TT Assen: Repsol Honda preview

All out for victory in Holland With hardly any time to recover from the exertions during last weekend" race at Silverstone, the riders and teams now have to travel to Holland. As is the case every year the race at Assen will be held on the ...

All out for victory in Holland

With hardly any time to recover from the exertions during last weekend" race at Silverstone, the riders and teams now have to travel to Holland. As is the case every year the race at Assen will be held on the Saturday, and so the preparation time after the British GP is shorter. And Dani Pedrosa is raring to make up the ground he lost in Britain, whilst Andrea Dovizioso is aiming to get back on the MotoGP podium.

Dani Pedrosa is now concentrating on the race in the Netherlands. On his blog the Spanish rider explains that this circuit has lost some of its cham after the latest modifications "The classic layout at Assen was a good one for the riders. The new section, above all on the first part of the circuit is perhaps for the spectators, but as a rider I don" like it so much". In spite of this he admits that this is one of the best weekends in the whole calendar. His objective is clear: a victory. On Saturday in Holland Pedrosa will be fighting for a win that he wants to dedicate to his team and fans.

On the other side of the pits Andrea Dovizioso will be out to get back on the podium. The Italian is having a great season, with four podium finishes in five races and he plans to extend this run of good results in Holland. The Repsol Honda Team rider is ambitious and is eager to make progress: "At Assen we have to continue move forward so that we have a good chance of winning".

Jorge Lorenzo is the man to beat, although the race in Britain made it clear that there are many riders capable of getting onto the podium. Nicky Hayden, Randy De Puniet, Ben Spies and of course Casey Stoner will all be out to finish among the top three. With the absence of Valentino Rossi the World Championship is more open than ever.

-source: repsol

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Nicky Hayden , Valentino Rossi , Ben Spies , Andrea Dovizioso , Jorge Lorenzo , Casey Stoner , Dani Pedrosa
Teams Repsol Honda Team