The Cathedral of speed delivers another exciting race for MotoGP fans this year with head-to-head battles, crashes and unexpected drama, what a way to enter a month-long summer break before the next race early August at Silverstone.
Brad Binder stole the holeshot on his Redbull KTM factory race machine moving from P5 to P1 by the apex of turn 1. He led the race for the first lap followed closely by Francesco Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaro respectively.
Despite the poor practice and loosing the holeshot, Francesco Bagnaia took lead from Binder by lap 24 and showed the rest of the Dutch GP roster who is on top of the Assen food chain on his Ducati Lenovo machine dancing through the 18 turn track to add another victory.
Battle for 2nd place was blistering both on track and for spectators as Binder and Bezzecchi were neck and neck throughout the race, with 10 laps to go Bezzecchi took 2nd place lead from Binder but it wasn’t over just yet, the 2 riders were still clawing at the runner up position with their time difference hovering around 1 second difference. Ultimately Bezecchi was able to hang on to 2nd place until the checkered flag was dropped.
More bad luck followed Binder on the final lap as he was defending his position for 3rd place from Aleix Espargaro as he was deemed out of track limits and given a +1 position penalty. Although Binder was the 3rd to cross the finish line, due to the penalty the final podium was awarded to Aleix Espargaro impressive riding skills from Espargaro considering his Aero was crippled on first the first lap. Tough luck Brad Binder!
Tough luck also followed Enea Bastianini, Maverick Vinales, Johann Zarco, Fabio Quartararo and Jack Miller as they all crashed early into the race.
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