At the Assen circuit, in the Netherlands, our Suomy rider Pecco Bagnaia is the author of a perfect race and conquers his fourth victory of the MotoGP 2023 season.
Starting in second position, two laps of the track are enough for Pecco to take the lead and keep it for the entire duration of the race.
A victory that makes our Suomy rider particularly happy because it was obtained by fighting until the end with his pursuers, who continued to push behind him without giving him a break.
The Sprint Race on Saturday afternoon also concludes with positive results, as Pecco managed to maintain the second position conquered during qualifying.
The race on the Assen circuit, one of Pecco Bagnaia‘s favorites, marks the end of the first part of the championship, which stops until the first week of August and will restart from the Silverstone circuit in Great Britain.
Pecco can be fully satisfied with his achievements, as he currently occupies the first position in the general classification having scored a total of 194 points, with a lead of 35 points on his pursuer Jorge Martin and seven total victories, of which four obtained in Sunday’s GPs and three in Saturday’s afternoon Sprint Races.
“We improved this morning, we tried something different because we realised that this bike in certain situations needs a different setting, and it worked. I’m happy for that and happy that my team gave me what I was asking for. Sincerely today was quite tough, very long and the conditions were critical for the tyres. This morning in the warmup, everything was perfect but this afternoon the rear tyre was sliding around, I thought it was just me, but then I saw it was more or less the same for everyone. To be honest I prefer the longer race, because you have to administer and control everything more, I feel better doing that because sometimes in the shorter race you take too many risks. We’ve improved a lot in consistency in the last few races, we must continue like this. I’m happy to finish the first part of the season in this position; we can now go to the summer break with a positive balance of the first part of the season.”
Francesco Bagnaia – 1st
World Standings P. 1
In Moto3 our Suomy rider Romano Fenati also concludes the first part of the season with a positive performance, crossing the finish line in eighth position in an exciting race fought right up to the last lap.
For our Suomy rider the race is a continuous succession of overtaking and counter-overtaking, which allow him to fight for the podium until the last lap, when he is pushed to the outside by another rider and is therefore forced to lose positions. Nevertheless, Romano is very satisfied as he achieved the best result of the season on the Assen circuit.
“I felt really good today. The bike followed me and did more or less what I wanted. Too bad about that contact, I suddenly felt thrown out. I could have really done well. Nice race, I pushed hard and I hope all the Snipers fans enjoyed the race.”
Romano Fenati – 8th
World Standings P. 20
Spectacular performance at the Assen circuit in MotoE for our Suomy rider Matteo Ferrari, who dominates the scene obtaining a double victory which is very important from a championship point of view.
Second on the starting grid, our Suomy rider becomes the undisputed protagonist of Assen and closes both races in first place, fighting with a fierce Torres especially in the second race, where the two riders fight until the last corner.
Thanks to the two victories collected in the Netherlands, Matteo closes the first part of the season in second position in the general standings, just 8 points behind the leader.
“I am very happy: we worked a lot during the winter. I had never won outside of Italy in the previous four years, but this year we changed the momentum and I would like to thank the team because they did a great job, they always believed in me and I think this year they made another step forward to allow me to be here, on top of the podium twice. Both race were good: we didn’t set any lap record or pole position, but I prefer a weekend like this one, with two wins. Torres was always up there with us so we closed the gap and we’ll battle until the end. There are still four rounds, eight races left so we need to stay focused and we’ll see how we go at Silverstone!”
Matteo Ferrari – Race 1 – 1st; Race 2 – 1st
World Standings P. 2
Grand Prix of Great Britain
5 Aug – 6 Aug
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