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Vinales takes Assen TT in duel with Marquez

At Round 8’s Assen TT, Maverick Vinales beat Reigning Champion Marc Marquez in a close fight to the finish.  Right behind the Championship contenders was Fabio Quartararo. The big story in the race was Valentino Rossi crashing out.

In a fast start, Suzuki’s Alex RIns led from the field but would slip off, giving the lead to Quartararo in the early going. Quartararo then led from Marquez and Vinales. Dovizioso was right behind the lead group in fourth.

VInales quickly realized he was drifting back and made a move to inch closer to Marquez. Meantime, Marquez and Quartararo had a close battle for the lead. Quartararo’s Yamaha SRT would soon fade into the background. Vinales took his time and decided to make his move to take on Marquez by middle of the race.

He waited until 14 laps to go to pounce on
Quartararo and Marquez in one fell swoop. Vinales made a fantastic cut to overtake both Quartararo and Marquez. However, the Repsol Honda man wouldn’t give up so easily, he claimed second from the Yamaha SRT. It was then between Vinales and Marquez in a fight to the finish.With 9 laps to go, the Yamaha rider ran wide going into Turn 1 and fell back to second place, but it was only briefly. He retaliated that same lap and reclaimed the lead. It was the right moment to put his head down, and this time he broke free from Marquez, who decided to play it safe. He would finish 4.854s from Marquez to top the Assen TT.

Marquez’s second place ensured more points in the standings, with Dovizioso managing only a fourth place finish. Marquez is now on 160 points, 44 points clear of Dovizioso.

Dovizioso’s team mate Danilo Petrucci finished sixth at the Assen TT. Both Ducatis engaged in a thrilling battle with Mir and Franco Morbidelli to swap positions several times. In a sprint finish, Dovizioso successfully defended fourth position under the checkered flag and Petrucci took sixth place, just five tenths of a second behind his teammate. 

There’s not long to wait for the German GP which runs from 5 – 7 July.

2019 MotoGP Assen TT results

1            Maverick Viñales          Yamaha             ESP              40’55.451

2            Marc Marquez Honda  ESP       41’00.269

3            Fabio Quartararo          Yamaha             FRA              41’05.153

4            Andrea Dovizioso         Ducati  ITA        41’09.562

5            Franco Morbidelli         Yamaha             ITA              41’09.882

6            Danilo Petrucci             Ducati  ITA        41’10.209

7            Cal Crutchlow  Honda  GBR      41’13.776

8            Joan Mir            Suzuki  ESP       41’19.683

9            Jack Miller        Honda  AUS      41’21.911

10         Andrea Iannone            Aprilia  ITA        41’22.412

Riders standings

1            Marc Marquez Honda  ESP       160

2            Andrea Dovizioso         Ducati  ITA        116

3            Danilo Petrucci             Ducati  ITA        108

4            Alex Rins           Suzuki  ESP       101

5            Valentino Rossi             Yamaha             ITA        72

6            Fabio Quartararo          Yamaha             FRA       67

7            Maverick Viñales          Yamaha             ESP       65

8            Jack Miller        Honda  AUS      60

9            Pol Espargaro  KTM     ESP       52

10         Cal Crutchlow  Honda  GBR      51

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