Valentino Rossi has put a high price on ending his one year losing streak with a win in Saturday’s Dutch TT at Assen.
Rossi’s last win was at this race a year ago, his only victory of 2013, and he is regarded as an Assen specialist.
The MotoGP race at the Iveco Daily TT Assen will see Aleix Espargaro get away from pole position on the grid on Saturday, ahead of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa on row one, after light rain disrupted Q2.
A group of riders were bunched up in an early dash from pit lane as they sensed light rain could become heavier right at the beginning of the Q2 run, with NGM Forward Racing’s Espargaro initially hanging behind that group and judging the conditions best for the first pole of his Grand Prix career.
Friday, June 27
7:30 a.m. ET – MotoGP Qualifying | Assen (FOX Sports Go)
9:00 a.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Practice | Kentucky (FOX Sports 1)
10:30 a.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice | Kentucky (FOX Sports 1)
1:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice | Kentucky (FOX Sports 1)
3:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Qualifying | Kentucky (FOX Sports 1)
5:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying | Kentucky (FOX Sports 1)
7:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Race | Kentucky
Saturday, June 28
7:00 a.m. ET – MotoGP World Championship Race | Assen (FOX Sports 1)
1:00 p.m. ET – MotoGP MOTO2 Race | Assen (FOX Sports 2)
2:00 p.m. ET – MotoGP MOTO3 Race | Assen (FOX Sports 2)
3:00 p.m. ET – IndyCar Series Race 1 | Houston (Live Timing & Scoring)
7:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Race | Kentucky
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has passed a package of changes for 2015. The most controversial is the move to standing starts after safety car periods, although these will not take place close to the start or finish of the race.
The ban on tire warmers scheduled for 2015 has been abandoned, while there is a cut back on in-season testing, as teams found that the four sessions planned for this year were too expensive and logistically challenging. There will now be two sessions.
The last date at which the sporting and technical regulations can be changed without unanimous agreement has been changed from June 30 to March 1 each year, starting from 2015.
It was only two years old when it was stolen, but after 33 years the police have found a Michigan man’s 1979 Chevrolet Corvette nearly 1,000 miles away.
The car’s 71-year-old owner, George Talley, got a call from AAA this past Friday telling him his ‘Vette was in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, WXYZ reports.