Francesco Bagnaia dominates the MotoGP race at Assen. But someone else becomes the man of the day
The essentials in brief • Italy's Francesco Bagnaia wins the MotoGP race at Assen. • Marco Bezzecchli and Maverick Viñales finished 2nd and 3rd. • Aleix Espargaró is in 4th place thanks to a great race to catch up.
Francesco Bagnaia dominates the MotoGP race at Assen and drives to third win of the season .
The pole setter pulls away right at the start of the race.
The 25-year-old Italian no longer gave up his lead.
Compatriot Marco Bezzecchli ranked second behind the winner.
Third is Maverick Viñales from Spain.
World Cup leader Quartararo falls twice – Espargaró with mega comeback
World Championship leader Fabio Quartararo experienced a race to forget.
The Frenchman loses control of the machine in the early laps trying to overtake Aleix Espargaró .
The world champion slides into the Spaniard and ends up lying in the gravel – but can continue.
Espargaró, on the other hand, manages to hold his own on the bike but loses a lot of places.
In the end, thanks to a great race to catch up, he classified himself in 4th place.
The 32-year-old Spaniard provided the highlight of the race in the penultimate corner.
Positioned in sixth place, he grabs Jack Miller and Brad Binder at the same time seconds before crossing the finish line.
Quartararo, on the other hand, does not finish the race.
13 laps before the end he crashes a second time – but this time violently.
In the overall standings, the 23-year-old is still comfortably in the lead with 172 points.
MotoGP back at Silverstone in early August
After the summer break, the MotoGP will continue in Great Britain.
The race at Silverstone is scheduled for August 7th.