TT Circuit Assen
Assen FP2 Cancelled Due To Oil On Track
Inclement weather has followed MotoGP across the North Sea from the UK to Holland for the start of the Dutch TT, which began today under grey clouds and constant rain. Whilst the weather could barely get much worse from the morning session to the afternoon, the track conditions certainly did thanks to a breakdown from a Moto2 bike that, according to Race Direction, spread oil around thirty per cent of the track. In the interest of rider safety action was suspended in all three classes for the rest of the day, with the MotoGP riders set to get an extra half hour on the back of tomorrow’s hour-long morning free practice. MAPFRE Aspar rider Héctor Barberá tried some new set-up solutions for the wet conditions this morning after struggling with his bike at Silverstone.
11th Héctor Barberá 1.52.646 (15 laps):
“Our main objective today was to get ourselves sorted out in the wet after the last round. We took a big step forward with the dry setting in England but we haven’t had chance to confirm that here. We hardened the suspension on the wet setting and were planning to go even harder this afternoon before it was cancelled. It is a shame we didn’t get chance to ride this afternoon because it is perhaps the more important session of the two because it is closer to the time of day that we race at, but to cancel for safety reasons is totally understandable.”
By: Team Aspar