24 June 2021 – TT Circuit Assen – Netherlands
The last Grand Prix, before the long summer break, is about to start. The circuit of Assen, also known as the University of the Motorbike, will host the ninth leg of this 2021 Championship, that seems to be very thrilling.
In the Grand Prix of Germany, ridden less than a week ago, the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team was not very lucky. Indeed Romano cut the finish line in thirteenth position and Adriàn retired due to a fall.
Throughout the race there have been a lot of crash, thus of the 26 pilots on the grid only 18 of them ended the race. Romano throughout the race incurred in three contacts, all of them in corner 1. The FIM MotoGP Stewards gave him a Long Lap Penalty, judging him guilty for the crash with D. Oncu. Few minutes later, R. Yamanaka fell right in front of him, always in corner 1, and our pilot in order to avoid to hit him had to go wide on the gravel, collecting even more gap. At the end of the twenty-seven race laps, he ended the race in thirteenth position. In the world championship ranking Romano losses a position and results to be in fifth position with 64 points.
Also the race of Adriàn was not very lucky, indeed due to a contact always in corner 1, fell. He tried to get back in the race, but after some laps he went back to the pit, since he collected a huge gap.
The track that will be the stage of this weekend of race has been deeply modified throughout the years. The last works have been done in 2006 reduced it by 1500 m; thus now it is 4542 m long. It has a straight line of 487 m, with 6 left corners and 12 right corners.
Here you can find the comments of Romano, Adriàn, and our Team Owner Max Biaggi.
Romano Fenati: “The circuit of Assen is one of the circuit that I like the most. We have to perform well in the last race before the summer break. We are doing a good work, so I think that we could achieve a good result.”
Adriàn Fernàndez: “Also this weekend of race will be on a track that is new to me. I am very happy with the work done in Germany and I hope to continue to work on this path.”
Max Biaggi – Team Owner: “It is good to be back on track immediately, after this last weekend. We cannot be happy about the result obtained in Germany. We need to be ready to face in a much more profitable way the difficulties that we encounter in the Moto3. We all have to work hard, in order to be the protagonists yet from Friday.”
The last Grand Prix in Assen was ridden in 2019 and in that occasion the race was won by T. Arbolino, who proceeded L. Dalla Porta and J. Kornfeil. The pole position was obtained by N. Antonelli, with the time of 1’41.232 and at the average speed 161.5 km/h.
In 2019, Romano started from the fourteenth position and cut the finish line in eleventh position. His best performance on the Dutch circuit is a second position in 2017.
To follow the records of the circuit. The pole position realized by N. Antonelli represents both the Best Pole and the All Time Lap Record. In 2018, A. Canet,with the time of 1’42.007 and the average speed of 160.2 km/h, realized the Best Race Lap. The Top Speed was obtained in 2019 by T. Suzuki, with the speed of 222.2 km/h.
Schedule – Local Time (GMT +2)
Below you can find the timetable to follow the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team.
Thursday 24 June
17:00 – Press Conference
Friday 25 June
09:00 – 09:40 – FP1 Moto3
13:15 – 13:55 – FP2 Moto3
Saturday 26 June
09:00 – 09:40 – FP3 Moto3
12:35 – 12:50 – Q1 Moto3
13:00 – 13:15 – Q2 Moto3
Sunday 27 June
08:40 – 09:00 – Warm-Up Moto3
11:00 – Race Moto3