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Assen MotoGP Results

After points’ leader Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) crashed out early in the race, defending champ Casey Stoner (Honda) took full advantage by winning the Assen MotoGP round yesterday and bringing himself into a tie in the championship points with Lorenzo. Finishing second was Stoner’s teammate Dani Pedrosa, while Andrea Dovizioso (Yamaha) won his duel with Ben Spies (Yamaha) to take the final step on the podium.

For additional details, points and results visit the official MotoGP website.

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 171.4 41’19.855
2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 171.1 +4.965
3 16 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 170.6 +11.994
4 13 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 170.4 +14.775
5 11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 169.9 +22.074
6 10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 169.3 +31.660
7 9 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 167.4 +59.107
8 8 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 167.1 +1’04.441
9 7 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 166.9 +1’06.980
10 6 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 165.7 +1’25.087
11 5 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 165.3 +1’32.103
12 4 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 165.2 +1’33.797
13 3 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 163.6 1 Lap
14 2 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 163.6 1 Lap

8 Comments

  1. Gary says:

    I just now watched the Assen Moto 3 race on Speed Channel. If you have not been watching Moto 3, you have been missing out on some truly amazing racing. MUCH more entertaining than MotoGP. Assen was a real barn-burner of a race.

  2. mickey says:

    “After points leader Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) crashed out early in the race”

    Guess that’s one way to look at it…. another is that Lorenzo was torpedoed by Bautista (in a very Simoncelli like move)and was taken out of the race. At any rate this certainly tightens up the points race for the championship. I’m beginning to think Pedrosa is not as good of a rider as Stoner lol. Nicky has sure been trying hard. Spies…c’mon man, you are supposed to beat the sattelite guys.

    • Brian says:

      Since Spies was missing significant portions of his tires at the end of the race, I think its fair to.say the tires really screwed things up for him. He had the pace for podium easily earlier in the race. Dovi was no match for him. I wonder if anyone thinks the competition between tire manufacturers was worth it now that Bridgestone is blowing it big time.

      • Provalogna says:

        I can only presume Spies’ team can pick tires with the same or better performance than anyone else on the grid, and if different from the Yamaha satellite team, Spies’ tires are better, not worse. Besides, saving tires isn’t a new concept for a guy with four lesser championships under his belt, is it?

        Could’a, should’a, might’a, if only…

        Unless the three guys on the podium cheated and got away with it, Spies’ end of race placement speaks for itself.

        • Brian says:

          I’m guessing then, that a 9 time world champion with the greatest titles in the world doesnt know anything about tire management either, why would he otherwise have to pit for new tires in the first half of the race? This was simply a mess up in engineering by Bridgestone.

          • Provalogna says:

            Well then, that’s settled. Spies and his boss at Yamaha agree Bridgestone removed Spies from the podium.

            BTW, what’s the name of the Bridgestone representative who made this podium-depriving tire decision? Truly, I’m curious: Is it SOP for a tire company representative to over-rule a contrary decision by the Yamaha race team leader?

      • Norm G. says:

        re: “Since Spies was missing significant portions of his tires at the end of the race, I think its fair to.say the tires really screwed things up for him.”

        i think it’s fair to say tires have been screwing up things for him all season. it’s shame it finally takes the danger of physical CHUNKS missing for many to acknowledge what i’ve been saying since the beginning.

        worst, even with this “smoking gun”, many STILL don’t acknowledge it…? that means a conscious decision is being made to COMPOUND what is an ALREADY dangerous situation. :(

        Q: what rational person does that…?

        A: none.

        • Brian says:

          Thanks for the truth. Check Stoner’s comments as well as stories of Spies’ previous near disasters with failed tires in superbikeplanet.com with others that also agree. I agree with Stoner that lack of tire competition has made Bridgestone laxed. We need Michelin back, even if the tires didnt work.