2013 Assen Moto2 | Dutch TT Preview

Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding
Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding
Marc VDS Racing’s Scott Redding

2013 Iveco TT Assen Moto2

After a resurgence in form, fans will be braced for a shootout between Tuenti HP40’s Pol Espargaro and Marc VDS Racing Team’s championship leader Scott Redding, as the Moto2 class lines up for the Iveco TT Assen race this Saturday.

Espargaro re-found some of his old form at the last Grand Prix in Catalunya, and will be hoping to carry it through to Assen in a bid to chip away at Redding’s 35-point advantage in the standings. The Brit, however, will not be easy to stop, as his form this year has shown.

Pons’ Esteve Rabat could be one to spoil the party for both, as he came very close to beating Espargaro in Spain. A constant threat, Rabat may find himself joined by Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Luthi, who scored his first podium last time out since his horrific pre-season crash.

The Swiss rider had been concerned about his fitness over race distance, but found that gritting his teeth gets the job done.

The likes of Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami, Marc VDS’ Mika Kallio, Came IodaRacing Project’s Johann Zarco and NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Simone Corsi are likely to make up strong competition for the front-runners amongst many others, and will be joined by just one wildcard this time out in the form of Gino Rea on his Gino Rea Race Team FTR machine.

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

1Scott REDDINGKalexGBR114
3Esteve RABATKalexSPA75
4Mika KALLIOKalexFIN65
5Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI61
6Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA58
7Johann ZARCOSuterFRA53
8Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN40
9Xavier SIMEONKalexBEL35
10Simone CORSISpeed UpITA30
11Alex DE ANGELISSpeed UpRSM30
12Thomas LUTHISuterSWI28
13Jordi TORRESSuterSPA26
14Mattia PASINISpeed UpITA23
15Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS20
16Julian SIMONKalexSPA19
17Toni ELIASKalexSPA19
18Marcel SCHROTTERKalexGER19
19Mike DI MEGLIOMotobiFRA18
21Sandro CORTESEKalexGER5
22Danny KENTTech 3GBR3
23Axel PONSKalexSPA2
24Ricard CARDUSSpeed UpSPA1
25Louis ROSSITech 3FRA1