MotoE joined the show in Assen for the first time and it was a fine closer over an eventful seven laps. Lukas Tulovic started second but took the lead into turn 1 from poleman Eric Granado, cup leader Alessandro Zaccone and reigning champion Jordi Torres. Behind them, Dominique Aegerter held onto fifth place for a bit but didn’t manage to finish lap 1 as he lost the front at turn 16. While the Swiss rider made a costly mistake, rival Zaccone got ahead of both Granado and Tulovic to lead the way by the end of lap 2. Granado held onto the leader together with Torres, but Tulovic was already losing ground, dropping behind Hikari Okubo and Fermín Aldeguer by lap 4.
Back at the front, Granado made his move for the lead into turn 1 with four laps remaining and immediately stretched a half second gap to Zaccone, who dropped within striking distance of Torres. The Spaniard picked up the chase by the end of that lap but Granado’s gap kept steady, the Brazilian entering the final lap four tenths ahead of Torres and ending it eight tenths ahead, taking a second victory of the season. Instead of attacking for the lead, Torres found himself under attack from Zaccone on the final lap, but the Italian could not make a move stick and a massive moment out of turn 11 made him settle for third, with Torres securing second on the podium. Fun was had behind the podium battle as well, where Matteo Ferrari eventually stretched a gap over a feisty group involving Tulovic, Mattia Casadei and Aldeguer, who maintained that order to the chequered flag. Yonny Hernandez finished eighth but was demoted one position behind Okubo for exceeding track limits on the final lap, while Miquel Pons, who started at the back of the grid, climbed up to 10th.
Zaccone’s advantage in the cup standings was reduced to 7 points by Torres, while victor Granado is 17 points behind. Aegerter rejoined after his early tumble but finished the race last, which also leaves him with a 17-point deficit going into the summer break.