Valentino Rossi loves the TT Assen circuit on the MotoGP calendar. Surprisingly, Andrea Iannone has displayed tremendous form in the current practice sessions. At this moment, all other riders are struggling with the perfect setup to suit the circuit characteristics.
Free Practice two witnessed Iannone beating compatriot Rossi by just 0.004 seconds. Marc Marquez was third fastest and was noticed almost wrestling his motorcycle in the turns. Vinales was fourth fastest and believes he can achieve a podium finish at the 2016 Dutch GP.
Top fourteen riders in the premier class are separated by just one second. We expect a close and intense qualifying session on Saturday at 17:40 IST. It is also the very first time that the Dutch GP will be contested on a Sunday, rather than the customary Saturday evening race.
Andrea Iannone seems most likely to take pole position for the race. The Italian post free practice commented that he has not yet found a setup that is comfortable. With two more practice sessions at disposal, Iannone is expected to go faster than his competitors.
Weather for the TT Assen race is uncertain, expect mixed conditions. The condition is expected to challenge the riders and test their riding skill. Dutch circuit is tricky and extremely demanding on both the rider as well as for the motorcycle. Stay tuned for qualifying and race results via our Twitter handle.