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.
Dutch Grand Prix Race Results
|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||Petronas Yamaha SRT||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|
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|
|Longest straight||0.487 kilometres / 0.303 miles|
TT Circuit Assen, De Haar, Assen, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 31.814s (178.0km/h) Maverick Viñales (Yamaha, 2021)|
|Race Lap||1m 32.869s (176.0km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2021)|
|Race Time||40m 35.031s (174.5km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2021)|
|2021 Race Winner||Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)|