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Simoncelli keen to turn form into results

Marco Simoncelli heads to Assen looking to turn his strong recent form into results on the Gresini Honda.
Marco Simoncelli has expressed a determination to bring in a 'result' at the Dutch TT following a series of strong performances that aren't reflected by his points' tally.

The Italian has regularly featured amongst the front runners this season and has started on the front at the previous four grands prix. However, Simoncelli is yet to crack the top four and crashed out of a potential podium finish last time out at Silverstone.

Admitting to taking a couple of days to get over his disappointment, the Gresini Honda rider is nonetheless focused on getting that elusive maiden podium.

“I spent two or three days with my head down after Silverstone before I started to get over the disappointment. That torrid day in England is now firmly behind me though and I am looking forward to Assen with the sole objective of continuing to work in exactly the same way that we have done in recent Grands Prix but this time following it up with a result on race day.

“We are on the right lines and we remain confident that the results will come. I like the Assen circuit even though I have to say the old layout was more interesting. Anyway, apart from the twisty first sections it is still one of my favourite circuits so I am sure I can be running up front again this weekend.”

Though Simoncelli has been regarded as a podium challenger this season, he is currently only classified 11th in the overall standings.

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June 21, 2011 6:14 PM

"Simoncelli has shown to be the only one that can match Stoner" er, no he hasn't. He's shown flashes of brilliance but he has yet to put it together. He's got a pole or whatever but it didn't lead to anything. It's hard for me to say a guy who doesn't even have a podium can match Stoner who has 4 wins. Simoncelli hasn't even shown that he can consistently match Dovi week in and week out. He has to start bring it home.

mick - Unregistered

June 21, 2011 4:33 PM

This guy is fast on a flying lap no argument,but Stoner can keep putting the laps in time after time for the whole race distance.That is the difference between the two at the moment.Marco is simply too wild and until he learns to use his head he is not going to worry Stoner in the slightest.He will undoubtedly come to realise this and adjust his riding accordingly.If he keeps riding the way he is,he will never win the championship at this level.

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