Assen, The Netherlands

Forward Racing Press Release: Stefan Bradl Has Successful Surgery On Fractured Scaphoid

The Forward Racing team issued the following press release after Stefan Bradl's surgery this afternoon:


Successful surgery for Bradl in Augsburg

Following the crash of last Saturday at Assen, in which he fractured his right scaphoid, Stefan Bradl had surgery today in Augsburg, his hometown.

The surgery, performed by Dr. Stefan Krischak, hand specialist, was necessary to reduce the

Stefan Bradl Fractures Scaphoid, Uncertain For Sachsenring

Stefan Bradl is to undergo surgery to fix a fractured scaphoid in his right hand. The German had a major highside during the race at Assen on Saturday, being thrown from his Forward Yamaha on lap six at Duikersloot. Bradl landed heavily and immediately knew something was wrong. X-rays showed that he had fractured his scaphoid, with photos shown on the Speedweek website indicating that it was a fracture at the waist of the scaphoid.

2015 Assen MotoGP Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the teams and Bridgestone after Saturday's exhilarating Dutch TT at Assen:


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Conquers the Cathedral with Fifth Consecutive Double Podium

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi came out victorious today after a stunning race at TT Circuit Assen, that was decided in the final meters before the flag. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo also gave a strong performance to secure third.

2015 Assen Moto2 And Moto3 Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Saturday's races at Assen:


More Points for Mahindra at classic Assen battle

Assen, 27June 2015: Mapfre Team Mahindra rider Pecco Bagnaia claimed a hard-fought eleventh place in today’s Dutch TT, well to the front of a pack of more than a dozen riders scrapping every inch of the way behind a runaway lead group of seven.

2015 Assen MotoGP Post-Race Round Up, Part 1: Rossi vs Marquez

Great final corners make history, every track should have one. A chicane, or a wide, tight final turn which allows riders to attempt a desperate last-gasp plunge up the inside, or for the exceptionally brave, round the outside, for the win. The truly great corners have just enough options after the turn for the attacking rider to make a mistake and let the rider he just passed retake the lead.

Assen has such a final corner. And not just a great final corner, but also a great sequence of corners which lead up to it, allowing riders to both plan ahead and to react to the unexpected. On Saturday, Assen's GT Chicane, and the complex from De Bult all the way to the exit of Ramshoek, delivered spectacular and exhilarating racing. It also delivered a moment which will go down in the annals of MotoGP history, and be debated for years to come. It might even prove to be the decisive moment in the 2015 championship.

The names of the protagonists should come as no surprise: Valentino Rossi led into the final corner, with Marc Márquez in hot pursuit. What happened next depends on whose version of events you wish to believe, as the participants differ in their perceptions. Rossi says he turned in to the first part of the chicane in front, got bumped wide by Márquez, and had no choice but to gas it across the gravel to avoid crashing. Márquez says he had the inside line in the corner, Rossi cut him off, then cut the corner on purpose to take the win. Which version is the truth? We'll come to that later, but to understand what happened we have to go back to the beginning of the race.

Ducati Lose Concessions For 2016 - Will Race Under Same Rules As Honda And Yamaha

Ducati are to lose their concessions for the 2016 MotoGP season. Meeting at Assen, the Grand Prix Commission decided to apply the system of concession points which was due to take effect from the 2016 season to the results of Ducati for this season. This means that from next year, Ducati will race under the same rules as Honda and Yamaha, which means that they will have seven engines per season, with no development allowed during the season, and testing with factory riders restricted to official tests and a handful of private tests.

2015 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 8, Assen, The Netherlands

1 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 163  
2 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 153 -10
3 Andrea Iannone Ducati 107 -56
4 Marc Marquez Honda 89 -74
5 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 87 -76
6 Bradley Smith Yamaha 77 -86
7 Cal Crutchlow Honda 57 -106
Round Number: 
8
Year: 
2015

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