Marc Marquez’ long and hard journey back to the top of a MotoGP podium was complete in fine style last weekend with an 11th straight win in Sachsenring. 

The recent improvements in both performance and physical recovery culminated in his and the team's first win since Valencia 2019. 

Next up is Assen, a circuit where Marquez has been on the podium every year since making his MotoGP debut. 

But even so, Marquez doesn’t expect to be quite as strong there as he was in Germany, and will instead ‘see what’s possible. 

"We have enjoyed our moment after the Sachsenring, with the team, with my family and with those who helped me," said Marquez. 

"But now we focus again and get ready for Assen, in the past we have had good results there but of course our situation is different now. 

"The weather is looking very cold and wet, especially after what we’ve seen in Germany. So we will keep working to improve our situation and see what’s possible."

With Marquez winning in Germany; finishing tenth after showing top five pace on multiple occasions would have been disappointing for team-mate Pol Espargaro

Espargaro doesn’t have the best of records at Assen - two top ten finishes in six appearances, however, it’s a circuit that’s ‘great to ride’ as he attempts to have a weekend ‘without problems’.

Espargaro added: "It’s great to return to Assen after one year away, it’s a historic track and it’s always great to ride these tracks. 

"Our weekend in Germany was not perfect but we arrive with a clear mind and ready to go again. 

"For sure it looks like the weather will complicate things a bit, but no matter what we keep working to achieve our best. 

"The objective is to have a weekend without problems to put all the pieces together."