Quartararo wins the Assen MotoGP

Victory for Quartararo on Yamaha at the Assen MotoGP, second Vinales and third Mir.

Fabio Quartararo - Mugello MotoGp 2021
Fabio Quartararo - Mugello MotoGp 2021 - Ph. MotoGP Dorna

Quartararo's victory on Yamaha at the Assen MotoGP in the Netherlands, where many fought for the second and third position.

The Dutch Grand Prix was a good one, at the Assen circuit, where we expected a more aggressive return from Marquez, winner of the German GP. The drivers' fight for second and third place was especially exciting.

Pecco Bagnaia immediately takes the lead after the start, overtaking Quartararo and begins to dictate the pace of the MotoGP of Assen, followed closely by the French.

But Quartararo doesn't give up and after a few laps he gets back in the lead, making his intentions clear. After a while, in fact, the gap on Bagnaia is already over two seconds. Meanwhile Nakagami, glued to the first two, does not give up and remains firm in third position in the group of pursuers. At the same juncture, Valentino Rossi falls and leaves the race.

But on lap 12 it was the Japanese who won for a few corners on Bagnaia's Ducati, who also took a penalty for having crossed the outer line of the track and returned to the front of Nakagami.

Followed in the group, Vinales, Zarco and Mir, all engaged in the same battle for second and third place. Meanwhile, Quartararo, on lap 15, takes his advantage to over 3 and a half seconds.

Bad day for the factory Ducati: Pecco Bagnaia unfortunately takes another penalty and slips to eighth position, while Miller falls with his Ducati, and on lap 16 Vinales moves to second position. Meanwhile, Nakagami makes a mistake and finds himself in 9th position.

Marquez, after the victory at the Sachsenring, suffers from the difficulty of the Assen circuit, very demanding from a physical point of view and dances around the 7th / 8th position, while Zarco is overtaken by Mir and Quartararo who consolidates his advantage of over 20 seconds on lap 3.

The fight finally moves to the rear, where we witness the most beautiful overtaking, especially between Espargaro and Marquez, while in the head nothing changes and the Assen GP is won by the Yamaha of Quartararo and Vinales followed by the Suzuki of Mir.

See you at next MotoGP di Austria on the circuit of Styria.