Assen MotoGP: Rains fails to halt Marquez

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 28 June 2014 14:03

A wet start failed to dampen Marc Marquez's blistering start to 2014, with the reigning champion taking his eight successive win of the season.

After two sighting laps and a chance to change bikes the race got underway with the majority of the riders opting to start on wet tyres.

Valentino Rossi left his change to wet tyres late, meaning he had to start from pit lane although the Italian rode a strong race to finish fifth.

The track quickly dried, forcing the riders in to the pits to change bikes.

Andrea Dovizioso led for a large portion of the race on wet tyres, leading for a little while after the change to dry tyres.

Once on dry tyres Marquez quickly moved in to the lead, eventually winning by over six seconds.

Dani Pedrosa finished third ahead of pole sitter Aleix Espargaro.

1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 162.8 43'29.954
2 20 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 162.4 +6.714
3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 162.2 +10.791
4 13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 161.6 +19.199
5 11 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 161.2 +25.813
6 10 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 161.0 +29.003
7 9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 160.9 +30.882
8 8 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 160.9 +30.985
9 7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 160.1 +44.031
10 6 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 159.9 +48.662
11 5 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 159.7 +51.863
12 4 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 159.2 +1'00.329
13 3 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 158.9 +1'04.641
14 2 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 158.8 +1'05.980
15 1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 158.1 +1'17.611
16  7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 158.0 +1'19.753
17  69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Drive M7 Aspar Honda 157.5 +1'27.630
18  8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia 157.5 +1'28.142
19  68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 155.9 1 Lap
20  63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 154.9 1 Lap
21  70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 151.9 1 Lap
22  5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 143.8 3 Laps