A conservative Marc Marquez ended the opening day in Assen in seventh, after suffering a heavy fall in FP1 Jorge Lorenzo has been forced to withdraw from the Dutch GP.
Cool morning proceedings gave way to warm running in the afternoon at the 2019 Dutch GP. Marc Marquez started the day with sixth place in Free Practice 1. Improving his time by over a second, the reigning MotoGP World Champion finished the day seventh overall. Once again, the pace of the top ten was within a second and Marquez remains confident in his approach come Sunday.
Jorge Lorenzo’s Dutch GP was unfortunately cut short by a crash at Turn 7 during Free Practice 1. The five-time World Champion fell heavily and suffered a stable fracture to the T6 vertebra. An MRI was performed after, revealing a trabecular fracture in the T8 vertebra as well confirming the T6 fracture. He will soon travel to his home in Lugano, Switzerland.
Running resumes in Assen for the MotoGP class at 09:55 Saturday, June 29, with Free Practice 3.
Dutch TT Combined Free Practice Classification
|1||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'32.638|
|2||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||0.180|
|3||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.314|
|4||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.585|
|5||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.667|
|6||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||0.717|
|7||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.775|
|8||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.777|
|9||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.879|
|10||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1.089|
|11||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1.177|
|12||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1.216|
|13||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1.236|
|14||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||1.325|
|15||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.333|
|16||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||1.402|
|17||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1.556|
|18||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1.732|
|19||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1.899|
|20||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||1.990|
|21||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||Red Bull KTM Tech 3||KTM||2.612|
|22||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||3.023|
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 32.017s (177.7km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2019)|
|Race Lap||1m 33.617s (174.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|Race Time||40m 54.037s (173.2km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)|
|2019 Race Winner||Maverick Viñales (Yamaha)|