenzo to assess fitness level in warmup after return to Assen
Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo returned to the Assen circuit at 6.15pm today to be reunited with his team. The World Champion flew directly from Barcelona following surgery last night to repair a broken left collarbone sustained in Thursday’s second free practice. Lorenzo is in positive mood following the... Read more
Oliveira makes history with first ever pole position of a Portuguese rider
Portuguese teenager Miguel Oliveira claimed a small piece of history at Assen today, fighting back to secure the first pole position for the all-new Mahindra, and the first for the only Indian team in bike grand prix racing, in the four-stroke Moto3™ class. In windy and cool conditions with the... Read more
Bautista “not very happy” with qualifying but confident in race pace
Alvaro Bautista is looking forward to tomorrow’s Dutch TT despite starting from further back on the grid than he would have hoped after an impressive showing during free practice. Unfortunately at the moment of truth in qualifying he didn’t have the confidence to push any harder but his pace... Read more
Hanika continues stellar qualifying performance with another pole position at Assen
Karel Hanika keeps his run of Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup qualifying domination going with his third pole position of the season at Assen. Completing the front row of the grid behind the 17-year-old Czech are local hero Scott Deroue, also 17, and 16-year-old Briton Bradley Ray. Hanika’s time came... Read more
Mixed weather makes first day at Assen a challenge for the Gresini Team
A dry track in the morning and rain in the afternoon was not the ideal way for the teams and riders to begin work at the Dutch TT today, as they prepare for qualifying tomorrow and the race on Saturday. However, this event is never known for its straightforward... Read more
Espargaro quickest on first day at Assen, Rabat and Pons looking to improve on Friday
The Tuenti HP 40 Moto2 Team finished the first day of practice at the Assen circuit with a good feeling. The track celebrates its 65th anniversary in the world championship and is the only circuit which has been on the calendar since 1948. Pol Espargaró was the fastest rider in... Read more
Dutch TT, Assen: Bridgestone Practice Review
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo suffered a tragic change in fortunes on the first day of action at Assen, as the reigning champion clocked the quickest time of the day before sadly breaking his left collarbone in a crash during a wet Free Practice Two. In a day of contrasting... Read more