Darryn finding the way on tricky and wet opening day at Assen


The TT Circuit in Assen welcomed teams and riders with some typical mixed conditions today. Following a hot and sunny Thursday, rain hit the Dutch circuit on Friday morning, delivering a full wet Free Practice one and a mixed second session in the afternoon, which started on a wet track, that was drying out towards the end.

Darryn enjoyed himself on a wet track this morning, finishing in P20. He made some huge progress in Free Practice two, riding the TT Circuit for the first time on slicks in tricky mixed conditions, whereas the premier class rookie did a personal best of 1:35.571 minutes, eager to get closer to the top come FP3 tomorrow morning at 09:55 local time.


“Today we had some mixed conditions, a wet FP1 and FP2, that was drying up enough to use slicks at the end. This morning it was quite good to ride in Assen for the first time on the MotoGP bike. I wish it would have been dry though, but it was nice in the rain. Slowly, but surely, I was finding the way. This afternoon, we could go out on slicks. At least, I managed to get in some dry laps today. Now we can look over everything tonight to be ready and hope that it’s dry tomorrow.”