Dutch TT, Assen: Repsol Honda Team Preview
The Continental Circus travels once more to the Netherlands, where it will take place one of the most historic rounds of the World Championship. As tradition dictates, the race will be held on Saturday, not Sunday as in the rest of GPs. Stoner y Dovizioso will arrive to this special round in very good form and after achieving their second 1-2 of the season at Silverstone circuit.
Dani Pedrosa keeps improving every day, but most probably he will not be able to take part in this next round. Hiroshi Aoyama will substitute him in case he does not compete. The Repsol rider will keep working in his recovery and will be able to get again on the bike in the next round of the World Championship after the Netherlands, the Mugello Grand Prix, on July 3.
The new leader of the World Championship, Casey Stoner, lands in Holland with the aim to continue with his run of good results -3 victories in the last 3 races- to increase his advantage of 18 points over the second placed. His team mate at the Repsol Honda Team, Andrea Dovizioso, will try to keep the consistency he has shown during the season and that brought him to the third position of the Championship.
“It was a tough race in Silverstone and to come away with three wins in a row and also the Championship lead is awesome, so it’s been nice to have a break after such a good time!
I’m really looking forward to going to Assen, it’s a nice track, the first section is a little slow and doesn’t do too much for me, but the last part is a lot of fun. I believe the RC212V will work well for us there as it has done at all circuits so far this season. We will work hard to get the set up right on the bike and hope to challenge for another win, but right now we need to go ahead doing our best each race.
I’m really sorry to hear Dani had to undergo another operation, he really doesn’t deserve all this bad luck and I hope he’ll be ok soon”.