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Finally the boys are back! Confirmed today all Full Factory Teams are set full details here MotoGP: A look at team lineups as Rins signs with Suzuki | Sport Rider

About the circuit

Assen is the only venue to have held a round of the Motorcycle World Championship every year since its creation in 1949. The circuit was purpose built for the Dutch TT in 1955, with previous events having been held on public roads. The track is narrow, with rapid changes in direction, and is fully surrounded by grass banks and grandstands, providing excellent viewing for the hundreds of thousands of fanatical spectators who are drawn to the most prestigious event in Dutch motorsport every year. A huge favourite with riders, Assen is well known for its festive and extravagant atmosphere.

In 1999 the circuit was modified with a new grandstand, control tower, press centre and renovated boxes. Modifications to the Assen circuit over the winter of 2005/6 saw the length of the championship’s longest serving track cut from over 6km down to 4.555km/2.83miles.

2015 Podium:

Circuit Records:
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap 2015 Valentino ROSSI 1'32.627
Circuit Record 2015 Marc MARQUEZ 1'33.617
Best Pole 2015 Valentino ROSSI 1'32.627
Top Speed 2015 Andrea IANNONE 319.8

Current Points:
1 Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 125
2 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 115
3 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 103
4 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 82
5 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki SPA 72
6 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha SPA 59
7 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki SPA 49
8 Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 48
9 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 43
10 Andrea IANNONE Ducati ITA 41
11 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati IRL 39
12 Bradley SMITH Yamaha GBR 29
13 Stefan BRADL Aprilia GER 29
14 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia SPA 29
15 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA 24
16 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR 20
17 Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 19
18 Scott REDDING Ducati GBR 16
19 Tito RABAT Honda SPA 13
20 Jack MILLER Honda AUS 8
21 Loris BAZ Ducati FRA 8
22 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati COL 3


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Schedule all times are Eastern Time
Press Conf Thurs June 23 11am

FP1/2 Fri June 24

0300-0340 Moto 3 FP1
0355-0440 Moto GP FP1
0455-0540 Moto 2 FP1
0710-0750 Moto 3 FP2
0805-0850 Moto GP FP2
0905-0950 Moto 2 FP2

FP3/4Practice/Qual , Sat June 25

0300-0340 Moto 3 FP3
0355-0440 Moto GP FP3
0455-0540 Moto 2 FP3
0635-0715 Moto 3 QP
0730-0800 Moto GP FP4
0810-0825 Moto GP Q1
0835-0850 Moto GP Q2
0905-0950 Moto 2 QP

Sun June 26 RACE

0240-0300 Moto 3 WUP
0310-0330 Moto 2 WUP
0340-0400 Moto GP WUP
0500 Moto 3 RACE
0620 Moto 2 RACE
0800 Moto GP RACE

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Yes!!! Assen is such a great track. Hopefully this race won't be decided by bad tire wear or mechanical issues.

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^ Agree! I'l be leaving this Thursday for a family vaca, back late Sunday; i have asked a few to help keep this thread updated, feel free to post times/udates, appreciate it. Hope to see a good clean race!! Cheers

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A Saturday Race day at the TT of Assen has come to an end
"2016 Assen MotoGP Preview: Sunday Sees the End, and the Beginning, of an Era
Submitted by David Emmett on Thu, 2016-06-23 01:13
For Assen, this is a year for breaking with tradition. In 2016, for the first time in its history, the 86th edition of the Dutch TT at Assen will be run on Sunday rather than Saturday. It is the end of an era, but also the start of a new era.

The reason for the switch is simple: better exposure. "All of the major football games, all of the big sporting events are on Sunday. People expect to go to a big event on a Sunday," chairman of the circuit Arjan Bos told reporters last year. TV audiences expect major sports events to take place on a Sunday, and not a Saturday, as the viewing figures for Assen have repeatedly shown. On average, TV audiences are down by a significant amount compared to other MotoGP races.

The switch to Sunday is expected to generate between 5% and 10% more revenue for the TT circuit, the city of Assen and the surrounding region in the long term. The circuit is hoping to extend its contract by another five years, having it end in 2026 rather than 2021. Bigger crowds and more income over the long term will allow Assen to make some major upgrades in terms of spectator comfort and track safety."

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Per the official website, the final turns have been slightly modified (quote from site below). Kerbs have been added which are the flat type which won't affect lean angle or cause crashes, just make it "annoying" for riders.

For safety reasons the final chicane has been altered, grass removed and extra tarmac added. Rossi doesn’t think the changes will detract from any last lap battles: “That chicane was a great place in the past, not just me and Marc but also Schwantz and Rainey, Capirossi one time beat me in the 250s. If there’s another tight last lap it’ll be interesting.”

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At the kickoff press conference, Crutchlow announced he's staying at LCR Honda. Rins also made an appearance as the newest Suzuki Ecstar team member.

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MotoGP Assen - Free Practice (1) Results

Ducati one-two in opening practice for the Dutch MotoGP round with Andrea Iannone fastest from Andrea Dovizioso.*

Iannone will start last on the grid for Sunday's race as punishment for taking out Jorge Lorenzo in Catalunya.*

Loris Baz is again absent due to his foot injuries at Mugello and replaced by Michele Pirro.*

Conditions overcast, but dry after earlier rain...

1.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m34.349s[Lap 17/18]309km/h*(Top Speed)*
2.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m34.575s+0.226s[16/17]308km/h*
3.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m34.649s+0.300s[18/19]304km/h*
4.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m34.660s+0.311s[17/18]304km/h*
5.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m34.660s+0.311s[18/20]301km/h*
6.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m34.722s+0.373s[11/18]303km/h*
7.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m34.758s+0.409s[21/21]300km/h*
8.Maverick ViñalesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m34.759s+0.410s[19/20]304km/h*
9.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m34.918s+0.569s[19/19]301km/h*
10.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m34.954s+0.605s[16/18]305km/h*
11.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m34.972s+0.623s[13/18]302km/h*
12.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m35.026s+0.677s[16/18]302km/h*
13.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m35.294s+0.945s[17/18]304km/h*
14.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m35.365s+1.016s[18/18]300km/h*
15.Michele PirroITAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m35.530s+1.181s[17/17]301km/h*
16.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m35.672s+1.323s[16/20]296km/h*
17.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m35.989s+1.640s[18/19]302km/h*
18.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m36.019s+1.670s[12/17]300km/h*
19.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m36.188s+1.839s[6/19]296km/h*
20.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m36.284s+1.935s[16/16]299km/h*
21.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m37.850s+3.501s[21/21]297km/h*

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More news concerning silly season - Bradl out at Aprilia, no word yet on Bautista. Aleix Espargaro has been officially confirmed for Aprilia, taking Bradl's ride, and Sam Lowes is under contract, but still no official statement on whether Lowes is getting Alvaro's seat.


MotoGP Netherlands: Bradl: Aprilia not continuing with me...

Stefan Bradl has confirmed that he will not continue with Aprilia in 2016, adding that he is 'not looking around in only MotoGP' for prospective rides.*

Speaking on Thursday afternoon in the Assen paddock, the German explained how he came to understand of the news in Barcelona, and that he expected an imminent announcement that would confirm Aleix Espargaro's arrival in the squad for 2017.*

“I got the message that they are not continuing with me,” said the 26-year old. “Well, it's not a nice feeling for me right now. It's a pity because I feel at home here and very good, with the guys around. With the project I feel good.*

“But the company decided to go in a different way. We all know this paddock is a big business. In the end they decided to do this and life still goes on, the world is not going down. We're still working in the same way but there's a different feeling now.*

“Basically it was in Barcelona I got some messages. Not messages but you always hear the rumours that are around. There are a few rumours that you cannot believe. There are a few that you trust a little bit. I've been mixed up in it myself so I know where to settle myself and finally I got the message.”*

Bradl also added, “I know that Aleix Espargaro will announce this very, very soon,” as reports suggested the Catalan was due to mention a deal with Aprilia in the pre-event press conference on Thursday evening.*

However, the elder Espargaro's plans were impacted by an air strike in France, which severely delayed his trip to the Netherlands, meaning he was not present to make any such announcement.*

26-year old Espargaro denied that he has signed the contract on Twitter, saying “I've still not signed anything,” but several Spanish media outlets - including sports dailies*AS*and*Marca*- claim he was due to finalise his contract with Aprilia on Thursday before announcing the move in the press conference.*

Sources close to Aprilia expect his move to be confirmed at the beginning of next week.*

Asked where he would turn to for a ride in 2017, Bradl said that he was still unsure. “Actually, I don't know,” he continued. “I've just started to look around to see what the future can bring. I'm not looking around only in MotoGP. Like you say there are not so many good seats left. The Superbike is also an option but I hope I can find some guys to walk with. I'm sure also that something will come up.*

On whether staying in MotoGP was the priority, he added, “Not the priority. We'll see. It's too early to say something right now. It's still very fresh, that I got the message that Aprilia will go in a different way. Right now I'm ready to speak but it depends on how my feeling is. I cannot say something concrete now.”*

Current team-mate Alvaro Bautista was less clear on his future plans. While it is widely believed that only some minor details need to be clarified in Espargaro's deal, Bautista suggested that “anything can happen.”*

“Well, still the decision is not taken,” said the Spaniard. “Aprilia told me that they want me to remain in the team but they already signed a contract with Lowes. It's a difficult situation, no?*

“At the moment they are working to have me in the team. I'm just working for them and looking for other teams. I have to be prepared in case there is no more space for me here. In the end it's Aprilia's decision.*

“I started this project with Aprilia with a lot of motivation. Last year was a strange year because the bike was not a MotoGP bike, more a laboratory bike. It's like one year thrown into the bin. This year the bike arrived too late. We didn't have the time to try and improve it during the winter test, where it is easier to do so than a GP weekend.*

“I think we are making some small progress. The bike after seven races is more or less the same as in the first race in Qatar. Practically nothing changed. We'll see what happens but at the moment I can say that I made the bike. They made the bike with my comments and my requests.*

“I think it's 50/50,” was his reply when asked to rate his chances of remaining in Aprilia colours in 2017. “Now the situation is difficult. They want three riders but they only have two bikes. Also Lowes has a contract. In this world everything can happen!”*

Would staying in MotoGP remain his top priority?*

“Yeah, sure. This is my priority.”*

And with a Spanish team, with a satellite Ducati outfit rumoured to be interested? “It could be,” he added with a mischievous grin. “It's one option.”

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MotoGP Assen - Free Practice (2) Results

Andrea Iannone sweeps Friday practice but will start last on the grid for Sunday's race as punishment for taking out Jorge Lorenzo in Catalunya.*

Loris Baz is again absent due to his foot injuries at Mugello and replaced by Michele Pirro...*

1.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m33.591s[Lap 19/20]313km/h*(Top Speed)*
2.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m33.595s+0.004s[18/20]303km/h*
3.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m33.724s+0.133s[17/20]306km/h*
4.Maverick ViñalesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m33.892s+0.301s[18/19]305km/h*
5.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m33.991s+0.400s[18/20]303km/h*
6.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m34.011s+0.420s[21/21]311km/h*
7.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m34.065s+0.474s[18/21]303km/h*
8.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m34.087s+0.496s[19/19]301km/h*
9.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m34.163s+0.572s[16/17]308km/h*
10.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m34.172s+0.581s[16/17]306km/h*
11.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m34.206s+0.615s[19/20]305km/h*
12.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m34.404s+0.813s[13/15]305km/h*
13.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m34.480s+0.889s[9/17]303km/h*
14.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m34.531s+0.940s[20/21]302km/h*
15.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m34.789s+1.198s[17/17]301km/h*
16.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m35.008s+1.417s[15/18]302km/h*
17.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m35.056s+1.465s[16/19]300km/h*
18.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m35.125s+1.534s[16/18]299km/h*
19.Michele PirroITAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m35.220s+1.629s[15/15]299km/h*
20.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m35.284s+1.693s[4/12]302km/h*
21.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m36.582s+2.991s[17/19]298km/h

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FP3 results

Andrea Dovizioso keeps Ducati on the top of the timesheets in FP3 at Assen - falls for Jorge Lorenzo, Pol Espargaro, Eugene Laverty and Michele Pirro, and a massive save by Marc Marquez.*

The top ten riders after FP3 (combined times) receive direct access to the second and final part of this afternoon's qualifying session.*

Andrea Iannone will start last on the grid for Sunday's race as punishment for taking out Jorge Lorenzo in Catalunya. Loris Baz is again absent due to his foot injuries at Mugello and replaced by Michele Pirro...*

1.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m33.308s[Lap 19/19]313km/h*(Top Speed)*
2.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m33.336s+0.028s[20/21]307km/h*
3.Maverick ViñalesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m33.370s+0.062s[18/19]310km/h*
4.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m33.408s+0.100s[20/22]311km/h*
5.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m33.611s+0.303s[18/20]308km/h*
6.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m33.690s+0.382s[17/17]311km/h*
7.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m33.731s+0.423s[21/21]310km/h*
8.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m33.734s+0.426s[21/21]302km/h*
9.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m33.894s+0.586s[6/23]317km/h*
10.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m33.919s+0.611s[13/13]306km/h*
11.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m33.947s+0.639s[10/10]311km/h*
12.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m33.995s+0.687s[14/15]309km/h*
13.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m34.022s+0.714s[20/20]312km/h*
14.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m34.235s+0.927s[19/20]307km/h*
15.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m34.502s+1.194s[20/20]308km/h*
16.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m34.680s+1.372s[19/21]306km/h*
17.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m35.186s+1.878s[14/15]303km/h*
18.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m35.458s+2.150s[18/18]306km/h*
19.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m35.628s+2.320s[19/20]303km/h*
20.Michele PirroITAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m35.655s+2.347s[4/13]303km/h*
21.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m36.084s+2.776s[5/13]306km/h*

Riders going directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
1.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)*
2.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)*
3.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)*
4.Maverick VinalesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*
5.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)*
6.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)*
7.CalCrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)*
8.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)*
9.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)*
10.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*

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FP4 results

MotoGP Assen - Free Practice (4) Results

Rain arrives at Assen just before final practice - Marc Marquez fastest from Valentino Rossi, as many riders fall in the tricky conditions.*

Qualifying 1, for those outside the top ten after third free practice, will now get underway....*

1.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m48.628s[Lap 7/8]288km/h*(Top Speed)*
2.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m49.326s+0.698s[9/9]277km/h*
3.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m49.504s+0.876s[5/6]289km/h*
4.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m49.747s+1.119s[4/6]277km/h*
5.Maverick ViñalesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m49.868s+1.240s[8/8]280km/h*
6.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m49.993s+1.365s[5/5]279km/h*
7.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m50.053s+1.425s[4/4]284km/h*
8.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m50.104s+1.476s[8/8]265km/h*
9.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m50.352s+1.724s[8/8]278km/h*
10.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m50.590s+1.962s[4/5]269km/h*
11.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m50.815s+2.187s[11/11]273km/h*
12.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m50.985s+2.357s[3/6]273km/h*
13.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m51.036s+2.408s[4/5]269km/h*
14.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m51.090s+2.462s[3/8]281km/h*
15.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m51.443s+2.815s[3/3]266km/h*
16.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m52.107s+3.479s[4/5]276km/h*
17.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m52.762s+4.134s[5/5]272km/h*
18.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m54.545s+5.917s[3/4]258km/h*
19Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m56.270s+7.642s[0/0]0km/h*
20Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m59.490s*
Michele PirroITAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)No Time

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MotoGP Assen - Full Qualifying Results

Andrea Dovizioso takes pole position during a damp qualifying session at Assen, which saw wet tyres on a drying track. First front row start in MotoGP for Scott Redding.*

Marc Marquez (like Maverick Vinales) fell on his out-lap in the tricky conditions - then grabbed a scooter to ride back to the pits!
Andrea Iannone will start last on the grid for Sunday's race as punishment for taking out Jorge Lorenzo in Catalunya. Loris Baz is again absent due to his foot injuries at Mugello and replaced by Michele Pirro...*

Qualifying 2:
1.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m45.246s[Lap 7/7]290km/h*(Top Speed)*
2.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m45.961s+0.715s[7/7]290km/h*
3.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m46.312s+1.066s[7/7]290km/h*
4.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m46.430s+1.184s[4/4]289km/h*
5.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m46.568s+1.322s[8/8]296km/h*
6.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m46.828s+1.582s[6/6]279km/h*
7.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m46.997s+1.751s[7/8]293km/h*
8.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m47.118s+1.872s[7/7]291km/h*
9.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m47.567s+2.321s[7/7]292km/h*
10.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m47.601s+2.355s[7/8]291km/h*
11.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m47.897s+2.651s[9/9]281km/h*
12.Maverick ViñalesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m48.415s+3.169s[6/6]294km/h*

Qualifying 1:
13.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m48.830s286km/h
14.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m48.909s289km/h
15.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m49.163s284km/h
16.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m49.364s276km/h
17.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m49.678s272km/h
18.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m49.685s274km/h
19.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m49.775s270km/h
20.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m49.779s277km/h
21.Michele PirroITAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m50.204s

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Tomorrow should be interesting. I just looked at the weather forecast, and it's a 90% chance of rain, so there's a good bet it'll be a wet race. If so, I can see Redding, who did well in wet qualifying, scoring decent points (he hasn't scored any points since CoTA, I believe). Of course, VR46 is good in all conditions, so he could possibly stand to gain some serious ground in the championship. There were so many crashes in the wet during free practices and qualifying that the race is gonna be totally unpredictable.

In other news, MotoGP has announced a ban on winglets on the premier class starting next season. Winglets are already prohibited in Moto2 and Moto3.

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What a fun race, flag to flag never dissappoints.

I was sceptical at first, but I guess the baby alien really has grown up?

Grats to Miller and Redding, both rode well composed!

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Some history today, as Jack Miller takes a crazy race, becoming the first Aussie since Stoner in 2012 to win a MotoGP race. He also became the first non-factory rider to win a MotoGP race since 2006, when current MotoAmerica rider Toni Elias did it with Gresini.

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What a fun race, flag to flag never dissappoints.

I was sceptical at first, but I guess the baby alien really has grown up?

Grats to Miller and Redding, both rode well composed!
Technically, this wasn't a flag-to-flag, it was a red-flag restart, but I get what you're saying.

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MotoGP Assen - Race Results

Jack Miller has claimed a shock first MotoGP race win, and the first by a non-factory rider since 2006, during a restarted Dutch MotoGP round at Assen.*

The original race took place on a drying track, but was halted with 12 laps to go when torrential rain returned.*

The restart took place over 12 laps, which began with a flurry of falls for Dani Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Dovizioso (on pole for the restart) and then race leader Valentino Rossi.*

Miller than passed Marc Marquez for the lead and held off the double world champion to claim what was also the first MotoGP victory for the Marc VDS team.*

Andrea Iannone began last on the grid as punishment for taking out Jorge Lorenzo in Catalunya, but fell from fifth place putting him near the back again for restart, when he recovered back to fifth.*

Loris Baz was again absent due to his foot injuries at Mugello and replaced by Michele Pirro...*

1.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia*0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)22m17.447s
2.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)22m19.438s
3.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)22m23.353s
4.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)22m27.259s
5.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)22m35.282s
6.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)22m36.139s
7.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)22m40.052s
8.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)22m41.050s
9.Maverick ViñalesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)22m43.595s
10.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)22m45.051s
11.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*23m39.277s
12.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)24m11.816s
13.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)+3 laps
Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)DNF
Michele PirroITAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)DNF
Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)DNF
Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)DNF
Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)DNF
Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)DNF
Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)DNF
Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)DNS

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MotoGP Assen: Latest 2016 MotoGP Championship standings

Riders' World Championship:
1.Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda Team (RC213V)145points
2.Jorge LorenzoSPAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)121points(-24)*
3.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)103points(-42)*
4.Dani PedrosaSPARepsol Honda Team (RC213V)86points(-59)*
5.Maverick ViñalesSPATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)79points(-66)*
6.Pol EspargaroSPAMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)72points(-73)*
7.Hector BarberaSPAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)58points(-87)*
8.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)52points(-93)*
9.Aleix EspargaroSPATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)49points(-96)*
10.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)48points(-97)*
11.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)43points(-102)*
12.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)37points(-108)*
13.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)33points(-112)*
14.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)32points(-113)*
15.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)32points(-113)*
16.Alvaro BautistaSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)29points(-116)*
17.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)24points(-121)*
18.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)20points(-125)*
19.Michele PirroITAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)19points(-126)*
20.Tito RabatSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*18points(-127)*
21.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)8points(-137)*
22.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)3points(-142)
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