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Marc Marquez took a crucial third place at TT Assen that, along with Viñales’s DNF today, reduced his gap from the top of an incredibly close Championship classification to just 11 points, despite currently being in fourth place behind Dovizioso, Viñales and Rossi.

Marc Marquez TT Assen 2017

Changing weather played a tricky role again today, when a light rain started to fall seven laps from the end of the race. Marc managed the situation prudently and, having fought within the top three from the start of the race, in the final two laps held off all the attacks from fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, who was charging from the back.

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The 94th podium of Marc’s career is also the 400th for the Repsol Honda Team.

After starting from row four on the grid, Dani Pedrosa was able to advance to eighth place, lapping on almost the same rhythm as the front riders, but he struggled to keep temperature in the tyres when the rain started and ultimately dropped to 13th position. Nonetheless, his championship position did not suffer greatly, as he now lies in fifth, just 28 points off the top.

The Repsol Honda Team now move to the Sachsenring for round 9 of the Championship next Sunday.

TT Assen 2017 Race Results

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamTime/Gap
1ROSSI Valentino46ITA25Movistar Yamaha MotoGP41’41.149
2PETRUCCI Danilo9ITA20Octo Pramac Racing0.063
3MARQUEZ Marc93SPA16Repsol Honda Team5.201
4CRUTCHLOW Cal35GBR13LCR Honda5.243
5DOVIZIOSO Andrea4ITA11Ducati Team5.327
6MILLER Jack43AUS10Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS23.390
7ABRAHAM Karel17CZE9Pull&Bear Aspar Team36.982
8BAZ Loris76FRA8Reale Avintia Racing37.058
9IANNONE Andrea29ITA7Team Suzuki Ecstar37.166
10ESPARGARO Aleix41SPA6Aprilia Racing Team Gresini1’01.929
11ESPARGARO Pol44SPA5Red Bull KTM Factory Racing1’09.384
12RABAT Tito53SPA4Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS1’10.121
13PEDROSA Dani26SPA3Repsol Honda Team1’10.344
14ZARCO Johann5FRA2Monster Yamaha Tech 31’35.655
15LORENZO Jorge99SPA1Ducati Team1 lap
16BARBERA Hector8SPA0Reale Avintia Racing1 lap
17RINS Alex42SPA0Team Suzuki Ecstar1 lap
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