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Yamaha Press: Rossi, Lorenzo bring title quest to the Cathedral

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valentino rossi assenAfter a brilliant weekend in Catalunya a fortnight ago, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team arrives in the Netherlands for the prestigious TT Assen. 

The team is in high spirits after Jorge Lorenzo continued his dominating form in Montmeló and claimed his fourth victory in a row, signing off the weekend by breaking the record for the amount of consecutive laps led by a racer.

Teammate Valentino Rossi also gave a stunning performance, having started from seventh on the grid, and rode to a well-deserved second place. He is keen on another chance to extend his championship lead at the TT Assen this Saturday.

The Doctor‘s main goal is to cross the finish line ahead of his teammate and will be a force to be reckoned with. He holds a very impressive track record at what is considered to be “the cathedral” of motorcycling, having claimed six wins in the premier class on Dutch soil (2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2013) as well as a 250cc (1998) and a 125cc class victory (1997).

Lorenzo has also enjoyed numerous successes at the TT circuit. He has won at this circuit four times in total; securing a 125cc win in 2004, 250cc wins in 2006 and 2007 and a MotoGP win in 2010. The Dutch track is listed as one of his favorites, despite him not being a fan of its unpredictable climate.

He aims to close the one point gap to his teammate and take over the lead in the championship. The previous four rounds have been proof that Lorenzo and his YZR-M1 are in top shape and the Spaniard is eager to continue his winning streak this weekend and claim his fifth victory in a row.

The TT Assen is a special event for all motorcycle enthusiasts. The circuit was especially built for the Dutch GP and is the only venue to have held a round of the Motorcycle World Championship every year since its creation in 1949. The current Assen track counts 4.555 meters and its narrow tarmac, rapid change in directions and mixture of high-speed and low-speed corners make it a favorite amongst riders and the thousands of fans who are drawn to this prestigious event. They will assemble on grass banks and grandstands surrounding the circuit, creating a great atmosphere that makes this race a ‘must be at’ event.

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Emanuele Venturoli
Emanuele Venturoli
Communication Manager for RTR Sports Marketing

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