Márquez, who was fast at the start of both practice sessions on Friday, was sixth in FP1 and seventh in FP2.
Jorge Lorenzo’s Dutch GP was unfortunately cut short by a crash at Turn 7 during Free Practice 1, that will prevent him from participating in the remainder of the Grand Prix weekend.
The Repsol Honda Team rider suffered a stable fracture to the T6. An MRI was performed after, revealing a trabecular fracture in the T8 vertebrae as well confirming the T6 fracture.
Du8tch GP 2019 - FP2 - Marc Márquez and Jorge Lorenzo statements
Keep working. Seventh on Friday isn’t a panic, we are working for the race and looking to analyse everything. Different tyres and all of these things, working for Sunday. There are four or five riders with a similar pace at the moment but we are there, that’s important. We keep working. It was also very special today to be alongside some of Honda’s legends to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Honda Racing. I’m very sorry for Lorenzo and wish him a speedy recovery.
Fall and injury. Due to the fall I fractured both my T6 and T8 vertebrae. The injury does not allow me to race here in Assen or at the Sachsenring. Tomorrow morning I will fly to Lugano and do all the possible treatments to get ready to go to Brno.