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It was nice to make it three-from-three here at Assen. We achieved it after we changed the rear tyre choice from yesterday. With…

It was nice to make it three-from-three here at Assen. We achieved it after we changed the rear tyre choice from yesterday. With the overnight rain the track’s grip level was a little bit lower and the temperature was maybe three or four degrees lower. We figured that would be the crossover point to run the SC0. It was nice to win with the soft tyre choice yesterday and the standard race tyre option today. It is a massive testament to the guys in the pitbox and what they have done. We made quite a big chassis change in the set-up this weekend and it was easier to ride. You could see in my passes, I could put the bike where I wanted and it was very nimble, yet stable in the fast sections as well. I went over to see the flooding on the track first thing this morning, considering how much rain there was last night – and there was a lake on the inside of turn five! So massive respect to the track and everybody at Assen because they had lots of machines there, two fire trucks, three tankers and I think we were only delayed 45 minutes this morning. They did an incredible job
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I think we won that with perseverance; I just kept going. I could see on my pit board that the gap was fluctuating to Toprak and…

I think we won that with perseverance; I just kept going. I could see on my pit board that the gap was fluctuating to Toprak and Scott. I knew that if I let those guys get in it would be very hard to get away. When I had a clear track I had to maximise it, make no mistakes and put in a little gap. But I had to keep doing that, never settling, because they were in their own battle and pushing hard. If I relaxed they were going to catch me. I had a good rhythm and the bike was on rails. I just ran into some vibration on the rear tyre at the end so instead of keeping pushing the tyre in the critical areas, like the fast right handers, I conserved the tyre a little bit more. Even then the gap was still increasing. It’s a really nice feeling as a rider to have that. I am looking forward to tomorrow now. In Superpole, I had a feeling that my first fast lap might have been deleted because I did see a yellow flag. When I got back to the pit box I saw my time was still there, but, to save any confusion, I put in another Q tyre and went out straight away. I tried to avoid any traffic in the latter stages of the session and I had clear track but you are also nervous sitting in the box, watching everybody else go fast
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