Wet – Assen is not a race. It’s the race. Even in 2016 the Dutch circuit offers so many emotions and surprises. First major departure by Hernandez that ranks in the first square. Followed by Rossi. Start strong also Pedrosa and Iannone. Bad Lorenzo. They start with the rain, but it looks like the track to dry. The teams are ready to bike for a dry track.
Meanwhile, Hernandez commands again. Rossi is chasing and Iannone Guide to perfection. When the track looks dry, start a real deluge. Dovizioso overtakes Rossi. Iannone slips and even Hernandez. Dovizioso’s first, Rossi still chasing, but Petrucci surpasses it proficiently. The race is exciting, but also very dangerous. The clerk of the course decides. Red Bnadiera. Race suspended, but there are 200,000 spectators. Now expects the rain decreases.
Wet Track, but the Race Restarts
After the stop, so many falls. Dani Pedrosa, Dovizioso, Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi, who was first. Shame really. Petrucci breaks down. At the end Jack Miller wins the race, then Marquez and Redding. 4th Pol Espargaró and then Andrea Iannone, who started from the last grid place. Sixth Hector Barbera, then Eugene Laverty, Stefan Bradl and Maverick Vinales. Afternoon difficult even for Jorge Lorenzo. The world champion, always so far away from the top place, ends up in 10th place.
However, the real winner in Assen is Marquez. +24 points to Jorge Lorenzo and +42 to Valentino Rossi in general standing. “Today, Valentino was much faster… “This second place is worth a victory”” said Marquez. The Italian champion lost an important opportunity. Now, the world championship becomes more complicated. Finally, we must make compliments to Jack Miller. It’s been years since an independent team had not won a Grand Prix in Moto GP. By Toni Elias. Bravo also Pramac with Redding. The good feelings of the qualifying have been respected even on the difficult circuit of Assen. Today the true temple of the wet.