The Dutch TT marked the 300th start for the Repsol Honda Team and Marc Marquez celebrated it with a well deserved 2nd position in a battle to the end. Teammate Dani Pedrosa, who led the first 5 laps of the race was unable to stay in the fight for the podium and finished 4th.

Dani had a fantastic start from 5th and was already 1st by turn one. Marc, starting from 2nd slipped back to 3rd briefly but then regained his spot behind Dani. On lap four, Marc was passed by Rossi, who went on to also overtake Dani on lap six. The three riders rode in perfect formation until Marc passed Dani on lap eighteen to take 2nd. With just six laps remaining, Dani was unable to hold onto 3rd place and was passed by Crutchlow, who continued to chase down Marc. His injured right finger – from yesterday’s crash in FP3, began to cause him trouble, as Marc was unable to brake with all four fingers which meant he was over stressing his arm muscles, but he held off Crutchlow for another podium finish – his 6th of the season.

Dani still leads the Championship Standings with 136 points, 9 points ahead of Lorenzo. Marc remains 3rd with 113 points as we head to round eight in Germany in two weeks.

 

Marc Marquez

“Overall the pace was faster than I had expected. At the start and throughout the race both Dani and Valentino were very strong. In fact, Valentino was simply faster than us today. I could only pass Dani towards the end because at first I had a lot of trouble. Once I was ahead of Dani, I tried to catch Valentino, but my arm began to affect me and I couldn’t brake in my normal way, due to my injured finger. In the end we took 20 points after a good battle with Cal, and I think I defended pretty well against him. In general, we can say we’ve done a good job all weekend. I would also like to congratulate Valentino, as it’s always good for motorcycle racing when he is up at the front.”

Dani Pedrosa

"Today I started well, saving a crash at the very beginning with cold tyres, and I was able to continue and put in some good laps. Then I had problems with the tyres, both in the front and the rear. Still, I tried to hold on for as long as possible, because I don’t want it to be an excuse. I sat behind Rossi for several laps, then as the race progressed it was more and more difficult to keep up, especially when Marc and Crutchlow caught me. I guess everyone was sliding around behind us, but I found I couldn’t control the bike on entry to some corners and that made me lose touch, especially in the closing laps. Overall this weekend we had very negative feelings and in the end we managed an okay race. Now it is time to move on, relax and get ready for the next round. Finally, congratulations to Jorge, because what he did today and how he did it was very impressive. I take my hat off to him.”

MotoGP 2013
Race Round 7   Assen

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 41'25.202
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda +2.170
3 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 16 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +4.073
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 13 Repsol Honda Team Honda +7.832
5 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 11 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +15.510
6 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 10 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +27.519
7 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 9 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda +31.598
8 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 8 Power Electronics Aspar ART +32.405
9 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 7 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +33.751
10 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 6 Ducati Team Ducati +33.801
11 Hayden Nicky 69 USA 5 Ducati Team Ducati +34.371
12 De Puniet Randy 14 FRA 4 Power Electronics Aspar ART +57.674
13 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 3 Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati +1'01.424
14 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 2 Ducati Test Team Ducati +1'01.561
15 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 1 AB Motoracing ART +1'04.426
16 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER +1'11.114
17 Edwards Colin 5 USA 0 Athina Forward Racing FTR-Kawasaki +1'15.249
18 Corti Claudio 71 ITA 0 Athina Forward Racing FTR-Kawasaki +1'24.884
19 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Paul Bird Motorsport ART +1'25.854
20 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 0 Avintia Blusens FTR +1'25.978
21 Staring Bryan 67 AUS 0 Go & Fun Honda Gresini FTR-Honda +1'26.256
22 Laverty Michael 70 GBR 0 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'26.610
23 Silva Ivan 22 SPA 0 Avintia Blusens FTR +1'38.173
24 Pesek Lukas 52 CZE 0 Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER DNF
Location Information

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… read more.

Length 4.542 kilometres / 2.822 miles
Width 14 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 12
Longest straight 0.487 kilometres / 0.303 miles
Constructed 1955
Modified 2012

TT Circuit Assen, De Haar, Assen, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps

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Records

Pole Position 1m 32.627s (176.5km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 33.617s (174.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Time 40m 54.037s (173.2km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)
2016 Race Winner Jack Miller (Honda)