MotoGP: Marquez ready for Assen battle

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez says the unpredictable weather at Assen places additional emphasis on being ‘ready to adapt’ to the elements.  Australian rider Jack Miller won the rain-affected race at ‘the Cathedral’ of motorcycle racing last year from Marquez, while the reigning MotoGP champion himself triumphed in the wet in 2014.  Marquez, who finished second…

‘Surprise’ arm pain for Rossi

Valentino Rossi finished day one of his home Italian MotoGP 14th on the timesheets, as he put his physical condition to the test for the first time since suffering chest and stomach injuries in last week’s motocross accident. The Movistar Yamaha rider put in 15 laps during the morning session, when he was surprised by…