Avintia Esponsorama and Sky VR46 Avintia face a new challenge this weekend at the ‘Cathedral’ of motorcycling for the Motul TT Assen.

Enea Bastianini, who missed out on the points at Sachsenring, arrives at Assen, one of his favourite tracks. The Avintia Esponsorama rider is ready for another weekend of work with his Ducati Desmosedici GP19 to continue to get closer to the front group of the grid.

Luca Marini scored an important point in Germany after finishing 15th. The Urbino rider, who has been showing great progress since the start of the season, is optimistic and impatient for the start of the Dutch Grand Prix.

The premier class action gets underway tomorrow at 9:55am for the first free practice session of the Motul TT Assen.

“We arrive at Assen, one of my favourite circuits, where I feel quite strong and I’m looking forward to riding a MotoGP bike here. We come from a difficult weekend at Sachsenring, it was not a negative Grand Prix, but in some moments, we struggled to find our speed. I hope we can start well from Friday, to be fast in qualifying on Saturday and we will see what we can do in the race.”

“It will be exciting to race the MotoGP bike at Assen, a historic track, really fast, but also very tight. I don’t know how the Ducati will adapt, but we are growing, the team is doing well, and we will keep working to improve my feeling on the bike. The real unknown will be the weather, so let’s wait and see.”