Jack Miller has taken an incredible MotoGP debut win at the Dutch TT, keeping his cool in horrendous conditions while many of those around him lost theirs, in the red-flagged and restarted race.
Yonny Hernandez, Andrea Dovizioso, Valentino Rossi and Danilo Petrucci were the leading group in the initial race, but with worsening conditions reducing visibility a red flag stopped their battle at the half way point.
And, with added pressure from the restart, all three didn’t finish, Rossi and Dovizioso joining Pedrosa, Crutchlow, Smith and Aleix Espargaró in the gravel, while a mechanical problem sidelined Petrucci.
That left Miller his time to shine, hunting down race leader Marc Marquez to pass him and pull out a lead that he controlled to the line. Scott Redding improved British hopes by taking his second podium in third.
It was a disaster for reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo, finishing all the way back in tenth, while Eugene Laverty completed another strong weekend in seventh.