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Assen MotoGP: Vinales wins shortened 125GP

Published: 25 June 2011

16-year old Maverick Vinales has taken victory at Assen in the 125GP race after it was red flagged after 14 laps due to rain.

The race got underway under cloudy but dry conditions but rain started to fall in places before the end of the first lap. Undettered the riders kept going, with the leading grouping all swapping places several times a lap.

After 10 laps the leading trio of Luis Salom, Sergio Gadea and Sandro Cortese pulled away from the rest of the pack, but pole setter Vinales got his head down and was soon in the mix for a podium.

Vinales wasted no time in moving to the front of the pack and opened up a gap of 2.555secs to take victory.

Salom took his first GP podium in second place, with Vinales' team-mate Sergio Gadea taking the final step on the podium.

Brit Danny Kent got a good start and  managed to stay with the leading group early in the race, eventually finishing sixth. Fellow Brit Danny Webb finished 13th.

 

 

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