MotoGP
Jun 27

MotoGP: Rossi puts high price on Assen victory

Valentino Rossi of Italy and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP heads down a straight  during the MotoGP of Netherlands - Qualifying at TT circuit on June 27, 2014 in Assen, Netherlands.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of Italy and Movistar Yamaha heads down a straight during the of Netherlands – Qualifying at TT circuit on June 27, 2014 in , Netherlands. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

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.

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Jun 27

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro takes first pole in wet Q2 for Saturday race

Aleix Espargaro lifts his front wheel up after putting his No. 41 on pole for Saturday's MotoGP of Assen. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

lifts his front wheel up after putting his No. 41 on pole for Saturday’s of . (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

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 and 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.

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Jun 26

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

The MotoGP race from Assen will be live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. ET. (Photo: Getty Images)

The race from will be live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. ET. (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, June 27

7:30 a.m. ET – MotoGP Qualifying | Assen (FOX Sports Go)
9:00 a.m. ET – 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 –  Series Race 1 | Houston (Live Timing & Scoring)
7:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Race | Kentucky

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Jun 26

MotoGP: Espargaro Quickest On Thursday With Record Pace

Aleix Espargaro was quickest in FP2 at TT Assen. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

was quickest in FP2 at TT . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro was quickest rider on track – in record pace – in the second practice run at the Iveco Daily TT Assen for the class, in front of and .

Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) produced the fastest ever lap of the current Assen track (1:33.653) towards the end of FP2 on a soft rear tire, the Spaniard beating Casey Stoner’s 2012 lap record (1:33.713). Espargaro had also been second quickest in the morning session.

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Jun 25

MotoGP: Yamaha Primed For Assen After Catalunya, Aragon Tests

Jorge Lorenzo will look to stop Marc Marquez's dominance with a win at Assen. (Photo: Getty Images)

will look to stop ’s dominance with a win at . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

After another thrilling race in Catalunya and subsequent tests at the same circuit, plus a test visit to Aragon, Movistar Yamaha arrive in Assen primed for action.

The last round saw fight a hard battle for a well-deserved second place and Jorge Lorenzo come home fourth. Both riders are keen on another chance to show their fighting spirit at the TT Assen this Saturday.

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