Chassis – Rossi, Marquez and Lorenzo. The Assen GP officially began. Today, they run the first test session. Sunday the race. So, this GP is an important milestone in the 2016 title race.
Rossi wants to win. Lorenzo wants to win bad luck. Marquez could stretch off. However, the bike and maybe the weather will decide everything. In Barcelona, the Yamaha tried the new chassis. Here at Assen it will be tested again. It must to convince the two pilots. Especially Valentino Rossi. “Unfortunately the Barcelona test was not so positive. We tried a new chassis and a different swingarm. I hoped that it was a step more clearly. Instead, only a few details. Anyway, I will try the two frames and we’ll see if the new one here at Assen can give something.” said Rossi.
More confident Lorenzo. The world champion, perhaps, fears over the track. Often unfavorable to the Spaniard. “In Barcelona we tried the new chassis. There is something positive. We’ll try it also in Assen. We want to see if it gives us the same good feelings.” said Lorenzo.
New Chassis for Yamaha, same bike for Marquez
“I am very pleased to be leading the Championship. However, after seven stages the struggle is very tight with only 22 points in the top three. It will be a hard-fought Championship until the end, even though we are facing.” said Marquez.
“At the beginning of the season my bigger concern were these last races. However, at Mugello and in Montmelo I finished second place and it was a great result. We will see here because Rossi in Assen goes very strong and Lorenzo is always very fast. So, we’ll have to start well. See the weather forecast. If there’s rain we will adapt.” said Marquez. “We bring here the same bike used in Catalonia. We are looking to improve in acceleration that is our weakness. Something is coming. If it was dry it would be better for the show, for the fans.”