What you might have missed from Thursday in Assen – Football News

What you might have missed from Thursday in Assen

It was a hectic Thursday in the paddock as MotoGP™ returns to action at the iconic Motul TT Assen. All talk surrounding the ever-evolving rider market continued, with further hints about where teams and riders are setting their sights for 2025. If you have missed any of the action from media day don’t worry – we’ve compiled all the main talking points here:

WATCH: “It’s a bit of a risk” – Aprilia boss backs gamble on Martin and Bezzecchi

Massimo Rivola, CEO of the Noale factory, discusses the consequences of signing two riders with no previous RS-GP experience, and what it could mean for Trackhouse.

WATCH: “It’s something we both wanted” – Bezzecchi on Aprilia switch

The Italian has 13 more races left in the colours of the VR46 team before setting off on a new adventure as a factory rider, and he is determined to leave on a high.

WATCH: How did Bastianini decide on a switch from red to orange?

The Italian will vacate the factory Ducati seat after two seasons to take up an opportunity with the re-branded Red Bull KTM Tech3 team in 2025.

WATCH: From the cusp of retirement to executing the plan – M. Marquez on Ducati switch

The eight-time World Champion opines on his move to the Bologna factory and what he’s already learning from 2025 teammate Pecco Bagnaia.

WATCH: Rins: Maybe someone will announce two new factory bikes on the grid soon!

It’s no secret that Yamaha are hoping to add an Independent Team next season, and the #42 has dropped the biggest hint yet that it is set to happen, with Pramac hotly tipped to move.

WATCH: “In a couple weeks we’ll have breaking news!” – Out of contract riders talk 2025

WATCH: MotoGP™ Podcast: Fabio Di Giannantonio

The VR46 rider joins Fran Wyld to recount his journey to the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, and relive his finest moment to date on two wheels at the 2023 Qatar GP.

Make sure you look at this weekend’s schedule so you don’t miss any of the action, and keep up to date on motogp.com!

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