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Zarco still "dreaming" of finishing second in points

Johann Zarco says he is still "dreaming" of finishing second in this year's MotoGP standings after rediscovering some of his early-season form in the Dutch TT at Assen.

Dovizioso: Ducati now has late-race MotoGP weakness

Andrea Dovizioso says Ducati's current biggest issue in MotoGP is maintaining its tyre life, as he was "completely f***ed" at the end of last weekend's Dutch TT.

Crutchlow: Assen-style pack races a "disaster" for Honda

Cal Crutchlow says group races like the Dutch TT are a “disaster” for Honda MotoGP riders, as the RC213V overheats its front tyre and suffers under acceleration.

Vinales: Title still possible if Yamaha brings "big" update

Maverick Vinales hopes he can still challenge Marc Marquez for the 2018 MotoGP title if Yamaha brings a "big" update after the summer break.

Rins certain first MotoGP win "will come soon"

Suzuki rider Alex Rins feels his first MotoGP victory "will come soon" after taking an impressive second place in the Dutch TT.

Marquez: Pedrosa struggles down to lack of motivation

Dani Pedrosa's current MotoGP struggles stem from a lack of motivation that is making it "impossible" to be fast on the Honda, according to Marc Marquez.

Lorenzo: "Very lucky" nobody crashed after Rossi hit

Jorge Lorenzo said it was "very lucky" nobody crashed when his Ducati was rear-ended by MotoGP rival Valentino Rossi in the early laps of the Dutch TT.

Rossi: “Not clever” Dovizioso cost me Assen podium

Valentino Rossi has put his failure to score a podium finish in the Dutch TT at Assen down to an over-aggressive move by MotoGP rival Andrea Dovizioso.

Vinales moment the biggest scare in "wild" Dutch TT - Marquez

MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez said his moment with Maverick Vinales, when they both ran wide and were close to touching the gravel, was the scariest in a "wild" Dutch TT.

Assen MotoGP: Marquez wins after stunning fight

Marc Marquez claimed his fourth victory of the MotoGP season in an epic Dutch TT at Assen, breaking away from a frenetic six-way scrap at the head of the field in the closing stages.

Assen Moto2: Bagnaia wins to rebuild points lead

Sky Racing Team VR46 rider Francesco Bagnaia eased to his fourth Moto2 win of the 2018 season to extend his championship lead.

KTM has "hit a wall" with current bike - Espargaro

KTM is "hitting a wall" with its current MotoGP bike and won't make substantial progress until its 2019-spec prototype is used regularly, says Pol Espargaro.

Assen Moto3: Martin retakes points lead with victory

Jorge Martin retook the Moto3 championship lead with victory at Assen as pre-race points leader Marco Bezzecchi crashed on the last lap.

Assen MotoGP: Marquez leads Dovizioso in warm-up

Dutch TT polesitter Marc Marquez topped Sunday morning's warm-up session for the Assen MotoGP round, by a little under a quarter of a second ahead of Andrea Dovizioso.

Analysis: Has Yamaha lost its final MotoGP stronghold?

Yamaha has won nine of the last 14 Dutch TTs, and Assen has been Valentino Rossi’s best track since his return to the Iwata marque. But the team seems to have lost its edge at the track in 2018.

Zarco has only just overcome Le Mans "stress"

Johann Zarco says the Dutch TT is the first MotoGP round where he has been able to overcome the "stress" of crashing out in his home grand prix.

Lorenzo thought lap was deleted in Assen shootout

Jorge Lorenzo says he thought his laptime had been deleted in Assen MotoGP qualifying as he fell from a provisional pole position to 10th on the grid.

Assen MotoGP: Marquez beats Crutchlow to pole

Marc Marquez secured pole position for the Dutch TT at Assen ahead of fellow Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow, while Valentino Rossi rebounded from a crash in FP4 to take third.

Assen MotoGP: Marquez beats Vinales by 0.001s in FP3

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez led the way in Saturday morning's third practice session for the Dutch TT at Assen, leading Maverick Vinales by a single thousandth of a second.

Yamaha less far ahead than feared at Assen

Yamaha's advantage is smaller than expected after the opening day of practice for the Dutch TT at Assen, claims reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez.

Lorenzo: Final sector struggles holding me back

MotoGP form man Jorge Lorenzo says he is "one of the fastest" riders after Friday at Assen, apart from in the final sector of the track.

Assen MotoGP: Vinales leads Iannone in FP2

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales set the pace in the Friday afternoon MotoGP practice session at Assen, followed by Italian trio Andrea Iannone, Danilo Petrucci and Valentino Rossi.

Assen MotoGP: Marquez tops FP1, Lorenzo crashes

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez led the way in first practice for this weekend's Dutch TT at Assen, beating Maverick Vinales by a little under two tenths of a second.

Petrucci fractured pinky toe in test crash

Danilo Petrucci has revealed that he fractured his pinky toe when he crashed in the post-Catalan Grand Prix MotoGP test.

Sykes "close" to tears after emotional Assen win

Tom Sykes says he came "close" to tears following his dominant victory on Sunday at Assen after a difficult start to the season that "didn't justify" the work done with the Kawasaki in testing.

Assen WSBK: Sykes claims first win of 2018

Tom Sykes eased to his first World Superbike win of the 2018 season, while teammate Jonathan Rea beat home hero Michael van der Mark to second as the Aruba Ducatis struggled.

Assen WSBK: Rea beats home hero van der Mark to win

Jonathan Rea triumphed in the first World Superbike race at Assen, after withstanding race-long pressure from Michael van der Mark and Chaz Davies.

Assen WSBK: Lowes outpaces Rea for maiden pole

Yamaha rider Alex Lowes claimed his maiden World Superbike pole position at Assen after beating world champion Jonathan Rea by 0.046s.

Assen WSBK: Van der Mark sets practice pace on home soil

Home rider Michael van der Mark set the fastest overall time in Friday's three World Superbike practice sessions as Jonathan Rea topped both FP1 and FP2.

Injured Camier to miss Assen WSBK round

The Ten Kate Honda World Superbike team has confirmed Leon Camier will miss this weekend's Dutch round at Assen as he continues his recovery from a crash at Aragon last week.

Rins "sorry" for holding up Petrucci in Rossi battle

Suzuki rider Alex Rins has apologised for holding up Danilo Petrucci on the final lap of the Dutch TT during the Italian’s victory battle with Valentino Rossi.

Dovizioso: Risk was “too high” to fight for MotoGP hat-trick

MotoGP points leader Andrea Dovizioso says the risk of going for a third straight win at Assen was too high, admitting to backing off in the closing stages.

“Very slow” Lorenzo had “nothing to lose” by pitting

Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo says he had “nothing to lose” by pitting when it began to rain in the Dutch TT at Assen, as he was “very slow” in mixed conditions anyway.

Rossi says Zarco “doesn’t understand” how to pass cleanly

Valentino Rossi says he doesn’t believe MotoGP rookie Johann Zarco “understands” how to overtake cleanly after their latest coming together during the Dutch TT.

Mahindra "were hoping for better result" at Assen

Mahindra’s Moto3 boss Mufaddal Choonia was left disappointed with a non-points finish at Assen after CIP rider Marco Bezzecchi qualified fifth on the grid for Sunday’s race.

Vinales says Assen crash the "strangest of my life"

Maverick Vinales has described the crash that cost him the lead of the MotoGP championship in the Dutch TT at Assen as the “strangest” of his life.

"Scared" Zarco explains Assen bike swap decision

Dutch TT polesitter Johann Zarco says he decided to take a risk by pitting for wet tyres during Sunday's Assen race, because he was "really scared" to carry on with slicks in the rain.

Assen Moto2: Morbidelli beats title rival Luthi on final lap

Franco Morbidelli passed main Moto2 rival Thomas Luthi on the final lap to win at Assen and extend his lead at the top of the championship.

Rossi: 10th Assen win means title race "now very open"

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi scored his 10th career victory at Assen, and believes his latest Dutch TT win has put him right back in championship contention.

Petrucci "angry" that backmarkers cost him Assen victory shot

Danilo Petrucci has blamed the lack of blue flags at the end of MotoGP's Dutch TT race for him having to settle for second behind Valentino Rossi by just 0.063s.

Assen MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after race

Valentino Rossi secured a sensational victory at the end of a dramatic Dutch Grand Prix weekend at the TT Circuit Assen, snatching first place by 0.063s

Assen MotoGP: Rossi beats Petrucci by 0.063s after epic duel

Valentino Rossi scored his first victory of the 2017 MotoGP season in the Dutch TT at Assen by the narrowest of margins after a thrilling battle in tricky weather conditions.

Assen Moto3: Canet makes last-corner move to win thrilling race

Aron Canet won yet another thrilling Moto3 race at Assen after overtaking Romano Fenati at the final chicane on the last lap to emerge victorious in an 11-bike battle.

Assen MotoGP: Miller leads Marquez in rain-affected warm-up

Last year's Dutch TT winner Jack Miller topped the 20-minute warm-up session on Sunday morning at Assen, which saw limited running from the field because of heavy rain.

Baldassarri escapes serious injury in horror Assen crash

Moto2 rider Lorenzo Baldassarri escaped without serious injury following his crash during qualifying at Assen, his Forward Racing team has confirmed.

Lowes: Assen qualifying shows I deserve to be in MotoGP

Aprilia rider Sam Lowes believes he demonstrated he deserves his place in MotoGP by qualifying in the top 10 for the Dutch TT at Assen.

Lorenzo blames "poor feeling" for Assen qualifying disaster

Jorge Lorenzo put his worst-ever MotoGP qualifying position down to a 'poor feeling' in Q1 at Assen, and said he was a victim of the series' competitiveness.

Vinales puzzled by worst qualifying of 2017 at Assen

MotoGP championship leader Maverick Vinales was left confused about his lack of performance in qualifying at Assen, where he took his lowest grid position of the season so far.

Assen MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after qualifying

Johann Zarco executed a highly memorable qualifying performance to seal pole position at Assen

Assen MotoGP: Zarco takes shock pole from Marquez, Lorenzo 21st

Johann Zarco scored his first-ever MotoGP pole position in the Dutch TT at Assen during a thrilling qualifying session – while Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo suffered another wet-weather nightmare.

Assen MotoGP: Redding leads Rossi in wet third practice

Pramac Ducati rider Scott Redding led the way in Saturday morning's third practice for the Dutch TT at Assen, taking advantage of a wet track to lead Valentino Rossi by two tenths of a second.

Honda tries winglet fairing in Assen practice

Honda sampled an aerodynamic fairing during a grand prix weekend for the first time this year at Assen, with Cal Crutchlow’s satellite LCR bike.

Rossi will race new Yamaha MotoGP chassis at Assen

Valentino Rossi says he will race his new Yamaha MotoGP chassis in this weekend’s Dutch TT at Assen after trialling it further during Friday practice.

Marquez says Vinales "one step in front" at Assen

Honda rider Marc Marquez reckons Yamaha, and especially championship leader Maverick Vinales, is one step ahead of the rest of the field after Friday practice at Assen.

Assen MotoGP: Vinales leads rain-affected second practice

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales was fastest in the second MotoGP free practice at Assen, beating everyone except Jonas Folger by more than half a second.

Assen MotoGP: Petrucci fastest in red-flagged first practice

Pramac Ducati's Danilo Petrucci set the pace in the opening MotoGP practice session for the Dutch TT at Assen, which started in dramatic fashion.

Rossi sticks with new Yamaha MotoGP chassis for Assen

Valentino Rossi will continue to use the new Yamaha MotoGP chassis he tried in Barcelona testing during the Dutch TT weekend at Assen.

Davies slams "arrogant" Rea for intentional Assen block

Chaz Davies has accused Jonathan Rea of deliberately blocking him in World Superbike qualifying at Assen, and also slammed the championship leader for his refusal to take blame for the incident.

Assen WSBK: Rea beats Sykes by 0.025s to complete double

Jonathan Rea took his seventh victory of the 2017 World Superbike season in Assen, beating Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes in a photo finish.

Assen WSBK: Rea wins again as Davies breaks down

Jonathan Rea took his sixth victory in seven World Superbike races after a race-long duel with Chaz Davies which ended in the Ducati rider suffering a mechanical breakdown.