Marco Simoncelli has made Assen his home by dominating in all the practice sessions, in the wet and in the dry, and qualifying his Gresini Honda on pole position for tomorrow’s race. Super Sic has been qualifying well only to crash in races while being at the front of the field. His fans, his team and he will be hoping that tomorrow is the day when his fortunes for 2011 change for the better. In second position for the race tomorrow will be Ben Spies after an impressive performance which saw him on provisional pole for a while. Spies has out qualified defending champion and works Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo whose best efforts could only put him in P4 for tomorrow’s race. The increasingly irascible and hostile Casey Stoner on the Repsol Honda finished third on the starting grid while teammate Andrea Dovizioso could manage only a fifth on the grid. Cal Crutchlow recovering from a shoulder surgery performed only last week finished an impressive sixth on the starting grid on his Monster Tech3 Yamaha. Karel Abraham out performed all Ducatis to gain 7th place on the starting grid. The session saw Valentino Rossi with a new chassis struggle like he did in Silverstone to finish only 11th on the grid while Nicky Hayden his teammate using the unmodified GP11 performed better than him. Tomorrow’s race will be interesting for sure.