The Repsol Honda Team is ready to return to action for two back-to-back races, the TT Assen on 25 June and the German GP on 2 July, which will be followed by a four-week summer break.
Approaching the TT Assen, the World Championship standings see Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa in third and fourth places, respectively, just 23 and 27 points off the leader Maverick Viñales. With Andrea Dovizioso second at -7 from the lead and fifth-place Valentino Rossi at -28, this is the closest top-five spread, after seven races, since current points system was introduced in 1993.
Both Repsol Honda riders have good memories from Assen, with Dani having taken his first Grand Prix win (2002 – 125cc) and Marc having celebrated victories in all classes.
At the TT Assen:
Marc Marquez has 4 wins, 1×125 (2010), 2xMoto2 (2011 and 2012) and 1xMotoGP (2014), plus an additional 3 podiums and 2 pole positions.
Dani Pedrosa has 1 win, 1×125 (2002), plus an additional 7 podiums and 2 pole positions.
Marc and Dani stood together on the Assen podium in 2014 (Marc 1st and Dani 3rd).
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 32.627s (176.5km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)|
|Race Lap||1m 33.617s (174.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|Race Time||40m 54.037s (173.2km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)|
|2017 Race Winner||Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)|