M2: TT Assen: Tech 3 race report

Top ten for Yuki Takahashi in Dutch TT Tech 3 Racing rider Yuki Takahashi rode a determined race in hot conditions at the legendary Assen circuit in Holland this afternoon to claim his third top ten Moto2 finish in 2010. Involved in a...

Top ten for Yuki Takahashi in Dutch TT

Tech 3 Racing rider Yuki Takahashi rode a determined race in hot conditions at the legendary Assen circuit in Holland this afternoon to claim his third top ten Moto2 finish in 2010.

Involved in a thrilling scrap with Karel Abraham and Mike di Meglio, the Japanese rider climbed into ninth shortly after the halfway stage as an entertaining mid-pack dice unfolded in front of 97,146 sun-drenched fans.

Despite his best efforts, Takahashi was unable to sustain his strong challenge against Abraham and di Meglio and his attention quickly turned to defending his top ten against a hard charging Scott Redding in the closing stages.

Takahashi showed all of his battling qualities to keep the British rider at bay by over 0.5s and his result moved him closer to the top ten in the overall standings after six races of the 2010 season.

Raffaele de Rosa experienced a challenging 24-lap race as he fought a fruitless battle to try and score his first points in the new Moto2 class.

The Italian rider tried his best to overcome front and rear grip issues and eventually finished in 27th position.

The Tech 3 Racing Team now moves back to Spain for the Catalunya round of the 2010 Moto2 world championship on July 4.

-source: tech 3

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Mike di Meglio , Scott Redding , Karel Abraham , Yuki Takahashi