Tag Archives: Assen

Crutchlow: Conditions make opening session “not relevant”


Cal Cruthclow set the pace in the morning session but the Englishman felt afterwards that the session counted for very little given the cold and damp conditions. Speaking after the session Crutchlow said: “This morning was not relevant; the laptime … Continue reading

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Lorenzo still assessing his condition


Jorge Lorenzo was passed fit by race direction to race at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix but the Spaniard is far from certain to race on Sunday. Having undergone two operations on his collarbone following crashes at the Dutch … Continue reading

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Redding predicts Espargaro battle


Scott Redding will start from the front row for tomorrow’s Moto2 race at Assen and the championship leader is confident that he will be a match for Pol Espargaro in race conditions. The duo have dominated the championship thus far … Continue reading

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Rivals give their thoughts on Lorenzo returning to Assen


Jorge Lorenzo’s decision to return to Assen and try to race tomorrow has been greeted with shock and disbelief within the MotoGP paddock. The reigning world champion crashed heavily during FP2 and suffered a fractured collarbone. He immediately flew back … Continue reading

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Lack of dry running leaves Laverty struggling


A lack of dry track time hampered Michael Laverty with the PBM rider having to settle for 22nd on the grid for the Dutch TT. Having struggled in yesterday’s opening practice session the team were forced to try radical changes … Continue reading

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De Puniet: Second row was possible


Randy de Puniet qualified ninth for tomorrow’s Dutch TT at Assen but the Frenchman felt that if not for encountering traffic he could have qualified on the second row: “I’m a little disappointed because Bautista was on my line [on … Continue reading

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Exceptionally difficult track conditions at Assen


In both wet and dry conditions the low grip Assen track surface offered a huge challenge to MotoGP riders. In the morning session, ran in cool track temperatures, the riders were visibly scrambling for grip with Nicky Hayden commenting that, … Continue reading

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