Dutch TT (2018)
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Johann Zarco says he is still "dreaming" of finishing second in this year's MotoGP standings after rediscovering some of his early-season form in the Dutch TT at Assen.
Andrea Dovizioso says Ducati's current biggest issue in MotoGP is maintaining its tyre life, as he was "completely f***ed" at the end of last weekend's Dutch TT.
Cal Crutchlow says group races like the Dutch TT are a “disaster” for Honda MotoGP riders, as the RC213V overheats its front tyre and suffers under acceleration.
Maverick Vinales hopes he can still challenge Marc Marquez for the 2018 MotoGP title if Yamaha brings a "big" update after the summer break.
Dani Pedrosa's current MotoGP struggles stem from a lack of motivation that is making it "impossible" to be fast on the Honda, according to Marc Marquez.
Jorge Lorenzo said it was "very lucky" nobody crashed when his Ducati was rear-ended by MotoGP rival Valentino Rossi in the early laps of the Dutch TT.
Valentino Rossi has put his failure to score a podium finish in the Dutch TT at Assen down to an over-aggressive move by MotoGP rival Andrea Dovizioso.
MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez said his moment with Maverick Vinales, when they both ran wide and were close to touching the gravel, was the scariest in a "wild" Dutch TT.
KTM is "hitting a wall" with its current MotoGP bike and won't make substantial progress until its 2019-spec prototype is used regularly, says Pol Espargaro.
Yamaha has won nine of the last 14 Dutch TTs, and Assen has been Valentino Rossi’s best track since his return to the Iwata marque. But the team seems to have lost its edge at the track in 2018.
Follow our minute-by-minute coverage of qualifying for the Dutch TT at Assen, the eighth race of the 2018 MotoGP season.
Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez led the way in Saturday morning's third practice session for the Dutch TT at Assen, leading Maverick Vinales by a single thousandth of a second.