Wet – Assen is not a race it’s the race. Even in 2016 the Dutch circuit offers so many emotions and surprises which made for a interesting race one we might not see for awhile.First major departure was by Hernandez the first squaref ollowed by probably the fastest rider on the track which was Valenitino Rossi. Some people like Pedrosa and Iannone had a pretty good start to the race which built up the excitement at the first couple of laps. Lorenzo had a bad start to the race not helped surely by the weather, the race got delayed because of the rain than it was dry again than in the end it ended up raining again making it hard and confusing for all involved riders and fans alike.
After the race got restarted again we were in for a show of slips and falls which is not something we are looking forward to but it makes for an interesting race to watch because it meant anyone can win it, and it that was the case as Jack Miller took the prize of first place.
Wet Track, with unfamiliar Race Restarts
After the stop, as we mentioned there were many fall just to name a few: Dani Pedrosa, Dovizioso, Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi, who was first at the time, after him Petrucci broke down. At the end culminating to Jack Miller who won his first ever Moto GP race, followed by Marquez and Redding. 4th position was occupied by Pol Espargaró and then Andrea Iannone, who started from the last grid place. Sixth Hector Barbera, then Eugene Laverty, Stefan Bradl and Maverick Vinales. it proved to be a difficult afternoon for world champion Jorge Lorenzo who finished the race far away in 10th place.
However, the real winner in Assen was Marquez. +24 points to Jorge Lorenzo and +42 to Valentino Rossi in the general standing. “Today, Valentino was much faster… “This second place is worth a victory”” said Marquez. The Italian champion lost an important opportunity, now, the world championship becomes more complicated for Rossi and Lorenzo as Marquez doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Finally, we must make compliments to Jack Miller. It’s been years since an independent team had not won a Grand Prix in Moto GP last one to do that was Toni Elias. The good feelings of the qualifying prior the race proved us with an even bigger spectacle than we anticipated, luckily nobody was seriously injured riding in the awful conditions. Assen proved to us that remains one of the most unpredictable races of the year an truly epitomizes the name “The Wet Temple”.