Dutch Grand Prix
Race Ended
Assen - 1st July
Fastest Lap - M.Vinales 1:34.113
Rider Team Time FLs
1 1
Repsol Honda Team 41:13.863 2 25
5 2
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +2.269 1 20
6 3
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +2.308 1 16
4 4
Ducati Team +2.422 1 13
3 5
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +2.963 2 11
2 6
LCR Honda CASTROL +3.876 0 10
10 7
Ducati Team +4.462 0 9
8 8
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +7.001 0 8
12 9
Angel Nieto Team +7.541 0 7
16 10
Alma Pramac Racing +13.056 0 6
9 11
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +14.255 0 5
21 12
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +15.876 0 4
7 13
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +15.986 0 3
17 14
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +16.019 0 2
18 15
Repsol Honda Team +16.043 0 1
14 16
Reale Avintia Racing +16.416 0 0
20 17
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +29.073 0 0
15 18
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +33.824 0 0
13 19
LCR Honda IDEMITSU +34.037 0 0
22 20
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +47.853 0 0
11 -
Alma Pramac Racing Crashed Out 0 0
19 -
Angel Nieto Team Retired 0 0
23 -
Reale Avintia Racing Retired 0 0
Live Commentary
Summary: Marquez ended one of the most hotly contested races of the season with an anticlimatic victory, as the reigning champion saved his full potential for the final stages of the race and won by a handy margin. Rins won a three-way battle at the line to bring home his career-best finish in second place, holding off Vinales, who completed the all-Spanish podium.

The victory sees Marquez with a 41-point advantage heading into the Sachsenring, a track he has never lost at.

Dovizioso got the best of Rossi for fourth place coming to the line. Crutchlow was sixth, ahead of Lorenzo, who after leading in the opening stages, faded in the middle.

Zarco netted eighth, ahead of Bautista while Iannone rounded out the top 10 finishers.

That concludes our coverage for the weekend. Join us again in a couple of weeks' time for the German Grand Prix!
Lap 26: FINAL LAP Marquez leads by half a straightaway while behind him, Vinales and Rins fight over P2. MARQUEZ WINS! It is his ninth consecutive podium and with it, a 41-point lead in the title race. Rins gets by Vinales to net his career best finish in P2. Rossi messed up at the end and finished P5 behind Dovizioso.
Lap 25: Marquez has pulled the pin on the Honda grenade now, as he leads by 1.4s. He hammers home the point with his fastest lap of the race. Crutchlow runs wide, allowing Rossi back through to P5.
Lap 24: Marquez has the biggest lead we have seen so far in this race. Rossi realizes it too and makes the move on Dovizioso for P2 but is run wide by the Ducati man and drops to P6.
Lap 23: Just 0.8s covers the top 6 with four laps to go! Marquez's advantage over Dovizioso is 0.3s, as the top 4 begin to spread out a bit.
Lap 22: Marquez is back in it! He storms past both Rossi and Dovizioso, back into the lead. Iannone, currently in P10, has been assessed a 1.5s penalty for a shortcut through Turns 16, 17 and 18.
Lap 21: Vinales and Marquez both run wide and off track! That allows Dovizioso and Rossi to move into P1 and P2 respectively. Rossi makes his move for the lead at his favourite chicane but Dovizioso uses the Ducati grunt to retake the point.
Lap 20: Marquez pays back Vinales with his own move in Turn 1 and we have a lead change again. Marquez bobbles, allowing Vinales to sneak a peek. That lets Dovizioso and Rossi close back in on the lead battle.
Lap 19: Vinales once again shines in Turn 1, retakes P2 from Marquez. Rins and Lorenzo make contact, which drops Lorenzo down to P6 and he seems to be struggling now. Vinales is the new race leader after he slips past Dovizioso. Vinales runs wide but he never backs off and still leads, leaving a dust trail in his wake!
Lap 18: Lorenzo gets by Dovizioso, who tries to come back on him and they bodyslam each other as they approach the pit straight! Vinales dives inside Marquez in the first corner and takes P3. Marquez seizes back P2 from Vinales while Lorenzo slips back to P4. Petrucci has crashed out of P12.
Lap 17: Lorenzo finds a way back through on Marquez and it is a Ducati 1-2 again. Vinales sweeps around the outside of Rossi and retakes P4.
Lap 16: Lorenzo runs wide. Could he be running out of pace after running so aggressively in the first half of this race? Dovizioso with a minor moment but that will have caught Marquez's attention. Rossi retakes P4 from his teammate in the final chicane.
Lap 15: New leader! Dovizioso dives past Ducati teammate Lorenzo to take over P1. Now, can he stay there? Marquez with a brave move that sees him fly past Lorenzo for P2.
Lap 14: Rossi is starting to struggle now, his rear tyre not giving him the grip he needs. Dovizioso is starting to hound Lorenzo for the lead.
Lap 13: Rossi loses P5 to Vinales. The top 8 are still glued together. Dovizioso retakes P2 from Rins. No further action taken regarding the Marquez-Rins incident. But Marquez delivers payback, sideswiping Rins back!
Lap 12: Huge moment for Marquez! After a nudge from Rins, Marquez's Repsol Honda had a death wiggle but somehow, the champion held on. The incident is now being investigated by the stewards.
Lap 11: Rins outbrakes Dovizioso for P3 in Turn 9 while Zarco gets through on Vinales for P7. Dovizioso loses another position, as Rossi sweeps under his compatriot for P3. Nakagami has a 1.5s penalty for taking a shortcut through the Turn 16-17-18 section.
Lap 10: Zarco executes a nice move on Crutchlow for P7 while Dovizioso retakes P3 from Rins. A huge slide from Lorezno makes Marquez back off a bit and that lets Dovizioso take a chance at P2.
Lap 9: Marquez could be holding back some pace here in the early stages, taking care of his soft rear tyre. Vinales is looking for a way past teammate Rossi but his Yamaha is not entirely stable.
Lap 8: Marquez is back past Dovizioso for P2. Could the contact with Lorenzo have affected Rossi's aerodynamics? He loses yet another position as Rins takes over P4.
Lap 7: Fastest lap from Vinales. Rossi runs wide and that is all Marquez needs to take P2 from the Italian! Dovzioso scythes past Marquez for P2. It is a different Dovizioso here today.
Lap 6: Dovizioso found his way past Marquez momentarily but the world champion elbowed the Ducati rider out of his way. The rear seat unit has come off Lorenzo's Ducati and no one has a better view of it than Rossi, who is all over the back of his ex-teammate.
Lap 5: Dovizioso dives inside Marquez and it is a tight squeeze, as Marquez sits up on his Honda but manages to hold off Dovizioso. It has been a disappointing start from outgoing Repsol Honda rider Pedrosa, as he languishes down in P19.
Lap 4: Marquez sets the fastest lap. Lorenzo gets a huge run on Marquez in Turn 6 and almost dives under in Turn 8. He pounces a few bends later and takes back the lead!
Lap 3: There is nothing in it between the top 8 riders as they snake through the bends. Rins is starting to harry Crutchlow for P5.
Lap 2: On this very fast circuit, the speed of the Ducati is especially evident, as Lorenzo thunders down the sweeping bends in top gear at full chat. Behind him, Marquez is starting to feel the heat off Rossi's Yamaha. Marquez comes back on Lorenzo and retakes the lead on the brakes as they approach the slower final sector.
Lap 1: The red lights go out and the Assen TT is GO! Marquez gets the hole shot but the start of the race has to go to Lorenzo, who shoots out of a cannon and up to P4 after starting P10 and a few corners later, gets up to P2. Lorenzo wastes absolutely no time as he now ducks under Marquez to take over the lead!
Preview: Hello and welcome to Assen for the Dutch TT, an event that has been run since 1949. 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. This is the eighth round of the season and Marc Marquez comes in with a 27-point lead over Valentino Rossi in the rider standings. Marquez came out on top at the end of qualifying to secure pole position ahead of Cal Crutchlow and Rossi. Winner of the last two races Jorge Lorenzo was sent from P3 to P10 during a tense and unpredictable final minute of the session. This is the 75th pole position of Marquez's Grand Prix career and the 47th in the premier class in what is his 98th start. Interestingly, he will start from pole position for the first time this year as he set the pole in Texas but started from the second row due to a penalty. However, over the last seven years, only Casey Stoner (2012) and Rossi (2015) have won the Dutch TT from pole position. Reigning Moto2 champion and MotoGP rookie Franco Morbidelli will be unable to take part today on account of breaking his hand in a practice crash earlier in the weekend. Who will win the Dutch Grand Prix? Tune in at 12 PM GMT to find out!
Temp: 23°C
Forecast: Sunny
Track: Dry

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