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Dutch TT (2018)

Netherlands TT Circuit Assen
29 Jun - 01 Jul
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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.

Live: Follow the Assen MotoGP race as it happens

Follow our minute-by-minute coverage of the eighth race of the 2018 MotoGP season, the Dutch TT at Assen.

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 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.

Live: Follow Assen MotoGP qualifying as it happens

Follow our minute-by-minute coverage of qualifying for the Dutch TT at Assen, the eighth race of the 2018 MotoGP season.

Morbidelli ruled out of Dutch TT after crash

Marc VDS Honda MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli has been ruled out of this weekend's Dutch TT at Assen after injuring his hand in a practice crash.

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.