Grand Prix MotoGP Assen: Rossi crowned king in the of Assen
For the first time since Misano 2009 Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi won from pole position. Valentino Rossi grabbed his third win of the season at the Grand Prix of Assen MotoGP front of Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo. Was a dramatic last lap where Marq and Rossi touch at the final corner, and knocked Rossi out to the gravel, but the veteran Italian with years of experience racing at the top allowed Rossi to react perfectly to the situation, avoiding contact and keeping the throttle open as he raced across the gravel to avoid falling. Rossi leaves Assen with a ten point lead over his teammate Jorge Lorenzo in the championship.
Summary MotoGP Grand Prix of Assen
Valentino Rossi in pole position, the holeshot of the MotoGP Grand Prix of Assen. He stands in front of Aleix Espargaro and Marc Marquez. But the world champion attack from the start and Aleix Espargaro going to be found in the wheel of Valentino Rossi. Behind Jorge Lorenzo qualified in 8th place, is already in 3rd position.
Valentino Rossi tries to widen the gap on Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez. At 24 laps to go, he has a half-second ahead of his opponents.
Double fall! Hector Barbera and Jack Miller are the mat.
New record of the track for Rossi
While Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest rider in the race, Valentino Rossi continues to increase its lead. It now has nearly 6 tenths ahead of Marc Marquez. But Valentino Rossi continue to make the gas and provides the record for the track!
But Marc Marquez, who is 2 consecutive falls in the race, back strongly on the nine-time world champion. Behind Jorge Lorenzo has over 2 seconds behind the world champion.
Rossi tries to escape
At 18 laps remaining, Valentino Rossi still leads, with Marc Marquez stuck to his seat cowl. Jorge Lorenzo third, unable to get back on his opponents and with 2.4 seconds behind his teammate. Dani Pedrosa, who had a bad start, is stagnating in 11th position.
At 10 laps to go, Rossi tries to up the pace but Marc Marquez will not let go. The Italian has less than three tenths ahead of double world champion title. Marc Marquez shows that he really wanted to attack Valentino Rossi but the Yamaha rider closes all doors.
A 7 laps, Marc Marquez attacked and passed Valentino Rossi. A 3 laps remaining, Valentino Rossi Marquez returns by making him outside! The public clamor is impressive! Valentino Rossi took the opportunity to accelerate and try to let go of Marc Marquez once and for all.
After a last-minute attempt, the two pilots touch in the chicane, Rossi goes into the gravel, but won his third win of the season!
Ranking the Grand Prix MotoGP Assen, Netherlands
- Valentino Rossi
- Marc Marquez
- Jorge Lorenzo
- Andrea Iannone
- Pol Espargaro
- Cal Crutchlow
- Bradley Smith
- Dani Pedrosa
- Aleix Espargaro
- Maverick Vinales
- Danilo Petrucci
- Andrea Dovizioso
- Scott Redding
- Yonny Hernandez
- Loris Baz
- Nicky Hayden
- Alvaro Bautista
- Mike di Meglio
- Marco Melandri
World Championship MotoGP standings after Assen
- Valentino Rossi – 163 points
- Jorge Lorenzo – 153 points
- Andrea Iannone – 107 points
- Marc Marquez – 89 points