Race – Report and results of the Dutch GP 2019 (Viñales winner) –


2019 Dutch GP report and results (Viñales winner)

Race - Report and results of the Dutch GP 2019 (Viñales winner) -

Maverick Viñales returns to victory at the 2019 Dutch GP for the first time since the Australian GP, ​​after nine unsuccessful races on his official Yamaha. Championship leader Marc Marquez and poleman Fabio Quartararo complete the podium, while Valentino Rossi records his third consecutive white result…

Summary and ranking

Bittersweet assessment for Yamaha at Assen: satisfaction thanks to the victory of Viñales – the first of an M1 since the end of October – and the second consecutive podium of Fabio Quartararo! Regrets at the crash of Valentino Rossi, who fell 22 laps from the finish after colliding with Takaaki Nakagami’s Honda…

  • GP of the Netherlands : 
  • MNC special file :

The "Doctor", struggling all weekend and only qualifying 14th, fell just after overtaking the Japanese rider: the two bikes got caught up and crashed at high speed in turn 8. And to think that his last success was signed on this same circuit, exactly two years ago… 

Obviously disappointed, Rossi immediately went to the side of the n ° 30 to inquire about his state of health, while digesting the consequences of this third white result in a row after his fall at the Italian GP and the "Loren -Strike "of the Catalan GP…

The n ° 46 is not the only one to harbor regrets about his Dutch performance: Alex Rins also finished the race on his stomach, while he had attacked this eighth round with a bit of a bite to his teeth with a superb holeshot in front of Joan Mir , Maverick Viñales and Fabio Quartararo, hampered by the No.12 in the first sequence.

Note that Fabio and "Mack" set off on medium tires at the front and hard at the rear, while Marc Marquez who follows them takes the risk of soft at the rear: the defending champion is aware of to be for once dominated by the M1s on this circuit and make this pneumatic bet to keep up the pace at the start of the race…

"My goal was to finish on the podium, and for that I had to stay in contact from the first laps because I knew that the Yamaha had something more this weekend", explains the n ° 93, for whom the advantage of the M1s was mainly expressed in terms of additional grip in fast curves.

Yamaha takes control of Assen

As expected by the Honda official, the M1s quickly impressed a high pace at first through the excellent Fabio Quartararo who took matters into his own hands on his private Yamaha after the fall of Rins! The Frenchman was dazzling, especially when he overtook the Suzuki of Joan Mir – short leader after the fall of his teammate – with at least 10 km / h better on the rope !

Race - Report and results of the Dutch GP 2019 (Viñales winner) -

The battle then rages between Quartararo, Marquez and Viñales, the "blue" managing to stand up to his experienced rivals until 12 laps from the finish! Marquez himself will have to do violence to dislodge him from first place 16 laps from the finish, before being passed by n ° 20 following a gap: the champion under pressure from the beginner !

"El Diablo" is determined to stay in control, despite the impressive movements of its front end during some re-accelerations! His resistance would crumble, however, 4 laps later, when Maverick Viñales rang the charge after having passed Marquez in an authoritarian manner..

The n ° 12 settles in the wake of the race, while Fabio Quartararo must also give in to Marc Marquez. The French seem to blame the blow, while Viñales and Marquez kept some in reserve to raise the tone ten laps from the finish. The two Spaniards immediately stick a second to the tricolor beginner…

Quartararo at the end of the pain, abandonment for Zarco 

Viñales managed to keep the upper hand over Marquez up to the checkered flag, despite a small mistake that saw him briefly cede the leadership to Marquez. But the Spaniard regained his place immediately, showing the No.93 all his determination to win for the first time since the 2018 Australian GP !

"Mack" won ahead of Honda Marc Marquez and Yamaha Petronas from Quartararo, who was visually tested physically at the finish line. The young man from Nice immediately places the ice on his left wrist, freshly opened to operate for compartment syndrome.

Disappointment on the other hand for his compatriot Johann Zarco, who suddenly returned to the pits and gave up … Infuriating because the second French MotoGP rider had a solid start to the race, climbing up to the Top 10 while he was started 18th! Was Johann the victim of a technical or tire problem on his official KTM (he started in medium and hard) ?

"We haven’t found anything wrong with his bike so far: it seems to be working normally," the official KTM team boss told our colleagues at Speedweek. "Johann says the bike was so difficult to ride he preferred to ride in," comments Mike Leitner with barely concealed hint of annoyance….

The point (s) in the championship 

The correct operation in the championship is carried out by Marc Marquez: the Honda official is certainly sandwiched by two Yamaha on the podium, but Viñales and Quartararo are not threatening for the title since they were a hundred points behind when they arrived. in the "Cathedral of Assen".

His first rival in the provisional, Andrea Dovizioso, saw his delay over Marquez drop from 37 to 44 points (160 against 116 pts) following the Ducati rider‘s fourth place. Suffice to say that the defending champion makes the "break" before the German GP next week, on a circuit where he is undefeated since his arrival in MotoGP in 2013 !

"DesmoDovi" was in reality never able to mingle with the leading group, despite its excellent top speed of 309 km / h without suction phenomenon. Consider that Quartararo peaked at 300km km / h under the same conditions! Almost 10 km / h difference between the GP19 and the M1 "private-500-rpm".

The Italian, however, managed to limit the damage by finishing 14.147 seconds behind the winner, after having been dominated by Joan Mir who was fighting very hard for 4th position on the second GSX-RR. But a small mistake by the Spaniard in the last lap will eventually cause him to drop to 8th place.

Suzuki can also regret the fall at the start of the race of its star driver, Alex Rins: the n ° 42 not only loses a fairly solid opportunity to win, but he also fell from 3rd to 4th place in the provisional. Rins passes behind Petrucci, author of a discreet race in Assen which he finishes 6th behind Morbidelli.

Rossi threatened in the championship by Quartararo !

Valentino Rossi retains fifth place in the championship, despite his third "bubble" in as many races: a worrying situation rarely encountered by the nine-time world champion, except because of injuries. As incredible as it may seem, the n ° 46 finds himself followed by … Fabio Quartararo, who starts in MotoGP with 20 years younger than the Italian !

Only five points currently separate the two Yamaha: 72 units for Rossi against 67 for Fabio, whose counter climbs quickly with this second consecutive podium after his 2nd place in Catalonia. Three poles and already two podiums in eight races: respect, the "blue" !

Maverick Viñales completed a Yamaha tuck shot in 7th place with 65 points: enough to encourage him to persevere, so circumstances have not spared him since the start of the season. Hit by Morbidelli in Argentina, then Bagnaia in France, "Mack" was also pushed into the background by Lorenzo during the previous race.

Three white results for which he is not responsible, but which costs him dearly: Viñales already has 95 points over Marquez, almost four wins in advance for the defending champion. At this stage, the n ° 12 is no longer a credible candidate for the title: Yamaha consoles itself by joining Ducati, Honda and Suzuki as the victorious constructors this season..

  • MNC of June 28: 

Note Lorenzo’s 15th place in the provisional, just ahead of Iannone and Zarco. The Mallorcan, will continue to lose points next Sunday at the Sachsenring as his two fractured vertebrae keep him away from his Honda until the Czech Republic GP scheduled for August 4. HRC plans to replace him at German GP with test driver Stefan Bradl.

2019 Dutch MotoGP Grand Prix Results

  1. Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 40’55.415
  2. Marc MARQUEZ Honda +4.854
  3. Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha +9.738
  4. Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati +14.147
  5. Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha +14.467
  6. Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati +14.794
  7. Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda +18.361
  8. Joan MIR Suzuki +24.268
  9. Jack MILLER Ducati +26.496
  10. Andrea IANNONE Aprilia +26.997
  11. Pol ESPARGARO KTM +28.732
  12. Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia +34.095
  13. Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM +34.181
  14. Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati +34.249
  15. Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM +34.494
  16. Tito FLAP Ducati +48.357
  17. Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1 Tour

Not classified

  • Johann ZARCO KTM 10 Laps
  • Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 22 Tours
  • Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 22 Tours
  • Alex RINS Suzuki 24 Tours

Provisional classification of the 2019 MotoGP championship

  1.  Marc MARQUEZ Honda 160
  2. Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 116
  3. Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 108
  4. Alex RINS Suzuki 101
  5. Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 72
  6. Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 67
  7. Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 65
  8. Jack MILLER Ducati 60
  10. Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 51
  11. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 48
  12. Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 45
  13. Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 31
  14. Joan MIR Suzuki 30
  15. Jorge LORENZO Honda 19
  16. Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 18
  17. Johann ZARCO KTM 16
  18. Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 15
  19. Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 11
  20. Michele PIRRO Ducati 9
  21. Tito FLAP Ducati 9
  22. Stefan BRADL Honda 6
  23. Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki 3
  24. Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 3
  25. Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2

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