Dutch Grand Prix
Race Ended
Assen - 25th June
Fastest Lap - S.Redding 1:34.617
Rider Team Time FLs
4 1
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 41:41.149 2 25
3 2
OCTO Pramac Racing +0.063 0 20
2 3
Repsol Honda Team +5.201 2 16
8 4
LCR Honda +5.243 0 13
9 5
Ducati Team +5.327 0 11
13 6
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +23.390 0 10
18 7
Pull and Bear Aspar Team +36.982 0 9
14 8
Reale Avintia Racing +37.058 0 8
16 9
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +37.166 1 7
15 10
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +61.929 0 6
19 11
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +69.384 0 5
23 12
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +70.121 0 4
12 13
Repsol Honda Team +70.344 0 3
1 14
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +95.655 1 2
21 15
Ducati Team +1 Lap 0 1
20 16
Reale Avintia Racing +1 Lap 0 0
17 17
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +1 Lap 0 0
5 -
OCTO Pramac Racing Crashed Out 1 0
7 -
Pull and Bear Aspar Team Crashed Out 0 0
22 -
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Crashed Out 0 0
11 -
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Crashed Out 0 0
6 -
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Crashed Out 0 0
10 -
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Crashed Out 0 0
Live Commentary
Summary: With Maverick Vinales out and teammate Valentino Rossi taking his first win in over a year, it's Andrea Dovizioso who finds himself at the top of the championship. The title is so very wide open as Marc Marquez is in the hunt too. It was a classic race and it's setting up for a classic championship.

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Lap 26: Rossi keeps the lead despite a backmarker and two. Crutchlownow fending off Marquez. Marquez past Crutchlow and the Honda holds on across the line! But the headline is a ROSSI VICTORY!
Lap 25: Petrucci accelerates well and almost gets along Rossi at the main straight but keeps it together and maintains P2. Too early to go ballistic. Crutchlow now sniffing at P3 as he closes in on Marc v Dovi. Cal takes 4th. The podium is his too by the looks of it. Marc has to give in to the LCR.
Lap 24: Rossi keeps it at Turn 1 as well. Crutchlow a lone wolf in P5 but charging like a raging bull. Zarco gets a ride-through for exceeding the pit lane speed limit. He had started as the hero...
Lap 23: Dovi goes wide at Turn 1 and Marquez now in P3. Rain not too hard but it's very tricky and greasy out there. Rossi and Petrucci in a league of their own, pulling away from the battle for P3 between Dovi and Marc. Rossi takes back the lead at the chicane!
Lap 22: Petrucci hassles Dovi at Turn 1 but the factory Ducati holds it. Petrucci tries again later in the lap, and cigars in his lap. PETRUCCI LEADS!
Lap 21: Marquez now aiming for Petrucci. Petrucci now picking up and gets past for P2. Lorenzo in the pits for a new bike. Dovi needs to play this safe. He has the most to lose. Rossi fends off the Ducati's challenge just before the chicane.
Lap 20: Zarco pitches in the pits to change his bike. Dovi up to 3rd as Marquez slows down. Petrucci now breathing down Rossi. But Dovi catches up and passes Petrucci at the chicane.
Lap 19: White flag waves as spots of rain make an appearance. It's raining. Bikes for the wet made ready in the pit lane. Swaps now allowed.
Lap 18: Bautista slides off at Turn 5 from P6. That was a strong result off the book for the Spaniard. Dovi's pace is strong.
Lap 17: It's been over a year since Rossi's last victory in MotoGP, that was last season in Barcelona. 10 laps to go. As things now stand, Dovi will be the new championship leader with 7 points to separate the top 4 in the standings. Rossi slowly pulling away.
Lap 16: Petrucci up to P2, taking Marquez cleanly. The dark horse is getting darker and the sky is still overcast.
Lap 15: Rossi still leads, Marquez matching the Italian's pace at the front. This is very far from being over. Bradley Smith is out. Petrucci has been impeccable so far.
Lap 14: Zarco now steadily losing touch with the leading trio. Best for the Frenchman to look after his tyres.
Lap 13: VINALES IS OUT. He may lose the championship lead at the end of this. The fall is at the chicane. Dovi very nearly ran over Maverick. Close call. Zarco in P4 now. Petrucci ahead of him.
Lap 12: But Rossi has pulled away effortlessly. So much that Rossi is now in the lead! Turn 1 the venue to make the move. Rossi wide at Turn 4, comes back in as Zarco goes for the gap... the two touch! The Tech3 wobbles and Zarco falls behind Marquez! Dramatic fight that.
Lap 11: Rossi past Marquez! On the brakes at Turn 1. Standard move. No flair but got the job done. Marquez back on Rossi in the final sector but positions remain.
Lap 10: Rossi spreads his right leg out wide as they approach Turn 1. Status quo still. Sam Lowes is out. Folger is down as well. "That's Folger's first DNF of the season!" confirms the MotoGP Twitter page. Vinales now breathing down on Redding's neck. But the Yamaha has Dovi striking back.
Lap 9: Rossi now looks at Marquez, the Italian obviously now wary about Petrucci behind him. Zarco can breathe just for a bit. Meanwhile, Vinales has moved up to P7 silently.
Lap 8: Petrucci now thinking about hassling Rossi. The minuscule gap between the leading quartet yo-yoing ever so slightly.
Lap 7: Marquez now closer on Zarco at Turn 1. Just a peek, and not much. Patient. Redding now with the fastest lap in fifth. He's leading a train behind him, the gap ahead of him significant. Rossi now almost lined up next to Marquez. Time has been biding...
Lap 6: Meanwhile, Lorenzo is P15 and in the points. Patience has been key so far. Everyone biding their time to make a measured move. Iannone the only 'maniac'...
Lap 5: Iannone with the fastest lap. He seems to be on firing on all cylinders in these opening laps. Iannone takes Dovizioso on the inside. Just brilliant, scything through cleanly, the Ducati with no answer.
Lap 4: Interesting to see Petrucci sticking with the leading trio and forming a quartet.
Lap 3: Gaps steady for the top 3. Vinales needs to make ground from P10 and quick, before the gaps ahead spread out. Slo-mo visuals confirm Marquez is pushing. He leans a bit too much at one of the corners and slides a bit before correcting it. Superhuman that he is.
Lap 2: Iannone has made up 7 places, currently in P9. Zarco now pulling away. He needs to make sure he conserves it a bit. Remember Qatar where he was running away with a sizable gap before his fall.
Lap 1: The lights go out and they are off! Pole-sitter Zarco hassled by Marquez off the line but the Frenchman holds it at Turn 1. Folger in the run off area. Stark differences in the Tech3 camp.
Preview: Hello and welcome to Assen for the running of the Dutch GP, an event that has been run since 1949. This is the seventh round of the season. The circuit itself has been a presence on the calendar since 1954 and to this day, continues to be a fast and daunting challenge for the riders. Vinales leads the championship from Dovizioso, the latter having won the last two races on the trot but a poor qualifying effort on Saturday sees the two line up 11th and 9th respectively. Zarco will start from pole after a late trump over Marquez in a wet 'n' wild qualifying session on Saturday. Petrucci will represent Ducati honour on the front row in 3rd starting spot. The Dutch TT has always been a barnburner of a race and Sunday promises to be no different, especially with the weather playing such a big role this weekend.
Temp: 18°C
Forecast: Overcast
Track: Dry

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