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Marc Marquez took a crucial third place at TT Assen that, along with Viñales’s DNF today, reduced his gap from the top of an incredibly close Championship classification to just 11 points, despite currently being in fourth place behind Dovizioso, Viñales and Rossi.

Marc Marquez TT Assen 2017

Changing weather played a tricky role again today, when a light rain started to fall seven laps from the end of the race. Marc managed the situation prudently and, having fought within the top three from the start of the race, in the final two laps held off all the attacks from fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, who was charging from the back.

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The 94th podium of Marc’s career is also the 400th for the Repsol Honda Team.

After starting from row four on the grid, Dani Pedrosa was able to advance to eighth place, lapping on almost the same rhythm as the front riders, but he struggled to keep temperature in the tyres when the rain started and ultimately dropped to 13th position. Nonetheless, his championship position did not suffer greatly, as he now lies in fifth, just 28 points off the top.

The Repsol Honda Team now move to the Sachsenring for round 9 of the Championship next Sunday.

TT Assen 2017 Race Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 ROSSI Valentino 46 ITA 25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 41’41.149
2 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 ITA 20 Octo Pramac Racing 0.063
3 MARQUEZ Marc 93 SPA 16 Repsol Honda Team 5.201
4 CRUTCHLOW Cal 35 GBR 13 LCR Honda 5.243
5 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4 ITA 11 Ducati Team 5.327
6 MILLER Jack 43 AUS 10 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS 23.390
7 ABRAHAM Karel 17 CZE 9 Pull&Bear Aspar Team 36.982
8 BAZ Loris 76 FRA 8 Reale Avintia Racing 37.058
9 IANNONE Andrea 29 ITA 7 Team Suzuki Ecstar 37.166
10 ESPARGARO Aleix 41 SPA 6 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1’01.929
11 ESPARGARO Pol 44 SPA 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1’09.384
12 RABAT Tito 53 SPA 4 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1’10.121
13 PEDROSA Dani 26 SPA 3 Repsol Honda Team 1’10.344
14 ZARCO Johann 5 FRA 2 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1’35.655
15 LORENZO Jorge 99 SPA 1 Ducati Team 1 lap
16 BARBERA Hector 8 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing 1 lap
17 RINS Alex 42 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar 1 lap

 

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Emanuele Venturoli
Emanuele Venturoli
A graduate in Public, Social and Political Communication from the University of Bologna, he has always been passionate about marketing, design and sport. Even before finishing his studies, he started working in sports marketing and discovered the importance of everything outside the playing field. Since 2012 he has been with RTR Sports, where he is now Head of Communication and Marketing Officer for projects related to Formula 1, MotoGP and the best of other two- and four-wheel motor sports.
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