Tussle arrives in Assen for what promises to be a no-holds barred Dutch Grand Prix at the circuit considered ‘the Cathedral’ of motorcycling. Rossi relishes Assen, ‘The Doctor’ going in search of his seventh win in the premier class and nine in all categories at the only circuit to stage a leg of the world championship every year since its inception in 1949.But the charismatic Italian veteran knows he must improve his pace in qualifying to keep Lorenzo at bay.
Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo`s gripping world championship tussle arrives in Assen on Saturday for what promises to be a no-holds barred Dutch Grand Prix at the circuit considered `the Cathedral` of motorcycling. Only one point divides the buoyant Yamaha teammates after Lorenzo`s red hot streak of four consecutive wins has left him looming large in Rossi`s wing mirror at the top of the MotoGP standings. Success last time out in Catalunya on top of victories in Mugello, Le Mans and Jerez makes two time former champion Lorenzo the man to beat at the legendary Dutch track.
With Rossi triumphant in the season-opener in Qatar and also in Argentina the 2015 title looks to be theirs to lose — the chasing pack is led by Ducati`s Andrea Iannone, already 43 points behind going into this eighth race of the season.