The last race of the first half of the silly season provided its fun and thrilling action as usual. While grey clouds threatened the TT Circuit Assen all day, the Dutch Grand Prix was declared dry as the twenty-four riders lined up for the ultimate round before the summer break. Remy Gardner was starting from the nineteenth position, and Raul Fernandez the twenty-third.
The MotoGP action returned at the TT Circuit Assen on Saturday for a busy Saturday, starting with the two final free practices followed by the first big moment of the weekend, the qualifying sessions. The rain took a short break and left the riders with dry conditions to work from to set their fastest laps.
Rookies – but not so rookies anymore – duo Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez jumped back on their KTM RC16 this morning just a few days after two good results in Sachsenring. The festivities at the TT Circuit Assen started under the rain, something that the MotoGP class has become accustomed to over the years.