Dry – Andrea Dovizioso is in pole position at the 2016 Dutch Grand Prix. On the circuit of Assen, with wet track since FP4, Ducati rider stops time in 1′ 45 “246. Second place for Valentino Rossi on Yamaha. Third Scott Redding (Ducati). Fourth place for the Championship leader Marc Márquez.
“We will see what condition we’ll find out tomorrow. It will be hard to beat these phenomena, but there we are.” Andrea Dovizioso thought already to the race, but in the meantime he is happy for the pole in Assen. “I am very happy with the work done over the four rounds. This morning, in the dry, we were first, with a good step, a good speed. In the afternoon, we had to analyze situations. Here all change rapidly. The first strategy was to go out once. However, after two laps I saw that there was some line dry. I stopped, although the box were not ready. I was lucky even to get behind Rossi. I knew where I could push in some corners and I followed the lines of Valentino in others.”
Rossi: “For tomorrow I’ll hope in the dry“
“I’m not in pole position. However, it is a very important front row. I’m so glad. We raced in very difficult conditions. Here at Assen asphalt dries very fast and at last there was already a mixed condition, wet and not. So, we chose the right tyre. I was only a ride available. I almost, I pushed and it went well. For tomorrow I’ll hope in the dry.” Valentino Rossi speaks to Sky Sports, after the second time the Moto GP Dutch Grand Prix qualifying. Jorge Lorenzo is the biggest disappointment of the day. Eleventh. So, a time that will judge him starting from the fourth row. Remember. After the Barcelona’s crash Andrea Iannone will start from the last row.