MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2015 Assen MotoGP Race Result: Assen Delivers

97,150 turned up to watch a 26 lap race on a dry day and they were not disappointed as Assen gave the fans the kind of race they've come to expect.

Jorge Lorenzo's eighth place start would ensure his unbroken run of laps led would end when Valentino Rossi led Aleix Espargaro, Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro through turn one. Marquez, finally on a Honda he felt he could race, wasted no time despatching Aleix Espargaro and glued himself to the back of Rossi's Yamaha. Lorenzo passed both Espargaroes and finished the first lap right behind Rossi and Marquez. Andrea Iannone clawed his way to fifth and passed his second Espargaro to take fourth at the end of the third lap.

On lap four, Rossi set the lap record and one lap later, Marquez beat it to close whatever small gap there was and the front two started to gently eke a gap from Lorenzo in third while Lorenzo kept increasing his gap from Iannone to two and a half seconds.

As Rossi and Marquez broke away at the front, Lorenzo started getting lonely, with a large gap in front and behind, able to just lap comfortably at his pace. Iannone behind him took a while to clear the fifth place battle behind him. As Iannone's gap increased, Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow continued their career long battle at the lead of the pack.

Rossi and Marquez at the halfway mark were over four seconds clear of Lorenzo and Lorenzo had over five seconds from Iannone. This stretched out over the next few laps but Rossi couldn't shake Marquez, even making a slight error with a tearoff that let Marquez close right up, but he couldn't close.

With seven laps to go, it was a bit different, Exiting the chicane, charging towards his pltboard that read "L7 BRK", Rossi hit a patch of grass, losing a slight amount of traction. It was all Marquez needed to have the drive to take the lead into turn one, and Marquez would finally have the opportunity to make a break at the front. Rossi, however, had other ideas and sat behind him, not letting him get away. The pair seemed to never be further apart than a few tenths for most of the race and the switch of the lead did nothing to change this. Four laps from the end, Rossi made a rehearsal of a pass at the chicane but passed much earlier on the subsequent lap. By the chicane just before the penultimate lap, Marquez was able to delete whatever advantage Rossi had made and the pair were once again in lockstep.

With two laps to go, Valentino Rossi increased the pace and made a run for it. Marc Marquez followed. The gap built to four tenths, five tenths, back to four tenths and the last lap started after Rossi set his personal best lap of the race trying to unsuccessfully break Marquez.

The race would, as they so often do at Assen, come down to the last chicane, in front of a baying crowd. On the right hand entrance, Rossi went wide and Marquez drove to the apex, touching Rossi's knee and elbow with his bike and Rossi took to the gravel. Marquez recovered and charged for the exit only to see Rossi looking back at him, having wound on the throttle in the gravel and taken a huge advantage from their contact. Valentino Rossi won his first race from pole position since 2009 and increased his title lead.

Thirteen seconds back, Jorge Lorenzo took third place, five seconds clear of Andrea Iannone while Pol Espagaro beat Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith and Dani Pedrosa in a very crowded race for fifth place.

Did Rossi play the youngster like a fiddle to guarantee the win? Only Valentino knows, but he did seem survive the impact a little cleanly. Let's call it racecraft and look forward to the next race.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 40'54.037
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda +1.242
3 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha +14.576
4 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati +19.109
5 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha +24.268
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda +24.373
7 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha +24.442
8 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda +24.656
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki +26.725
10 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki +27.238
11 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati +29.038
12 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati +29.418
13 45 Scott REDDING Honda +46.663
14 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati +49.305
15 76 Loris BAZ Yamaha Forward +52.396
16 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda +56.005
17 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia +59.857
18 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati +1'14.513
19 33 Marco MELANDRI Aprilia 1 Lap
    Not Classified    
  15 Alex DE ANGELIS ART 3 Laps
  50 Eugene LAVERTY Honda 11 Laps
  6 Stefan BRADL Yamaha Forward 21 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 0 Lap
  43 Jack MILLER Honda 0 Lap

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen Moto2 Race Result: Two-Thirds Distance

The Moto2 race was red flagged before the first lap was completed as Luis Salom clipped the back of Ant West's bike and tumbled off track, cracking its right crankcase, spilling oil all over the place and ignominiously catching fire. The restart would be 16 laps.

Jonas Folger, lurching to second place on the first start, took advantage of Johann Zarco's wheelie at the lights to push through to the immediate lead from the second row. Tito Rabat, Xavier Simeon and Johann Zarco followed but it didn't take long for Zarco to take third place and latch onto the back of Rabat and then pass him while Folger had built almost a second of lead. Rabat took second place back a lap later, losing it briefly to Zarco, but making the third pass stick, both riders leaning on each other as they vied for position. Simeon made hay while the sun shone, taking third place from Zarco in the gap made by Rabat.

Folger's lead extended to over a second, but Rabat, briefly freed from a hounding Zarco by Simeon, had room to charge down the leader.

In one lap, Rabat closed the 1.1 second gap, setting the lap record with a lap ominously 0.91 quicker than Folger's. Lowes caught Zarco and pair set about catching the leading duo.

A lap later, going into the chicane, Rabat took the lead. A lap later, Zarco passed Folger for second and a lap after that, Lowes took third place from the German. The front three, the top three in the championship, then had the podium order to settle as they cleared off from the rest, leaving Folger to the charging second group of Alex Rins, Thomas Luthi and Xavier Simeon.

Two laps from the end, Zarco squeezed past Rabat, as Lowes struggled with the pace, settling for third as Zarco broke away a few tenths at the lead.

Johann Zarco won by three quarters of a second and celebrated with a back flip off a barrier, having parked near as many photographers as he could find. Tito Rabat took a comfortable second while Sam Lowes settled for a safe third almost two seconds clear of Alex Rins in fourth. Jonas Folger was passed, one by one, by the entire second group and finished in seventh, in spite of a convincing lead at the start.

Zarco extended his lead as the top three finished in the same order as their championship standings.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 26'13.410
2 1 Tito RABAT Kalex +0.757
3 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up +2.080
4 40 Alex RINS Kalex +3.738
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex +4.530
6 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex +5.045
7 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex +6.140
8 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex +8.105
9 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex +8.376
10 3 Simone CORSI Kalex +9.670
11 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up +11.749
12 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex +17.537
13 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex +18.104
14 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex +20.468
15 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex +20.894
16 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex +22.405
17 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex +22.930
18 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 +25.663
19 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex +30.931
20 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex +35.014
21 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex +35.289
22 49 Axel PONS Kalex +44.794
23 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex +47.633
24 15 Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter +54.049
25 13 Jasper IWEMA Speed Up +1'10.079
    Not Classified    
  7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 5 Laps
  95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 5 Laps
  96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 7 Laps
  88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 11 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  66 Florian ALT Suter 0 Lap
    Not Starting    
  39 Luis SALOM Kalex 0 Lap

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen Moto3 Race Result: Holding Off The Rain

A dry start and no flag-to-flag racing in Moto3 means the race would be stopped to let the riders change to wet tyres for safety reasons if it starts to rain. Would the weather hold off?

Miguel Oliveira led into the first turn and held that for three laps as a group of six riders, Oliveira, Enea Bastianini, Jorge Navarro, Danny Kent, Fabio Quartararo and Efren Vazquez, started to clump together, Vazquez crashed out on the third lap and was replaced by a hard charging Romano Fenati and joined by Brad Binder.

Quartararo took the lead briefly, but Oliviera took it back and held on until Fenati made it through the leading crowd to the front to lead over the line as lap seven started. The front seven were over three seconds clear of eighth place and the gap kept increasing.

Danny Kent took his turn at the front but couldn't hold Enea Bastianini off for long. Then, four riders abreast, Miguel Oliveira took the lead back.

On lap 12, Francesco Bagnaia lots the front a little into turn one and forced his teammate Juanfran Guevara into Maria Herrara, causing the pair to crash out as Bagnaia escaped unscathed.

Bastianini led for a lap before Fenati took it back as the front seven swapped places, Brad Binder being the only constant at the back. After a few more lead changes, Jorge Navarro finally took his turn at the lead, the sixth rider to lead over the line, and he held it until the last lap.

Oliveira led at the beginning of the opening lap but it was all change as the top seven riders jostled for position, Quartararo leading before the last section with Kent up to second, but Oliveira knew his position, having taken second from Kent, was the best to go for the win and he passed Quartararo over the line with Kent in third.

Niklas Ajo entered the last chicane but lost control of his bike and was thrown out of the saddle. He held on to the handlebars and wrestled the bike across gravel and grass on his knees and somehow wrangled his KTM over the line with both knees grinding leather on tarmac and wearing a hole on the toe of his left boot.

Danny Kent increases his lead to fifty-seven points, but Oliveira closed up to within six points of second-placed Bastianini. 

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 37'54.427
2 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Honda +0.066
3 52 Danny KENT Honda +0.117
4 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda +0.179
5 5 Romano FENATI KTM +0.252
6 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda +0.526
7 41 Brad BINDER KTM +0.540
8 98 Karel HANIKA KTM +21.406
9 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda +21.472
10 17 John MCPHEE Honda +21.663
11 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra +21.693
12 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM +21.723
13 11 Livio LOI Honda +22.024
14 76 Hiroki ONO Honda +22.204
15 65 Philipp OETTL KTM +22.596
16 95 Jules DANILO Honda +22.666
17 31 Niklas AJO KTM +25.494
18 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra +27.271
19 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra +27.386
20 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM +33.963
21 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra +34.768
22 29 Stefano MANZI Mahindra +38.741
23 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM +51.803
24 12 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra +52.214
25 91 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM +53.616
26 2 Remy GARDNER Mahindra +1'38.917
27 25 Jorel BOERBOOM Kalex KTM 1 Lap
28 86 Kevin HANUS Honda 1 Lap
    Not Classified    
  55 Andrea LOCATELLI Honda 1 Lap
  6 Maria HERRERA Husqvarna 10 Laps
  58 Juanfran GUEVARA Mahindra 10 Laps
  32 Isaac VIÑALES Husqvarna 11 Laps
  63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 17 Laps
  10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 17 Laps
  7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 20 Laps
  24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 0 Lap

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen MotoGP Warm Up Result: Marquez Dominates, Pedrosa Crashes

Dani Pedrosa crashed heavily at De Bult. He was taken to the medical center, where he was diagnosed with contusions to his left thumb and finger.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.747    
2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'34.170 0.423 0.423
3 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'34.222 0.475 0.052
4 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'34.310 0.563 0.088
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'34.416 0.669 0.106
6 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'34.423 0.676 0.007
7 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'34.441 0.694 0.018
8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'34.477 0.730 0.036
9 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'34.480 0.733 0.003
10 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'34.657 0.910 0.177
11 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'34.675 0.928 0.018
12 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'34.873 1.126 0.198
13 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'34.987 1.240 0.114
14 6 Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 1'34.989 1.242 0.002
15 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'35.082 1.335 0.093
16 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'35.266 1.519 0.184
17 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'35.272 1.525 0.006
18 76 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1'35.291 1.544 0.019
19 50 Eugene Laverty Honda 1'36.108 2.361 0.817
20 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'36.130 2.383 0.022
21 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'36.153 2.406 0.023
22 15 Alex De Angelis ART 1'36.271 2.524 0.118
23 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'36.286 2.539 0.015
24 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia 1'38.082 4.335 1.796

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen Moto2 Warm Up Result: Zarco Still In Charge

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1'37.499    
2 1 Tito Rabat Kalex 1'37.829 0.330 0.330
3 3 Simone Corsi Kalex 1'37.952 0.453 0.123
4 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1'38.044 0.545 0.092
5 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1'38.065 0.566 0.021
6 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1'38.070 0.571 0.005
7 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'38.105 0.606 0.035
8 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'38.227 0.728 0.122
9 77 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 1'38.329 0.830 0.102
10 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'38.331 0.832 0.002
11 40 Alex Rins Kalex 1'38.357 0.858 0.026
12 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1'38.409 0.910 0.052
13 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1'38.574 1.075 0.165
14 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'38.583 1.084 0.009
15 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'38.586 1.087 0.003
16 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1'38.649 1.150 0.063
17 88 Ricard Cardus Tech 3 1'38.684 1.185 0.035
18 36 Mika Kallio Kalex 1'38.688 1.189 0.004
19 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'38.694 1.195 0.006
20 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'38.728 1.229 0.034
21 4 Randy Krummenacher Kalex 1'38.844 1.345 0.116
22 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1'38.897 1.398 0.053
23 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1'39.011 1.512 0.114
24 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 1'39.591 2.092 0.580
25 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1'39.674 2.175 0.083
26 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'39.973 2.474 0.299
27 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1'40.149 2.650 0.176
28 66 Florian Alt Suter 1'40.235 2.736 0.086
29 13 Jasper Iwema Speed Up 1'40.769 3.270 0.534
30 15 Ratthapark Wilairot Suter 1'40.881 3.382 0.112
31 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 1'41.425 3.926 0.544
Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen Moto3 Warm Up Result: Kent Keeps Control

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 52 Danny Kent Honda 1'42.080    
2 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'42.398 0.318 0.318
3 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'42.572 0.492 0.174
4 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1'42.586 0.506 0.014
5 7 Efren Vazquez Honda 1'42.652 0.572 0.066
6 20 Fabio Quartararo Honda 1'42.803 0.723 0.151
7 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'42.842 0.762 0.039
8 98 Karel Hanika KTM 1'42.880 0.800 0.038
9 6 Maria Herrera Husqvarna 1'42.894 0.814 0.014
10 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'42.907 0.827 0.013
11 32 Isaac Viñales Husqvarna 1'43.022 0.942 0.115
12 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'43.060 0.980 0.038
13 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 1'43.250 1.170 0.190
14 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1'43.258 1.178 0.008
15 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'43.298 1.218 0.040
16 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'43.299 1.219 0.001
17 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1'43.356 1.276 0.057
18 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'43.380 1.300 0.024
19 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'43.389 1.309 0.009
20 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 1'43.398 1.318 0.009
21 29 Stefano Manzi Mahindra 1'43.405 1.325 0.007
22 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 1'43.417 1.337 0.012
23 55 Andrea Locatelli Honda 1'43.470 1.390 0.053
24 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 1'43.535 1.455 0.065
25 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 1'43.647 1.567 0.112
26 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 1'43.649 1.569 0.002
27 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'43.706 1.626 0.057
28 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'43.710 1.630 0.004
29 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'43.990 1.910 0.280
30 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'44.057 1.977 0.067
31 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'44.284 2.204 0.227
32 12 Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 1'44.548 2.468 0.264
33 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1'45.378 3.298 0.830
34 25 Jorel Boerboom Kalex KTM 1'46.905 4.825 1.527
35 86 Kevin Hanus Honda 1'47.075 4.995 0.170
  63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM      
Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Lap Record After Lacklustre Session

Tito Rabat, current Moto2 world champion, went into the session having gone two tenths of a second quicker than anyone else, with only Xavier Simeon and Johann Zarco within half a second. Conditions were dry and clear.

Rabat set an early benchmark time on the Kalex but championship leader Zarco beat it with the quickest time of the weekend so far, ten minutes into the session. Rabat hit back with a 1'36.887, chopping a third of a second off Zarco's time and beating Marc Marquez's 1'37.133 record from 2012. Simone Corsi crashed out fifteen minutes in, walking away from his bike after watching it trying it's damnedest to undress itself in the gravel. He had the fourth quickest lap behind Sam Lowes's third place but would need a new bike to improve on that.

Twenty minutes in, Rabat lifted the bar once more to a 1'36.818 then a 1'36.633, looking unassailable. Then, Zarco assailed, getting within two hundredths of a second one lap then beating it by over a quarter of a second with a 1'36.346. Sam Lowes in third place was over a second behind as Johann Zarco and Tito Rabat made it clear that they were going to be the only men in with a shout of pole position.

With ten minutes left, the jostling for position and hunting for clear track started, with riders leaving the track to let others past, looking for empty tarmac. Sam Lowes improved his time to within a second of Johann Zarco, but he was still third with Simone Corsi's early time still holding station in fourth. Lowes then sliced another couple of tenths off as Alex Marquez crashed out at speed. Another fast lap from Lowes cemented his third place and Corsi somehow retained his fourth place as charges from Jonas Folger and Xavi Simeon couldn't knock him off.

Johann Zarco surprised with his first place ahead of the dominant Tito Rabat and Sam Lowes took the last place on the front row over half a second behind.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'36.346    
2 1 Tito RABAT Kalex 1'36.633 0.287 0.287
3 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'36.878 0.532 0.245
4 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'37.393 1.047 0.515
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'37.434 1.088 0.041
6 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'37.509 1.163 0.075
7 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'37.543 1.197 0.034
8 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'37.585 1.239 0.042
9 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'37.591 1.245 0.006
10 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'37.598 1.252 0.007
11 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'37.604 1.258 0.006
12 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'37.632 1.286 0.028
13 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'37.638 1.292 0.006
14 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'37.650 1.304 0.012
15 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'37.717 1.371 0.067
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 1'37.764 1.418 0.047
17 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'37.790 1.444 0.026
18 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex 1'38.042 1.696 0.252
19 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'38.104 1.758 0.062
20 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'38.142 1.796 0.038
21 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'38.175 1.829 0.033
22 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 1'38.222 1.876 0.047
23 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'38.262 1.916 0.040
24 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 1'38.551 2.205 0.289
25 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'38.997 2.651 0.446
26 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'39.019 2.673 0.022
27 15 Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter 1'39.169 2.823 0.150
28 66 Florian ALT Suter 1'39.273 2.927 0.104
29 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.298 2.952 0.025
30 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'39.991 3.645 0.693
31 13 Jasper IWEMA Speed Up 1'40.717 4.371 0.726

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result: Determination Makes The Difference

Results and summary of qualifying practice at Assen:

Valentino Rossi has taken a surprise pole in qualifying at Assen. The Movistar Yamaha has been fast throughout every session of practice, but has struggled ever since the new qualifying format was introduced. He found his feet immediately in Q2, being fastest through the first three sectors, then on his second run, the Italian set a pace no one else was capable of following. Rossi took pole with a margin of nearly a quarter of a second. It was his first pole position since Valencia 2014, but the one previous to that was back in 2010.

Aleix Espargaro had looked like making it two poles in a row, the Suzuki working very well round Assen with the soft tire, but he ended up being bumped down to 2nd. He just squeaked ahead of Marc Marquez, the Repsol Honda rider finding a way to ride around the problems of the RC213V, and threatening to take pole here before being knocked down the order. 

Dani Pedrosa will head up the second row, the Spaniard just a tenth of a second off the pace of his Repsol Honda teammate. Pedrosa leads a very tight group: less than a tenth of a second separates Pedrosa in 4th from Andrea Dovizioso in 10th. Jorge Lorenzo ended up swapping fortunes with his Movistar Yamaha teammate: the Spaniard will start from the middle of the third row in 8th.

The pace of qualifying was blistering. All 12 riders qualified under Casey Stoner's pole record from 2012, and under Marc Marquez' fastest lap from 2014.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'32.627    
2 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'32.858 0.231 0.231
3 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'32.886 0.259 0.028
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'32.987 0.360 0.101
5 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'33.013 0.386 0.026
6 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'33.016 0.389 0.003
7 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'33.028 0.401 0.012
8 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'33.042 0.415 0.014
9 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'33.076 0.449 0.034
10 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'33.112 0.485 0.036
11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'33.126 0.499 0.014
12 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'33.236 0.609 0.110
Q1 results
Q2 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'33.380    
Q2 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'33.503 0.123 0.123
13 6 Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 1'33.789 0.409 0.286
14 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'33.875 0.495 0.086
15 76 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1'33.999 0.619 0.124
16 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'34.071 0.691 0.072
17 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'34.223 0.843 0.152
18 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'34.289 0.909 0.066
19 50 Eugene Laverty Honda 1'34.428 1.048 0.139
20 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'34.645 1.265 0.217
21 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'34.736 1.356 0.091
22 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'34.972 1.592 0.236
23 15 Alex De Angelis ART 1'35.189 1.809 0.217
24 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia 1'36.376 2.996 1.187

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Lays Down Strong Pace

Marc Marquez has topped the final session of free practice for the MotoGP class, laying down an impressive pace to lead the way. The Repsol Honda rider ended in front of two Movistar Yamaha riders, Valentino Rossi taking 2nd, while Jorge Lorenzo finished in 3rd. Both men had good pace, but it was Lorenzo's which looked closer to the run of 1'33s which Marquez put down.

Dani Pedrosa was two tenths behind Lorenzo, and four tenths behind his teammate, while Cal Crutchlow came home in 5th, two tenths behind Pedrosa. Aleix Espargaro was the first of the Suzukis, just behind Crutchlow and just ahead of the Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso and the Tech 3 Yamaha of Bradley Smith.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.387    
2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'33.540 0.153 0.153
3 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'33.592 0.205 0.052
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'33.801 0.414 0.209
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'33.988 0.601 0.187
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'34.046 0.659 0.058
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'34.081 0.694 0.035
8 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'34.133 0.746 0.052
9 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'34.264 0.877 0.131
10 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'34.313 0.926 0.049
11 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'34.417 1.030 0.104
12 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'34.457 1.070 0.040
13 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'34.613 1.226 0.156
14 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'34.670 1.283 0.057
15 6 Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 1'34.690 1.303 0.020
16 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'35.307 1.920 0.617
17 50 Eugene Laverty Honda 1'35.390 2.003 0.083
18 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'35.457 2.070 0.067
19 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'35.494 2.107 0.037
20 76 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1'35.685 2.298 0.191
21 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'35.757 2.370 0.072
22 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'35.807 2.420 0.050
23 15 Alex De Angelis ART 1'36.597 3.210 0.790
24 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia 1'36.608 3.221 0.011

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen Moto3 Qualifying Practice Result: Fast Track Throws Up Surprises In Qualifying

Results of qualifying for Moto3 at Assen:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'41.283    
2 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'41.618 0.335 0.335
3 98 Karel Hanika KTM 1'41.683 0.400 0.065
4 52 Danny Kent Honda 1'41.699 0.416 0.016
5 32 Isaac Viñales Husqvarna 1'41.794 0.511 0.095
6 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'41.805 0.522 0.011
7 20 Fabio Quartararo Honda 1'41.811 0.528 0.006
8 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1'41.846 0.563 0.035
9 7 Efren Vazquez Honda 1'41.980 0.697 0.134
10 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'42.202 0.919 0.222
11 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'42.278 0.995 0.076
12 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'42.325 1.042 0.047
13 6 Maria Herrera Husqvarna 1'42.339 1.056 0.014
14 55 Andrea Locatelli Honda 1'42.345 1.062 0.006
15 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1'42.371 1.088 0.026
16 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 1'42.397 1.114 0.026
17 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'42.413 1.130 0.016
18 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 1'42.442 1.159 0.029
19 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'42.445 1.162 0.003
20 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'42.462 1.179 0.017
21 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 1'42.528 1.245 0.066
22 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'42.675 1.392 0.147
23 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'42.743 1.460 0.068
24 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 1'42.803 1.520 0.060
25 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1'43.016 1.733 0.213
26 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 1'43.128 1.845 0.112
27 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'43.257 1.974 0.129
28 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'43.262 1.979 0.005
29 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'43.397 2.114 0.135
30 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 1'43.438 2.155 0.041
31 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 1'43.665 2.382 0.227
32 29 Stefano Manzi Mahindra 1'43.871 2.588 0.206
33 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1'43.988 2.705 0.117
34 12 Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 1'44.442 3.159 0.454
35 25 Jorel Boerboom Kalex KTM 1'46.694 5.411 2.252
36 86 Kevin Hanus Honda 1'46.710 5.427 0.016

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

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