2013 Assen Moto2 | Dutch TT Preview
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:
|10||Simone CORSI||Speed Up||ITA||30|
|11||Alex DE ANGELIS||Speed Up||RSM||30|
|14||Mattia PASINI||Speed Up||ITA||23|
|15||Anthony WEST||Speed Up||AUS||20|
|19||Mike DI MEGLIO||Motobi||FRA||18|
|22||Danny KENT||Tech 3||GBR||3|
|24||Ricard CARDUS||Speed Up||SPA||1|
|25||Louis ROSSI||Tech 3||FRA||1|