Bridgestone has issued an official press relase on their investigation of the tyre issues that appeared at Assen last weekend. Unexpected excessive heat appears to have caused the tyres losing massive chunks during the race, but Bridgestone denies that this was due to any faulty tyres, but instead a... Read more
Dutch Grand Prix, Assen: Bridgestone debrief with Shinichi Yamashita
Last Saturday’s Dutch TT at the fabled Assen circuit saw Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner bounce back to score his third win of the season ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa and Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Andrea Dovizioso. The reigning champion now sits level with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo in... Read more
Race direction imposes penalty on Álvaro Bautista for first corner crash at Assen
After Álvaro Bautista crashed out in the first corner at Assen, collecting Jorge Lorenzo in the process, the Yamaha team immediately lodged an appeal with race direction which investigated the incident. Race direction then came to the conclusion that Bautista was riding in an irresponsible manner and therefore ruled... Read more
Rosell improves again but looking for more in coming races
QMMF Racing Team riders Anthony West and Elena Rosell scored 21st and 25th place in the Moto2 Grand Prix of Assen, but even though this meant a solid result which was much stronger than their practice positions, both West and Rosell were far from satisfied. After encouraging results in... Read more
Disappointed Salom loses out on Assen podium after photo finish
Luis Salom had to swallow hard. A photo finish revealed the Spanish rider of RW Racing GP missed out on the podium by one thousandth of a second. The two millimeter difference between the front tire of Danny Kent and the one of Luis Salom was not visible with... Read more
Second place puts Pedrosa back in the title hunt as championship leader crashes out
The MotoGP World Championship put the finishing touches to a fantastic Dutch TT weekend. A podium double for the Repsol Honda Team from Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa capped off what had been a successful day of racing for the Spanish energy company, following on from wins for Marc... Read more
Bautista devastated and apologetic after first corner fiasco at Assen
Álvaro Bautista played little part in the Dutch TT, but infortunately his seconds of action on track had a big impact. The Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider lost the front of his bike on the opening corner, lowsiding and taking World Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo out as well.... Read more
Lorenzo furious after being wiped out in first corner and losing almost new engine
Jorge Lorenzo’s Assen TT was brought to a disastrous end at the first corner. The Championship leader was taken out by an over eager Alvaro Bautista, coming in too hot and taking both himself and Lorenzo out. Jorge Lorenzo “Well, today was a complete disaster, Alvaro’s move... Read more
Barbera happy with 7th place and Ducati battle despite rear tyre issue
The 26-lap race of the 2012 Iveco TT Assen Grand Prix started under a blue sky and with blazing sunshine that made a decided change from yesterday’s tricky weather conditions. Hèctor Barberà took a deserved top seven finish at the legendary Circuit van Drenthe this afternoon. The 25-year-old rider from... Read more
Mechanical failure ends Espargaro’s fight for top CRT spot at Assen
A chaotic start to the Dutch TT had a big effect on the MotoGP class, as on the opening corner Alvaro Bautista bowled series leader Jorge Lorenzo out of the race. That left Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner out in front without their main rival amongst them, and the... Read more