Lack of confidence makes Dutch race difficult for Mackenzie
In highly changeable weather conditions and tricky asphalt surface for the Dutch Grand Prix at Assen, Taylor Mackenzie did not find a good feeling with his bike, and struggled all the race. Taylor Mackenzie (26’08”109 – 26th ) “On Friday I had a huge moment on the dry. From then... Read more
Kent takes excellent sixth in treacherous conditions
Red Bull Ajo Motorsport’s 17-year-old Aprilia riders Danny Kent and Jonas Folger gained valuable world championship points from the season’s seventh race in Assen, the Netherlands. British youngster Kent was sixth and German Folger eight. Kent managed to beat his teammate, who is second in championship, for the first... Read more
Coghlan improves in Dutch race but stays outside points
Today’s race of the Dutch Grand Prix at Assen was declared wet, which meant that race direction would not be able to stop the race before all laps have been completed, as mandated by the regulations or as it happened in the 125cc race. Aeroport de Castelló rider Kev Coghlan... Read more
Tyre issue denies Crutchlow a brilliant result in Assen
Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow both saw deserved top five finishes in the Iveco TT Assen elude them at the legendary Circuit van Drenthe this afernoon. After rain had played a major part in the earlier 125cc and Moto2 races, the 26-lap race started on a dry but cold track,... Read more
Redding: “All I Can Do Is Put This Race Behind Me”
Today’s rain-affected Iveco TT Assen ended in disappointing fashion for the Marc VDS Racing Team, with Mika Kallio and Scott Redding’s anticipated top ten challenge failing to materialise. Once again the Assen weather played a decisive role in proceedings with the 24-lap race declared wet after earlier showers had forced... Read more
Sissis takes victory in second race with splendid last corner move
Arthur Sissis, the 16-year-old Australian turned the tables on 14-year-old Italian Lorenzo Baldassarri with a fine last corner to claim his third victory in this year’s Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Florian Alt, the 15-year-old German, took thirrd as typical Assen weather once again played a part in the... Read more
Third for Smith after superb victory challenge at Assen
Bradley Smith stormed to a richly deserved third place finish in the Iveco TT Assen this afternoon having fought for victory throughout an exciting Moto2 race at the Circuit van Drenthe. The 20-year-old made a flying start in tricky conditions as the unpredictable Assen weather dominated the 24-lap race. The... Read more
Webb slightly frustrated with Assen race but happy about progress
The Mahindra team was celebrating its best MotoGP result in the 125cc category so far at the Dutch TT today. In a race cut short by rain, both riders finished in the points – with 18-year-old Marcel Schrötter leading the team charge with a fine ninth place. Danny Webb finished... Read more