Espargaro hoping for good weather and another weekend as top CRT rider
Built in 1955 and originally measuring over ten kilometres, the historic Assen circuit has undergone a series of facelifts and alterations throughout its almost sixty years of history but the legend remains intact. The Dutch racetrack remains the most revered venue on the MotoGP calendar and it retains its traditional date on the final Saturday in June. This year it marks the start of the second third of the championship as the teams and riders tackle round seven with Jorge Lorenzo in the process of opening out a significant points cushion over the chasing Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa at the top of the standings.
The POWER ELECTRONICS Aspar Team head for Holland looking to continue their dominance of the new CRT machines, with Aleix Espargaró having finished as the fastest of the new breed machines in four of the opening six rounds so far. With twenty points already to his name the Spaniard is increasing his feeling for the ART machine and looking forward to making further progress over the summer. Just nine points behind him lies his team-mate Randy De Puniet, who has found his best form in recent weeks after a luckless start to the campaign.
Aleix Espargaró: “I am really looking forward to going to Assen, one of my favourite circuits after Catalunya. I can’t wait to get there and start having fun, because last year we missed out a lot because of the rain. Hopefully we get good weather this time and are able to enjoy a positive weekend. Our objective is the same as every other Grand Prix, which is to work hard to improve the performance of the ART bike and be the fastest CRT rider again. Assen is a pretty long track with a slow section and a very fast section, with flowing corners, and I always enjoy riding there. I preferred the old circuit but the new one is a lot of fun too.”
Source: Aspar Team Press Release