Assen, the last meeting before the summer holidays

A race that everyone intends to hit to finish with a good mark this first half of the season.

Quartararo, well installed at the head

It floats like a holiday air in MotoGP ™. But before you make the most of it, you still have to “validate your semester.” At this point, it was obvious that the players of Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. Author of a mixed start to the season, ‘El Diablo’, in fact, will have been decided from Portimão. Forced to deal with this package that will not evolve on the engine side, the Frenchman began to free himself. And since then, he has only lost one podium: he went to Le Mans. Recently rewarded with a victory at the Sachsenring, his third of the year, the Nice now reaches a circuit that has often triumphed with Yamaha: the Assen. The tuning fork mark has won 11 times in 19 outings. Also, the last winner of the Dutch TT is none other than the World Champion.

At the back, the hole is made. Despite being constant, Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing) is already at 34 points … a drop that he will want to close!

Zarco rises to the rankings!

But who really returns is Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing). Only seven are still five Grand Prix left, the tricolor is already in third place; a result that makes him the best representative of Ducati. Fifth in Le Mans, fourth in Mugello, third in Montmeló, then second in Sachsenring: their results are constantly improving. So can you finally achieve that success that has always been rejected in MotoGP ™? We will know soon. Meanwhile, this Dutch route evokes quite fond memories. Remember he won his first pole among the elite in 2017.

Will the rain come and redistribute the cards?

Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP ™) could have recovered from his two accidents, but returned to fourth place. That said, he still has some leeway on Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), who is also slowly gaining ground. We also know its address on wet tracks. This year’s performance at the Red Bull Ring was the best example. However, they are precisely announcing rain this weekend!

Beware of official Ducati riders

Another specialist in the field: Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team), who had achieved his first victory in the queen category in this circuit, precisely in these conditions … His recent Top 3 also allowed him to overtake his teammate Francesco. Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team). For its part, it comes out of two very complicated tests: taken in a crash in Catalonia, it is all alone who this time was trapped in Germany. Too bad, because probably the Italian was the only driver able to face Fabio Quartararo in Saxony and now, 91 units separate him from him. Assen, this line that was tattooed on his arm in honor of his first hit, will he smile more?

Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar), who withdrew from the last race due to a fractured left wrist, is still tied on points with Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar), as the Mallorcan will be to blame. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), whose future we do not know, is the last competitor to appear in the top ten.

Moto2 ™: the rise of A. Fernández

In Moto2 ™, Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Team), the victim of a fall 11 laps to the end, is definitely struggling to get good results. Nevertheless, the Italian remains the leader of the Championship by eight units against Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia). However, the danger comes more from Augusto Fernández (Red Bull KTM Ajo) who has never done less than fifth in the space of four races. Better yet, he won two victories. 11e after Portimão, he is now third in the hierarchy! And guess where he tasted his first win? In Assen, in 2019 … Arón Canet (Flexbox HP40) fell, therefore, to the fourth position ahead of Tony Arbolino (ELF Marc VDS Racing Team).

Moto3 ™: The bond is tightened between Garcia and Guevara

In Moto3 ™, Izan Guevara (GASGAS Aspar Team), who won the last two rounds, took the equivalent of 21 points from his teammate. Seven separate them at the dawn of this Dutch stage. Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing) takes the lead over Jaume Masia (Red Bull KTM Ajo), while Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Tech3) completes the Top 10.

The first free practice sessions in Assen will take place this Friday from 9 am.

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