MotoGP RD 7 Preview

This will be the continuation of MotoGP coverage on this site we had covered the early rounds of the championship unfortunately due to other circumstances this stopped, I will be doing a few rounds to gauge interest and take it from there so please let me know either commenting on the article or via my twitter.

 

Circuit Information:

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Full name:  TT Assen Circuit, Netherlands
Length: 2.824 miles
Turns: 12 right, 6 left
Circuit Record: 1’33.617 Marc MARQUEZ 2015
Fastest Lap: 1’32.627 Valentino ROSSI 2015

 

 

 

Round 7 of the MotoGP championship comes from the cathedral of speed Assen in the Netherlands, The circuit first hosted a top class motorcycle race in 1925 only missing events between the years of 1940-1945 due to the second world war, Assen is the only circuit to have hosted a Grand Prix every year since its inception in its current form in 1949.  The circuit has a very tight nature with lots of fast changes of direction that usually leads to some great racing this added to the fantastic almost amphitheatre like layout around the circuit leads to a great atmosphere over the whole weekend.

 

2016 races:

The 2016 races were the first to be held on a Sunday moving from the traditional Saturday with organisers stating the move was in hopes to improves attendances. The MotoGP was due to take place over 26 laps was was cut short after 14 laps due to extreme wet weather the race was eventually restarted and ran over 12 laps with Australian Jack Miller taking his first win in the top class as well as taking the first win for an non factory team since 2006.

The Moto 2 race was also curtailed by rain but they had completed enough last t negate the race being restarted it was Takaaki Nakagami who took the win in this race this was the first win in any class for a Japanese rider since 2010, The Moto 3 race was won by Italian Francesco Bagnaia the only race not stopped due to the weather his win meant that it was the first time every class had a new winner since 2013.

 

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MotoGP Podium:

1.Jack Miller Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

2.Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team

3.Scott Reading OCTO Pramac Yakhnich

 

 

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Moto 2 Podium:

1.Takaaki Nakagami IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

2.Johann Zarco Ajo Motorsport

3.Franco Morbidelli Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

 

 

 

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Moto 3 Podium:

1.Francesco Bagnaia ASPAR Mahindra Team Moto3

2.Fabio Di Giannantonio Gresini Racing Moto3

3.Andrea Migno SKY Racing Team VR46

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Championship standings:

MotoGP:

1 Maverick VIÑALES

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2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO
3 Marc MARQUEZ
4 Dani PEDROSA
5 Valentino ROSSI
6 Johann ZARCO
7 Jorge LORENZO
8 Jonas FOLGER
9 Cal CRUTCHLOW
10 Danilo PETRUCCI

Moto 2:

1 Franco MORBIDELLI

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2 Thomas LUTHI Kalex
3 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex
4 Miguel OLIVEIRA
5 Mattia PASINI Kalex
6 Francesco BAGNAIA
7 Takaaki NAKAGAMI
8 Dominique AEGERTER
9 Luca MARINI
10 Xavi VIERGE

 

Moto 3:

1 Joan MIR

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2 Romano FENATI
3 Aron CANET
4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO
5 Andrea MIGNO
6 Jorge MARTIN
7 John MCPHEE
8 Marcos RAMIREZ
9 Juanfran GUEVARA
10 Enea BASTIANINI

 

 

 

Weekend Schedule:

Friday Times GMT:

08:00 – 08:40 Moto3 Free Practice Nr. 1
08:55 – 09:40 MotoGP Free Practice Nr. 1
09:55 – 10:40 Moto2 Free Practice Nr. 1
12:10 – 12:50 Moto3 Free Practice Nr. 2
13:05 – 13:50 MotoGP Free Practice Nr. 2
14:05 – 14:50 Moto2 Free Practice Nr. 2

Saturday Times GMT:

08:00 – 08:40 Moto3 Free Practice Nr. 3
08:55 – 09:40 MotoGP Free Practice Nr. 3
09:55 – 10:40 Moto2 Free Practice Nr. 3
11:35 – 12:15 Moto3 Qualifying
12:30 – 13:00 MotoGP Free Practice Nr. 4
13:10 – 13:25 MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 1
13:35 – 13:50 MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 2
14:05 – 14:50 Moto2 Qualifying

Sunday Times GMT:

07:40 – 08:00 Moto3 Warm Up
08:10 – 08:30 MotoGP Warm Up
08:40 – 09:00 Moto2 Warm Up
10:00 Moto3 Race
12:00 MotoGP Race
13:30 Moto2 Race

All practices Qualifying and races will be shown live on BT Sport over the weekend.

 

As I said at the start of the article this is something new for me let me know what you think any feedback is welcome.

 

 

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