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Rossi Moor (FAIRIUM Next Generation Riders) had his first real blip of the season the last time the Northern Talent Cup raced at Assen, but with 31 points in hand as the Cup returns to the Netherlands for take two, he has a chance to right that – and take the crown. If he’s 50 points clear by the end of Race 2, he is the 2022 Champion… so can he do it?
His record so far is mighty, but Kevin Farkas (Agria Racing Team) has also been a serious threat all season. He’s the rider 31 points down – not yet mathematically the only challenger but the likely one – and he is no stranger to the podium at Assen, nor to the top step with three wins already in 2022. He will be absolutely elbows out to make sure that gap comes down at Assen, keeping the fight for the crown heading into the final round and right off the back of a dominant win in Race 2 at Most.
Dustin Schneider (Goblin Racing), meanwhile, was the rider who took the win with a late attack at Assen as Moor crashed out. It was his first in the NTC as the number 20 continues to impress in 2022, building on pre-season with some impressive finishes. He’ll want the good memories to give him that extra boost as the Cup returns to Assen, still in the hunt albeit 79 points down.
Home hero Loris Veneman (TeamNL OpenLine), meanwhile, will want a turnaround. The Dutchman had a tough first race weekend at the TT Circuit Assen – his worst of the 2022 campaign so far – but the Cup’s return to the classic track offers a second chance at some home turf glory. Can he take it? He and Martin Vincze (Chrobak Motorsport Egyesület) are the final two riders in the standings left in the running for the Cup, so there’s plenty on the line.
As ever, however, it will likely be a big group fight for at least some of the race, and another couple of classics heading down to the Geert Timmer chicane. So don’t miss Race 1 on Saturday at 16:50 (GMT +2), before Race 2 on Sunday at 15:20. Can Moor secure the crown or will Farkas fight back?
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