2011 Assen MotoGP Saturday Press Release Roundup

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the Assen race:


Safe points for Bautista at the Dutch TT

Publish Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011

Álvaro Bautista battled against the cold and unpredictable conditions at Assen in The Netherlands today to bring his Rizla Suzuki home safely in a points-scoring 11th place.

2011 Assen MotoGP Race Result: First-Lap Incident Allows Dominant Victory

Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Assen:

Ben Spies has taken his first ever MotoGP victory with a stunning display in treacherous conditions at Assen. Spies took the lead after Lorenzo ran wide at Turn 1, and after Marco Simoncelli highsided out in front of Lorenzo, taking the Spaniard out of the race, Spies went on to take the win unchallenged. Lorenzo's crash and subsequent fightback limited the damage to Casey Stoner in the championship, but the reigning World Champion ceded another 10 points to the Australian in the title chase.

2011 Assen Moto2 Race Result: Clear Victory After Three-Way Battle

Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Assen:

Marc Marquez has taken his second victory of the season, taking charge of the race in the final laps after a race-long scrap with Kenan Sofuoglu, Bradley Smith and Yuki Takahashi.

It was Stefan Bradl who got off the line first, holding off a charging Marquez into turn 1, but that would be the last of the German's resistance. As the pack made their way through the tight northern loop, Bradl got shuffled back through the pack, quickly losing touch with the leaders.

2011 Assen 125cc Race Result: Thrilling Race Shortened By Rain

Results and summary of the 125cc race at Assen:

Maverick Viñales has taken his second victory of his rookie season, after a thrilling battle at Assen was cut short by rain. The flowing southern loop of the circuit - which retains echoes of this once glorious track - created a fantastic set of battles, with the front 8 riders splintering into groups, then clumping together again, no rider gaining a clear advantage from the start.

2011 Assen Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Large Gaps Among Front Row

Results of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Assen:

Stefan Bradl's domination of the Moto2 class continues, the Viessmann Kiefer rider taking his 6th pole position of the season. Bradl will start ahead of Caixa Catalunya's Marc Marquez and Ioda Racing's Simone Corsi.

Results:

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