Most riders took advantage of the second day of the test to work on their bike’s setup with the latest Michelin tyres
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Assen was anything but a predictable Grand Prix weekend, Rossi and Lorenzo certainty hoping for normality in Germany.
The Dutch GP was an unforgettable weekend for a number of riders, none more so than Jack Miller (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS). He mastered the wet conditions and took a sensational first win, returning Australia to the top step of the podium for the first time since 2012. Miller is now the tenth youngest winner in the class to win and is out for more consistent results having proved he’s ‘not an idiot,’ and Honda’s faith in him was justified.
The Motul TT Assen is a historic round for the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship for a number of reasons
Not only is it the first time a race will be held on a Sunday at the track, but it is also the 250th race since the four-stroke MotoGP™ class was introduced in 2002. Pole position honours for this most memorable of occasions went to Ducati and Dovizioso, can they return to winning ways in the same race?
Andrea Dovizioso will start from pole position as his teammate, Andrea Iannone, is scheduled to start from last but the weather means anything could happen
Both FP4 and Q1 had been littered with falls, riders approaching Q2 with a healthy amount of caution during their first laps. The rain had eased but the track was clearly still too wet for slick tyres, resulting in the first wet Qualifying session of the new Michelin era.
The proud and long relationship between the TT Circuit Assen and the MotoGP™ World Championship will continue for ten more years
Assen has been a part of the World Championship since it came into existence in 1949, the only circuit to have been a part of the series during each of its 68 years. The original circuit was used until 1954 and measured 16.54km, reduced to 7.7km in 1955 and then to 6.1km in 1984. 2006 saw the historic track become the circuit it is in 2016, 4.5km of history and high-speed action.
Racing will take place in Assen on a Sunday for the first time, but the historic track is set for another classic showdown
Round eight of the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship will be held at the historic TT Circuit Assen. Assen remains as the only venue to have hosted a round of the World Championship every year since its creation in 1949.
The agreement with the series’ commercial promoter Dorna Sports SL sees Octo Telematics take the complete sponsorship package for the second year running. The 12th round of the 2016 FIM MotoGP World Championship will take place at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, Great Britain, on 2nd – 4th September 2016.
The Catalan GP has been home to a number of fantastic battles and after the drama of Mugello, 2016 could very well be another
Mugello was a weekend full of excitement, hard battles and daring last lap moves across all three World Championship classes, but the majesty of the final lap of the MotoGP™ race will not be forgotten anytime soon.
Valentino Rossi may have been unable to score, but the fans in Mugello were treated to a do or die duel between Lorenzo and Marquez
For the first time since 2008, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) lined up for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM in pole. The last time he started from pole in Mugello he won, having not returned to the top step of the podium since 2008. Over 100,000 people lined the hillside stands of Mugello to see if ‘The Doctor’ could win once more. But it wasn’t going to be easy with Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) right alongside him on the front row.
The hills of Mugello exploded as Valentino Rossi took pole position for the Italian GP, holding off Viñales and Iannone in a gripping session