Shane Byrne put together a noteworthy second race in Spain, performing better than the final result suggested, and this has helped to boost his morale. The Englishman lies in eleventh position overall, up until now his best result was a seventh place finish in Portimao. Shane finished last year's Assen races in eighth and eleventh place.
Before leaving for Assen, Genesio Bevilacqua, team owner, commented, "We know that Assen is a track at which the Ducati is not at too much of a disadvantage. So we hope to be able to continue to build on the positive series of results achieved over the first three rounds. I hope to see Carlos on top form once more in Holland and to see Shane fight back, something we already caught a glimpse of in Valencia."