HOLLAND GRAND PRIX 26 JUNE 2016 ASSEN HOLLAND
Tomorrow marks the HLLAND Grand Prix in Assen where he will present Aspar Team MotoGP with drivers who wish you good luck in this important Grand Prix.
The Aspar riders are ready for a historic race in Assen.
Business History or modernization? ¿Singularity or homogeneity? MotoGP moves at breakneck speeds and the Assen track, wearing double dilemma facing this time, has had to opt for the second option. This week, for the first time in history, the Dutch circuit leaves the established practice of opening its doors to the world on Saturday to enjoy the race day. In 2016, the grand prize of the Netherlands on Sunday is closed, stripping the ‘Cathedral of motorcycling’ of one of its most distinctive features. Nevertheless, history comes together in every corner of the circuit and it will come this weekend the best drivers in the world, with Marc Márquez in the lead. The young Spanish rider leading a World Cup reaches its eighth round with three separated by less points than a victory worth pilots. Both Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi are the only three active pilots who know the taste of victory in the top flight in the Netherlands. The balance is clearly favorable to Italian, with seven wins, the last of them last season, solitary victories against the other two. On Sunday, not Saturday, the name of a new winner will be announced.
Aspar Team pilots face the eighth round of the season confident in their possibilities and the positive mindset. Eugene Laverty arrives at Assen outside the top 10 of the World Cup for the first time since after the race in Argentina entered fully into this particular pantheon, but try to keep the streak of consecutive major awards punctuating that has led so far. The Irish rider has on view in general the three Ducati riders that precede Assen and try to repeat the results that allowed him to gain a foothold among the best. Laverty collects souvenirs of all kinds in the Dutch track, with victories in the Superbike and Supersport stage that are opposed to the fall suffered last season, and in MotoGP. His teammate Yonny Hernández recognizes that Assen has generally been a difficult circuit for driving: in the six seasons he has raced in the Cathedral, the Colombian has added a position thirteenth when he raced in Moto2 best result. Hernandez expects to sign a full weekend, similar to those that began in Italy or Barcelona. There, by exogenous factors, the Colombian could not be just as consistent in the race as it had been in practice and failed to finish in the top ten, which hopes to correct in the Netherlands.
It seems complicated than this quote from the beginning of the World Cup since 1949, may offer new features. Nevertheless, the grand prize of the Netherlands achieves this season celebrating the three tests World Sunday, instead of Saturday as had been the norm to date. Even the most deeply rooted traditions suffer changes such as those suffered the original route of almost 30 kilometers, to reach the current 4,542 kilometers. However, the uniqueness of Assen remains intact with a very technical, twisty and with little margin of error for the pilots of the small category. Brad Binder comes to the Netherlands with 44 points advantage after being left by the road just five in the victory of Jorge Navarro in Barcelona. The South African, plus has the numerical advantage, with the absence of Spanish in Assen after his recent injury. Behind them, although more than sixty points, a veritable armada of Italian riders led by Romano Fenati and also composed of Nicolo Bulega, the pilot of Aspar Mahindra Pecco Bagnaia, Niccolò Antonelli and Enea Bastianini, all willing to give maximum is located in Assen.
Eugene Laverty: «My goal is again to enter the top ten. After the result of Barcelona I left the top ten of the overall standings, so have to continue tightening to be among the best. Assen circuit I like, but it will be important to control the power of the Ducati to make it manageable. I’m very focused on this new career, I never want to finish in the top 10 «.
Jorge Martin: «Assen is a track I like a lot, always has given me more or less well. I really want to get there. I am recovering slowly from injury, it is complicated because the hand is a sensitive area, but I’m trying to recover their best to try to reach the Grand Prix of the Netherlands. It’s difficult, because I still lack mobility and strength. We are working hard but if you can not run will have to wait to Germany and give everything there. We’ll see if I pass all medical tests and all goes well. «
Pecco Bagnaia: «This is a difficult track to go strong because it has many fast corners and it is difficult to get a good time. I think, with respect to last season we have improved, so that this year will be a little easier to be closer to the front positions. We hope to roll with the leading group to avoid problems like Barcelona with a rider in the peloton. We must seize that we are in a good moment to think about achieving something good for Assen. »
The good news today is that Yonny Hernández has achieved the sixth position in the standings.