Pedrosa hoping for front tyre improvement to tackle Assen circuit
The MotoGP World Championship rolls up to the Netherlands this week, embarking on a three-race series on consecutive weekends. The Repsol riders arrive at round seven having taken a victory and three podiums last time out at Silverstone. The 4.542km Assen circuit, known as ‘The Cathedral,’ hosts the only race of the year held on a Saturday.
After returning to the podium at the most recent GP, Casey Stoner will be in action at a track where he holds a series of five consecutive podium — including victory in 2008. Second in the overall standings, the reigning MotoGP World Champion will chase his first win since the Portuguese Grand Prix. Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa is also looking for glory and is currently third in the standings. The Spaniard missed last year’s Dutch TT through injury.
Dani Pedrosa “I wasn’t there last year due to the injury, but it’s a circuit we know well. Assen has changeable weather so I hope we can have some dry sessions to continue setting up the bike and making it more rideable. We need some more experience with the new front tyre and hopefully we can make another step forward this week. In Assen is important to have a good feeling with the tyres because there are several fast corners. I am really looking forward to this race and aiming to ride at my best”.
Source: Repsol Media Press Release