Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez arrives in Assen for the eighth round of the MotoGP Championship leading the standings by 27 points and resolved to best manage whatever situations the weekend may throw at him, with an eye on the title fight.
Teammate Dani Pedrosa worked on a slightly different setup for his bike during the post-race test in Catalunya, and he is looking forward to taking a step in a positive direction.
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 three classes.
At the Assen TT:
Marc Marquez has 4 wins, 1×125 (2010), 2xMoto2 (2011 and 2012), and 1xMotoGP (2014), plus an additional 4 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)|
|2018 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|