Marc Marquez only had a handful of days to celebrate and rest after his success and efforts at the Sachsenring. He’ll be back on track in Assen. A very different circuit than the German one. A faster, more technical track, where shoulders and arms will probably be a limit again for him, as Marc himself had already stated last Sunday.
It’ll also be the last GP before the summer break: more than a month during which the Spanish champion will really be able to take his time to recuperate and, at the same time, prepare for the second half of the season as best as he can. But he first has to think of Holland.
“I enjoyed the days after the Sachsenring with the team, my family, friends, and the people who helped me, but now I’m focused and prepared for Assen again,” Marquez said. “In the past, I had some good results but, now, the situation is different, of course. It looks like it’ll be cold and rainy, so I’ll have to keep working to improve and see what can be done.”
If Germany represented one of the most important moments for Marc, the confrontation with Pol Espargarò was merciless. After eight races, the Spanish rider still hasn’t managed to solve his problems on the Honda.
“It’s great to be back in Assen after a year away. It’s a historic track, and it’s always nice to race here,” Pol said. “My weekend in Germany was not perfect, but I came to the Netherlands with a clear head, and I’m ready. It seems that the weather is going to complicate things, but it doesn’t matter. We’ll continue to work to get the best out of it. The goal is to have a hassle-free weekend and put all the pieces together.”