Alex Rins & Alex Marquez arrive ready and motivated at Assen

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Whilst Assen welcomes Marquez and Pedrosa in plethoric form, after last lap battle in Catalonia, in Moto3, Alex Marquez comes into Dutch TT off the back of a post-race test and Rins will have recovered further from his foot injury.

After achieving the first victory of the season for the Honda NSF250RW, Alex Marquez returns to the scene of a close call last year; at the 2013 Dutch TT, he was just 0.416s away from winning the race.

He was able to undertake two days of testing at Motorland Aragon last week, but teammate Alex Rins sat out the dates in order to recover from the injury to his left foot suffered in qualifying for the Catalan Grand Prix.

As is the tradition at the Dutch TT, the races will be held a day earlier than usual on Saturday, with free practice moving to Thursday and qualifying on Friday

Alex Rins
“The Dutch TT will be hard, as I have three micro fractures of three of my left toes to deal with. It will be a little difficult and I will try not to do too many laps if it hurts during practice and thus save my strength for the race -which is most important thing. Last year I struggled to adapt to the layout at Assen, this time I hope to find things better with the Honda.”

Alex Marquez
“Last year I rode for the first time in Assen and it went very well from day one, because the circuit is well suited to my style. I think that it will also suit the Honda well, but we cannot be confident just because we were good there in 2013. This season it could be different and the weather can also vary things, because there it is very changeable. We come into this round off a win and a test that was very good, so it could be a great weekend. We’ll be 100% motivated, like at every Grand Prix.”

Source: Repsol Media

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