Second place after a spirited battle at The Cathedral sees Marquez walk away with an even greater championship lead.

Somewhat cooler than predicted temperatures at the TT Circuit Assen, 44°C track temperature, added an extra challenge to the 26-lap Dutch GP. Losing a place off the line, Marc Marquez quickly worked to make up his lost position. A dramatic third lap soon had the reigning MotoGP World Champion back in podium contention.

On lap 11 Marquez pounced into the led again down the back straight but Viñales and Quartararo soon responded, a thrilling three-way breaking out. With his lead in the MotoGP World Championship on his mind, Marquez eased his pace towards the end of the race and settled into a solid second.

Collecting 20 valuable points, Marquez leaves Assen with a total of 160 World Championship points, 44 points clear of second placed Dovizioso. The result also maintains Honda’s lead in the Constructor Championship, now 22 points ahead of Ducati.

Before the start of the race, Kunimitsu Takahashi and Mick Doohan delighted the Dutch crowd as the sound of two-stroke machinery returned to Assen with a demonstration lap aboard the 1959 RC142 and the 1989 NSR500 to celebrate Honda Racing’s 60th Anniversary.

There’s not long to wait for the German GP which runs from July 05 – July 07. The Repsol Honda Team heads directly for Germany as Jorge Lorenzo continues his recovery after falling in FP1.

Marc Marquez


“An amazing weekend here in Assen overall. I chose the soft tyre and targeted the podium so this is like a victory as we have again increased the advantage in the championship. I saw Viñales was faster than me and I tried to stay with him to avoid a battle with Quartararo at the end. I was behind Viñales for a few laps and then I saw he was faster than me today, congratulations to him on the victory. The most important part is we have extended our lead in the championship at a circuit where we struggle. Thank you Assen, see you next year!”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 8   Assen

Dutch Grand Prix Race Results

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 25 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 40'55.415
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda 4.854
3 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 16 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 9.738
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 13 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 14.147
5 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 11 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 14.467
6 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 10 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 14.794
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 9 WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha 18.361
8 Mir Joan 36 SPA 8 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 24.268
9 Miller Jack 43 AUS 7 Pramac Racing Ducati 26.496
10 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 6 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 26.997
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 28.732
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 4 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 34.095
13 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 3 Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 34.181
14 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 2 Pramac Racing Ducati 34.249
15 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 1 Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 34.494
16 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Esponsorama Racing Ducati 48.257
17 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Esponsorama Racing Ducati +1 Lap
18 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
19 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 0 LCR Honda Honda DNF
20 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 0 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha DNF
21 Rins Alex 42 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki DNF

60 seconds for 60 years - Assen 2019 Repsol Honda Team Highlights

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


Pole Position 1m 31.504s (178.6km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
Race Lap 1m 32.500s (176.7km/h) Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia, 2022)
Race Time 40m 25.205s (175.2km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
2022 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)