Dutch TT (2019)
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Johann Zarco says a recurring arm-pump issue was exacerbated at Assen due to the KTM's aggressive nature, and was forced to retire from the MotoGP Dutch TT as a result.
Marc Marquez says the Dutch TT was the "best race" for his MotoGP championship hopes, after the Honda increased his points lead to 44 by finishing second.
Danilo Petrucci feels his decision not to make a "risky" move on Ducati MotoGP teammate Andrea Dovizioso in the Dutch TT was what ultimately cost him a position to Franco Morbidelli.
Maverick Vinales admitted that "a lot of pressure went out" after he crossed the finish line first in MotoGP's Dutch TT and scored Yamaha's first win of 2019.
MotoGP Dutch TT podium finisher Fabio Quartararo admits he didn't think he'd finish the race, as he was “waking up from the pain” in his arm the night before the 26-lap Assen race.
Maverick Vinales scored his and Yamaha's first win of 2019 after emerging victorious in a thrilling three-way fight with Marc Marquez and Fabio Quartararo at Assen.
Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez says he “didn't feel ready to attack at 100 percent” in Dutch TT qualifying, and admits third was the maximum he could have hoped for.
Ducati factory rider Danilo Petrucci called MotoGP's qualifying at Assen one of his weakest moments of the season, despite having "one of the best bikes in my life" in the earlier practice.
Fabio Quartararo obliterated his own lap record to top qualifying for MotoGP's Dutch TT and take the third pole of his rookie career, with Valentino Rossi only qualifying 14th.
Fabio Quartararo led MotoGP's FP3 at the Dutch TT by 0.109s with a new lap record, while Yamaha stablemate Valentino Rossi missed out on an automatic Q2 spot after his best lap was cancelled.
Ducati MotoGP factory rider Danilo Petrucci has confirmed that he escaped his "very heavy" crash, which happened at 220km/h, in first practice at Assen uninjured.
Honda MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo will miss Sunday's Dutch TT after fracturing his back in a crash in the first free practice session on Friday morning.
MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez believes that Alvaro Bautista's recent setbacks in World Superbike are the "perfect example" of why he can't think his 2019 title is already sealed.
Petronas Yamaha MotoGP rider Fabio Quartararo narrowly beat Maverick Vinales to top first practice for the Dutch TT at Assen as Jorge Lorenzo's session ended in a big crash.
Rookie Fabio Quartararo said that his recent arm pump surgery couldn't wait until the MotoGP summer break, as he feared he couldn't finish the physically demanding upcoming Assen race.