John starts from P11 on the #DutchGP grid at Assen

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John unfortunately ran into a slip in turn 1 during his time attack in today’s Qualifying for the Dutch GP at Assen. He earned qualifying 2 this morning but also for the British rider there was the cancellation of a time, due to the display of a yellow flag.

John, in the third of the five laps completed in qualifying, got the time of 1’42.121, with which tomorrow he will start eleventh. He was fast in any track condition, in fact yesterday in wet conditions he was immediately among the fastest, managing to have a great feeling with his Husqvarna.

Even today, in the last free practice session he got good times, so it was a shame that the only slip of the weekend took place in qualifying. His position on the grid does not however affect the possibility of a race in the group of the best.

“It was a shame to crash in the last lap of qualifying, we also managed our strategy quite well in terms of tires. By the end we had a really good track position and I wanted to try and take deeply for a lap time but unfortunately, I crashed already in the first corner, so I was not able to improve. I struggled a bit with the soft tires today. I was not able to take benefits from the extra grip, it just caused more problems, so we have some work to do. The good thing is that we feel good with the hard tires so for the race tomorrow we need to save one to use. Anyway I have something we can work on and I am sure we can be strong.”