On this day in 2013, Valentino Rossi clambered onto the top step of the Assen podium to celebrate his first win in over two years. Truly banishing the demons of his Ducati nadir, it would be the catalyst to much more in the ensuing years.
In placing Danilo Petrucci at the satellite Tech 3 squad instead of its factory team, KTM is putting enormous pressure on the shoulders of two inexperienced riders that will be tasked with leading its efforts and risks undoing its rise up the grid.
OPINION: He was compared to Marc Marquez as a teenage Moto3 rider before results dried up, apparently along with his career. But Fabio Quartararo's pressure-free approach to racing will make him a dangerous opponent for Marquez in 2020.
OPINION: With most, if not all, of the 2020 MotoGP season to be run without fans, some atmosphere will disappear from races. But no fans means no booing directed at riders this year, and that will be a most welcome change.