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MotoGP, Rossi: I love Assen, but nothing is certain

"This year every race is very open". Lorenzo: "Racing in Holland is a bittersweet feeling. I've experienced good and bad results"

Rossi: I love Assen, but nothing is certain

The Yamaha blue streaks are chasing down Marquez in the standings. At Barcelona Rossi shortened the distance, whereas Lorenzo suffered a standstill due to the accident with Iannone. At Assen he will start over, but with a few more arrows in his quiver.

In fact, after the Catalunya GP, Valentino and Jorge did two days of testing (one in Barcelona and the other at Aragon), also testing a new frame that they may use already in Holland.

The plan is clear: use a track that adapts well to the Yamaha and especially to Valentino, who has no less than 9 career wins at Assen.

I used this short break to rest a bit and now I'm ready for the next race – says the Doctor – I love Assen, it is one of my favourite tracks, but that doesn‘t mean anything because every race this year is very open and very uncertain. We just have to stay focused, try to work in the best way possible and see what happens. In Barcelona we had a good race and also the test went well. I really want to get back on track and prepare for the upcoming race with my team.

Lorenzo, on the other hand, has brought home 4 wins from Holland, but the last one (his only MotoGP win there) dates back to 2010. The Majorcan is anxious to bounce back after his unlucky home race.

Barcelona was a great pity. I knew it was going to be a tough race especially after feeling that the tyres were struggling after five or six laps, but then the crash ruined everything – he recalls – Now we need to forget the incident and try to fight again in Assen. Racing in Holland is always a kind of bittersweet feeling. It‘s a track I love but on the other hand I‘ve experienced both good and bad results. The layout is always good for our YZR-M1s so we are willing to have another go to get a great result again.

Translated by Jonathan Blosser

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