Ai Ogura starts Assen’s weekend well as long as he gets the fastest time in the first session of free practice. The Japanese is running with a special livery from Honda Asia Team in this days and surely wants to celebrate in the best way possible.
FP1 leader is ahead of last GP winner Marcos Ramirez for just 60 thousandths of a second, with the Spaniard being in a really good shape after Barcelona’s weekend. Leopard rider’s goal is to replicate at least a podium and it seems he could do it considering how his weekend started. Just 20 thousandths of a second separate him and Jakub Kornfeil, ended 3rd.
Friday began not so bad for Romano Fenati, who is fast for the moment after difficult times, with Snipers rider being in front of compatriot Lorenzo Dalla Porta; the Italian from Leopard had an unlucky race in Barcelona where he had the potential to win but he was stopped by a mechanical problem.
Last Sunday raceday did not go so well for Gabriel Rodrigo as well due to a crash in the final laps; the Argentinian is 6th this morning ahead of Sergio Garcia and John McPhee, with Tony Arbolino following them having half of a second of gap from the leader.
Top 10 is closed by Albert Arenas, while last 4 places for Q2 spot are actually taken by Dennis Foggia, Tatsuki Suzuki, who led the session for a while, Niccolò Antonelli and Salac.
This is how last GP ended: