It's back to the desk at the University of Assen, with the Suzuki camp needing to resit its exams after Barcelona. Despite the bittersweet outcome in Spain, Andrea Iannone remains optimistic, particularly after the recent test.
The Maniac wants to start from there: “The test in Barcelona gave me a positive feeling that I hope I will continue and confirm also in Assen, although I would like to get a better result in the race.
Andrea analyses his current situation: “we are very competitive in all practice sessions but then we struggle in the race distance, we cannot rely on a consistent performance over more than 20 laps. We will focus more on this, also on the preparation of the race, to try to get good position and good points. I think the layout of ‘The Cathedral’ is very nice, pleasant to ride, and can suit the characteristics of our machine. We have big potential, we have to keep on working and stay focused on the things that make us struggle more.”
Alex Rins is also looking to pick up the pace: “Assen has always been a special place for me, especially after last year when I returned to MotoGP races at this track after the arm injury. I like it because it has fast corners and it’s very technical, they call it ‘The Cathedral’ with good reason!”