Valentino Rossi won a dramatic Dutch MotoGP at Assen, his initial success of the 2017 season and one hundred and fifteenth of his career. Rossi simply command off countryman Danilo Petrucci as rain drops fell within the final third of the race. Petrucci was gutted to be delayed slightly by backmarkers.
Behind them Marquez narrowly beat Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso in a very thrilling last-lap battle for third. Pole sitter Johann Zarco led the first stages, victimisation soft tyres front and rear, before Rossi emotional ahead. Zarco then born to the rear of the lead cluster once he created contact with Rossi throughout an endeavor to retake the lead.
The Frenchwoman later created an unlucky gamble to swap bikes once the rain drops began falling, then received a penalty for rushing in pit lane. Maverick Vinales lost the title lead once falling at the ultimate chicane and is currently four points behind Dovizioso – eleven points covering the highest four within the standings! Alex Rins was returning to action for Suzuki once missing the last 5 races attributable to a broken gliding joint in Austin. Bradley Smith was back for KTM once a finger injury dominated him out of the Catalunya race.