Netherlands Moto GP 2010 Preview. Moto GP heads into the Netherlands for their annual stop. This years seventh event of the Moto GP Tour in Assen, will have some key differences from last years Valentino Rossi win. First of all defending champion and dominant force in Moto GP, Rossi will be absent because of a leg injury that he recently suffered. The Netherland MotoGP takes place on 25th June 2011. Tickets for Netherlands Moto GP Tickets 2011 are on sale now
Also missing, will be the 2009 250cc Moto GP champion, and now Moto GP rider Hiroshi Aoyama. Aoyama, the lead rider for The Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team, fractured a vertebra at Silverstone this past Sunday and is currently still hospitalized. Aoyama is expected to miss the rest of the Moto GP season and will be temporarily replaced by Honda test rider, Kousuke Akiyoshi.
Aside from the injured past champions, the entry list will remain relatively unchanged. Ducati Marlboro riders Nickey Hayden and Casey Stoner head into the Netherlands Moto GP looking to redeem themselves after an off effort at Silverstone last weekend. Hayden took fourth while teammate Stoner took fifth respectively. Hayden was headed to a podium until he bobbled on the last lap.
American Ben Spies was the beneficiary of the Hayden bobble, scoring his first podium at Silverstone and celebrating an unexpected third place finish. The Yamaha Monster Team overall, has been doing well with Spies holding seventh as fellow Yamaha factory rider Jorge Lorenzo holds onto the Moto GP points lead heading into the Netherlands Moto GP.
Dani Pedrosa of Spain, will be the wild card as the Moto GP riders hit the middle of this three week stretch. Pedrosa and his Repsol Honda teammate, Andrea Dovizioso are trailing Moto GP points leader Jorge Lorezo by 27 and 33 points respectively. Pedrosa has watched as the Moto GP title has slipped away from him yet again and The Netherlands Moto Gp will be a good place for Pedrosa to make a statement.
Podium predictions for The Netherlands Moto GP could surprise the everyday fan. Look for Dani Pedrosa to win the Netherlands Moto GP overall with Casey Stoner second on the podium and Nickey Hayden pulling into the third podium spot.
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