Marc Marquez diligently went about his work with the aim of making strides forward today in Assen, for Iker Lecuona on the other side of the garage, it was a day of progress as he found half a second between sessions.
A morning of avoiding risks started the day for Marc Marquez in Assen. Ending down in 21st and 1.865 seconds behind the fastest rider, it was clear to see the first practice did not deliver its full potential. The difficulties would continue into the afternoon as Marquez attempted to improve his time. Briefly gaining a handful of places towards the end of the session, but a crash at Turn 3 would end his afternoon. Concluding the day in 19th with a best time of 1’33.485, the #93 felt his greatest limit was the lingering injuries from the German GP – particularly the damage to his rib.
For Iker Lecuona, his return to the Repsol Honda Team saw him continue the steady progress he showed in Jerez. Ending the morning session with a best time of 1’34.363, the Honda WorldSBK rider would find half a second to end Friday with a 1’33.720 – only 0.219s behind Stefan Bradl on the LCR Honda. Content with the opening day of action, Lecuona’s objective is to continue the trend and improve his overall feeling and speed with the Honda RC213V.
Both Repsol Honda Team riders will be seeking improvements on Saturday in the morning practice session and Q1. The highlight of Saturday will no doubt be the Sprint Race, scheduled to start at 15:00 Local Time.
Friday Practice - Dutch Grand Prix
|1||Bezzecchi Marco||72||ITA||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||1'32.063|
|2||Martin Jorge||89||SPA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.130|
|3||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.155|
|4||Bagnaia Francesco||1||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.200|
|5||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||0.245|
|6||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.278|
|7||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||0.345|
|8||Binder Brad||33||RSA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||0.386|
|9||Marini Luca||10||ITA||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati||0.406|
|10||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||0.518|
|11||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.606|
|12||Fernandez Raul||25||SPA||RNF MotoGP Team||Aprilia||0.731|
|13||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||RNF MotoGP Team||Aprilia||0.738|
|14||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||0.872|
|15||Bastianini Enea||23||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.892|
|16||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1.043|
|17||Fernandez Augusto||37||SPA||Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing||KTM||1.117|
|18||Di Giannantonio Fabio||49||ITA||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati||1.241|
|19||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1.422|
|20||Savadori Lorenzo||32||ITA||Aprilia Racing Test Team||Aprilia||1.432|
|21||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||HRC Test Team||Honda||1.438|
|22||Lecuona Iker||27||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1.657|
|23||Folger Jonas||94||GER||Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing||KTM||2.337|
Assen is the only venue to have held a round of the Motorcycle World Championship every year since its creation in 1949. The circuit was purpose built for the Dutch TT in 1955, with previous events having been held on public roads. The track is narrow, with rapid changes in… read more.
|Length||4.542 kilometres / 2.822 miles|
|Longest straight||0.487 kilometres / 0.303 miles|
TT Circuit Assen, De Haar, Assen, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 31.504s (178.6km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Lap||1m 32.500s (176.7km/h) Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia, 2022)|
|Race Time||40m 25.205s (175.2km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|2023 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|
|2023 Sprint Winner||Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati)|