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Dani Pedrosa's second surgery deemed successful

25 April, 2020
Dani Pedrosa’s second surgery on his fractured collarbone has been deemed successful by Dr. Xavier Mir, Chief of the Pathology Unit of the Hand of Dexeus USP, and Dr. Cesar Garcia Madrid, vascular specialist of the Institute Planell at Teknon…

Casey Stoner takes incredible pole position at Assen

22 April, 2020
Today’s MotoGP qualifying session at Assen seemed longer than the usual hour as it was interrupted twice due to rain, but when the track dried out for the second time, the time attack actually started it with four minutes left…

Ben Spies interview (w/video)

19 April, 2020
Interview Ben Spies from Racesport.nl on Vimeo.The Iveco TT Assen is scheduled for June 25th and Yamaha is going to debut the special YZR-M1 WGP 50th Anniversary Edition livery and kick off a series of special events for their 50th…

MotoGP Assen: Marco Simoncelli continues to lead also in FP2

19 April, 2020
Due to yesterday’s free practice cancellation, this morning’s longer second practice session started under cloudy skies and a dry track, but halfway through it started to drizzle, and then with 20 minutes left it started to rain with the riders…

Ben Spies: "At least we’ve won a race now!"

13 April, 2020
After a very weak start to the season riding the factory Yamaha and loosing a lot confidence after several crashes, but Ben Spies finally broke his duck today at Assen, to give us one of his stellar performances that many…

Photos from MotoGP Assen

8 April, 2020
We’ve got our first gallery of images from the Assen circuit with the riders relaxing or psyching up in their garages before practice sessions and having last minute talks with their techs, all for your enjoyment.

Rumours from Assen: 250cc class back soon?

5 April, 2020
With Moto2 replacing the previous 250cc class and now forming part of the three classes of the MotoGP championship, you may think it was time to settle for a while and limit changes. But it seems everything is being done…

MotoGP Assen: Marco Simoncelli leads FP1 in the wet

1 April, 2020
As expected in this first MotoGP free practice at Assen all eyes were pointed on Valentino Rossi and the new GP11.1. While the session was fully wet and so it was difficult to see if all the new updates that…

MotoGP Assen Thursday riders recap

31 March, 2020
Marco Simoncelli was the fastest rider of a very short day for MotoGP action at Assen. All the FP2 sessions were cancelled due to an oil spill that left the track like the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez and tomorrow’s…

MotoGP Fiat Yamaha: on the road with Valentino

31 March, 2020
The major logistics operation behind the MotoGP teams is quite something to see and this week we travelled with the Fiat Yamaha team from Silverstone to Assen for the next stop on the 2010 MotoGP calendar. Some trivia from the…

Ben Spies scores maiden MotoGP victory at Assen

30 March, 2020
Yamaha’s Ben Spies took his maiden MotoGP race victory today at a cold, but dry Assen. The Texas Terror taking off from the second spot on the grid got away and at the end of the first lap was already…

Honda's Kousuke Akiyoshi to replace Aoyama in MotoGP

30 March, 2020
Interwetten Honda’s Daniel Epp has moved fast to find a replacement rider for the injured Hiroshi Aoyama for this Saturday’s round in Assen and has confirmed they will be fielding Honda test rider Kousuke Akiyoshi for both the Dutch TT…

Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa comment their Assen GP race

20 March, 2020
Casey Stoner took a fantastic win in today’s MotoGP race at Assen (he hadn’t won at the Dutch circuit since 2008). There were a lot murmurings from fans speculating that he wasn’t winning like he should have been after announcing…

Jorge Lorenzo wants Simoncelli's head and racing license

19 March, 2020
That Jorge Lorenzo and Marco Simoncelli have a certain history this season is a well known fact, that Marco Simoncelli has been amply criticized and lectured for being reckless is also a fact; as his inability to get to the…

Cal Crutchlow will attempt to race at Assen

19 March, 2020
Cal Crutchlow was in serious doubt whether he’d be able take part in this weekend’s Assen GP after undergoing collarbone surgery just last week that left him in serious pain. However, his pain level must have greatly diminished over these…

Valentino Rossi back for Laguna Seca?

18 March, 2020
Despite the prognosis of a full recovery for Valentino Rossi being 5-6 months, it looks like there is a rush to get the Italian rider back. Be it for MotoGP television ratings, or the need for the Fiat Yamaha team…

Loris Capirossi ruled out of Assen GP

17 March, 2020
Veteran MotoGP rider Loris Capirossi has been ruled out of tomorrow’s race at Assen, following a viscious highside in the final minutes of today’s qualifying session.The Pramac Ducati rider crashed out and was hit by his own bike and sustained…

MotoGP Assen: Tight FP2 sees Ben Spies prevail

16 March, 2020
MotoGP’s FP2 at Assen turned out to be almost a qualifying session in the last minutes and it was also very tight with eleven riders in less than half a second (something that hasn’t ever happened so far this season)…