Surprise – Andrea Iannone is still first in Assen. Ducati rider was leader also in the morning. He clocked the fastest time in the second practice session of Dutch GP, the eighth round of 2016 World Championship. 1 ‘ 33 “591 the Iannone’s time. Second place for Valentino Rossi on Yamaha. Third place for Marc Marquez, recovering after disappointing 11th place in the first session. Then, Maverick Vinales, fourth, followed by Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci, Aleix and Pol Espargaro. Tenth time for Scott Redding. Still struggling Dani Pedrosa, outside the top ten.
The real surprise will be the Ducati. Pity that it must start at the bottom of the grid, after the Iannone’s penalty. After provoking the incident with Lorenzo in Catalunya GP. Italian rider looks in perfect harmony with Assen. It is true the circuit, he likes, but the bike seems to be going very well. In the afternoon, Rossi and Marquez ride well than the morning. Second and third. As far as expected Jorge Lorenzo. Assen is a circuit the Spaniard just can’t handle. Well, even Vinales. The young driver wants to win the World Championship and a good result at Assen may strengthen its place. The surprise Ducati continues with Dovizioso. The Italian rider is fighting well and tomorrow might also be in the front row, as this morning.
The Safety Commission waits for the Pilots, after the Ducati’s Surprise
After FP2, the pilots are expected in Safety Commission. There will also be Lorenzo and Rossi. The hottest topic will still be the Montmelo and the death of Salom. The Moto GP wants safety, but it also wants to make sure the show. The pilots will have to decide how the Spanish track will change. Under consideration the curve 10 and 12. Escape routes should be expanded and thus the Moto GP will regain its fast curves without danger. For Marquez it would take even more gravel. An element that would increase even more the safety of the riders.