MOTOGP BACK ON THE TRACK AT THE ASSEN CIRCUIT
APRILIA IN HOLLAND TO CONFIRM THE IMPROVEMENT SEEN AT BARCELONA
The 4,542 metres of the TT Circuit Assen will mark MotoGP's return to the track for the eighth round of the 2016 Championship season. A historic track, the only one to have hosted a Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing round every year since 1949, modified several times over the years but always capable of providing an exciting show. This weekend will be the first time the races are held on Sunday instead of Saturday as they traditionally have been in the past.
Aprilia will be going to Holland after a positive weekend in Barcelona, validated by Alvaro Bautista's excellent eighth place finish and Stefan Bradl's finish in the points. It was a result built on the progress shown by the Aprilia RS-GP and the hard work in the garage by the entire Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, especially in terms of the bike setup that helped the riders manage the tyres in the second half of the Catalunya race.