Assen MotoGP: Rossi takes dominant win

Published: 29 June 2013

Valentino Rossi took his 80th premier class win with a dominant performance at Assen today onboard the factory Yamaha.

The victory marks Rossi's first win since the Malaysian grand prix in 2010.

Starting from the second row, Rossi moved up to third at the end of the first lap with a hard move on German Stefan Bradl at the final chicane. On lap five Rossi passed Marc Marquez to take second place and a lap later passed Dani Pedrosa to take the lead

Rossi was able to stretch his advantage and won the race by 2.170 seconds.

Marquez finished second after battling with Pedrosa, before making a move stick at the end of lap 18.

Crutchlow was unable to capitalise on pole position and was down in fifth place going in to the first corner. Crutchlow struggled in the early stages of the race as Jorge Lorenzo passed the Brit.

Crutchlow was able to pass Lorenzo on lap 15 and on lap 21 Crutchlow passed Pedrosa to move into third. Despite catching Marquez on the last few laps Crutchlow was forced to settle for third as the Tech 3 rider had to take avoiding action to avoid hitting Marquez on the final lap.

After breaking his collarbone during free practice on Thursday Lorenzo rode bravely to finish fifth.

1 25 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 171.0 41'25.202
2 20 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 170.9 +2.170
3 16 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 170.7 +4.073
4 13 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 170.5 +7.832
5 11 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 170.0 +15.510
6 10 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 169.1 +27.519
7 9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 168.9 +31.598
8 8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 168.8 +32.405
9 7 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 168.7 +33.751
10 6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 168.7 +33.801
11 5 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 168.7 +34.371
12 4 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 167.1 +57.674
13 3 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 166.9 +1'01.424
14 2 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 166.9 +1'01.561
15 1 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing ART 166.7 +1'04.426
16  9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 166.3 +1'11.114
17  5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 166.0 +1'15.249
18  71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 165.4 +1'24.884
19  68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART 165.3 +1'25.854
20  8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 165.3 +1'25.978
21  67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 165.3 +1'26.256
22  70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 165.3 +1'26.610
23  22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 164.5 +1'38.173
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  52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 161.6 16 Laps

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