The Reale Avintia Racing Team riders arrived at the Dutch Grand Prix with optimism, as Tito Rabat achieved his first Top 10 of the season in the Catalan GP and Karel Abraham had also made a good weekend in Montmeló, despite an unfortunate crash in the race.
However, both riders struggled more than expected in Assen. On the one hand, Karel Abraham qualified in an acceptable 16th position for the race on Sunday. On the other hand, Tito Rabat suffered a crash on Saturday that would condition his work plan and would make him start in last in grid (21st).
The race was difficult and Tito Rabat and Karel Abraham were on the bottom of the race classification most of the laps. Rabat finished 16th, so close to points. Abraham crashed with six laps remaining and, although his Ducati GP18 suffered some damage, he continued to finish the race.