Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati) won the Dutch TT in a race affected by crashes and retirements. Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) and Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia) rounded off the podium at Assen.
Brad Binder (KTM), Jorge Martín (Ducati), Álex Márquez (Ducati), Luca Marini (Ducati), Takaaki Nakagami (Honda), Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) and Augusto Fernández (KTM) completed the Top 10 in the Netherlands.
The next MotoGP World Championship round will be in August, after the summer break, at the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom.
Ups and downs for Repsol Honda Team
After riding in all the sessions during the weekend, Marc Márquez was declared unfit for the race and was withdrawn from the Dutch TT. The Repsol Honda Team rider will focus on recovering during the summer break to return at Silverstone 100% fit.
Iker Lecuona retired early in his second weekend as a substitute rider for the Repsol Honda Team, after challenging for points. Technical problems ended his Sunday early, but he concludes the visit to Assen satisfied with how his performance has evolved throughout the weekend.
Dutch GP: Race Results (26 laps)
|1. Pecco Bagnaia||DUCATI||40:37.640|
|2. Marco Bezzecchi||DUCATI||+1.223|
|3. Aleix Espargaró||APRILIA||+1.925|
|4. Brad Binder||KTM||+1.528|
|5. Jorge Martín||DUCATI||+1.934|
|6. Álex Márquez||DUCATI||+12.437|
|7. Luca Marini||DUCATI||+14.174|
|8. Takaaki Nakagami||HONDA||+14.616|
|9. Franco Morbidelli||YAMAHA||+29.335|
|10. Augusto Fernández||KTM||+33.736|
|Iker Lecuona||REPSOL HONDA||DNF|
|1. Pecco Bagnaia||DUCATI||194|
|2. Jorge Martín||DUCATI||159|
|3. Marco Bezzecchi||DUCATI||158|
|4. Brad Binder||KTM||114|
|5. Johann Zarco||DUCATI||109|
|6. Luca Marini||DUCATI||98|
|7. Jack Miller||KTM||79|
|8. Aleix Espargaró||APRILIA||77|
|9. Fabio Quartararo||YAMAHA||61|
|10. Álex Márquez||DUCATI||63|
|19. Marc Márquez||REPSOL HONDA||15|
|26. Joan Mir||REPSOL HONDA||5|
“We arrived here in a difficult condition and it only worsened as the weekend went on. Last night I suffered a lot trying to sleep, when I woke up the pain was very high and I went straight to the medical center. Checks revealed the break in the rib had shifted so we had to miss the race. Now is the time to rest and recover and come back after the summer break fit and ready to keep working.”
“From Jerez to here was a big improvement in how I felt with the bike. Overall we have had a great weekend, constantly getting faster and improving each time we left the garage. The race we were having today was really good, I was careful at the start and avoided any problems. After this I was able to settle into my own pace and I was able to put my best on track, my confidence was growing with each lap and I was feeling really good. Finally, I was fighting for the top ten and it felt great to be there. I want to thank the entire Repsol Honda Team for their work this weekend.”