NOT the MotoGP News: Assen – Pass the Duchy from the left hand-side
Welcome to NOT The MotoGP News – our blog by Guy Anderson. Oh – and when you’re done, make sure to go follow Guy on Twitter – @SirGuyGuisborne Assen is great for many reasons. It’s in The Netherlands. The people are wonderful. They love racing and the track... Read more
Assen GP sees Augusto Fernández continue to close in on the points
The eighth race of the Moto2 season – the Motul TT in Assen – was run under a cloudy and uncertain sky today. The Speed Up team finished a good weekend with Spanish rookie Augusto Fernández who, in Sunday’s race, found better feelings than the ones than he got... Read more
Motul TT Assen, raceday roundup: MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) penned another stunning chapter in what is now the longest winning career in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing at the ‘Cathedral’ of speed, as the number 46 took his 115th win in the Motul TT Assen, more than 20 years after his... Read more
KTM’s best MotoGP result in Assen from Pol Espargaro
As the half way point of 2017 season approaches, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team took their best ever MotoGP finish today in Assen, Holland after a dramatic race where mixed conditions and bravery were the order of the day resulting in Spaniard Pol Espargaro clinching 11th place... Read more
Álex Márquez comes 6th in Assen race
The top six served up close action that a capacity crowd of 105,000 fans could not take their eyes off, with numerous overtakes for the lead, before Morbidelli made a decisive last lap attack on closest title rival Lüthi. Márquez fully played his part in today’s gripping action when he... Read more
Maverick Viñales crashes out of Assen race
Maverick Viñales fought his way up from eleventh on the grid and was heading towards the leading group, but his efforts ended in a DNF after an unlucky fall. It was a busy race for Viñales. Starting from eleventh on the grid he flew off the line and made his way through... Read more
Tito Rabat ends tough Assen race with 12th
Spanish rider Tito Rabat finished a tough weekend on a positive note with a controlled ride into 12th place, after starting in last place on the 23-rider grid. Rabat finished just 0.7s behind KTM rival Pol Espargaro and ahead of factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa. A huge crowd of 105,000 was... Read more
Red Bull MotoGP Rookies:  Öncü takes dramatic Assen double
Even the fickle Assen weather couldn’t stop Turkish 13-year-old Can Öncü matching his Saturday domination with another consummate win in Sunday’s Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Race 2. Joining him on the damp podium again were Aleix Viu and Kazuki Masaki. Rain showers hung in the air as start time... Read more
Crash ruins race day for Raúl Fernández
Up to ten riders fought for victory on the final lap of the Moto3 Dutch TT at Assen, with Aron Canet eventually taking the flag by just 0.035 seconds from Romano Fenati. John McPhee returned to the podium for the first time since Argentina,  after edging out Jorge Martín,... Read more
Joan Mir looks to turn the page at the Sachsenring
An error in strategy at the TT Circuit prevented Mir from achieving his second consecutive win. At 11:00 local time, the lights in Assen went out, known often as ‘Cathedral of Speed’ Assen was host to the eighth race of the 2017 season. The Leopard Racing Team duo appeared on... Read more