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
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
Bradley Smith DNF in Assen
Bradley Smith made a fantastic start only to be unlucky in running wide and falling off just before the rain fell. He was desperately disappointed but fortunately didn’t get any injury. The KTM RC16 motorcycles had further development after the last race in Barcelona following a three day test in Spain resulting... 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
Sam Lowes crashes out of Assen race
Sam Lowes, who had started from the fourth row for the first time thanks to outstanding qualifiers, crashed out in the ninth lap while lying fifteenth. There were no consequences for him and he can take comfort in a weekend where he demonstrated the biggest improvement of his rookie... Read more
Unfortunate last lap crash ends promising Assen race for Scott Redding
It was a good Sunday at Assen for Scott Redding overall, even if a crash in the last lap didn’t allow him to take home a precious seventh place. Scott started the race very well, leading the group behind the leaders with a significant race pace. This was highlighted by... Read more
Cal Crutchlow takes an excellent fourth at Assen
LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow produced a superb performance at the Dutch Grand Prix to claim fourth place after a thrilling finale at Assen. The Briton held his nerve after a disappointing start and fought his way back to ensure he was contesting the podium places by the time... Read more
John McPhee back on the podium after incredible ‘Cathedral’ comeback
John McPhee had a barnstorming Dutch GP for the British Talent Team, staging an awesome comeback from nineteenth on the grid to fight for the win – eventually completing the podium in P3. Off to a slower start than the Scot wanted, McPhee only made up a handful of places... Read more