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  1. Stoner wins Assen MotoGP as Lorenzo crashes

    Stoner wins Assen MotoGP as Lorenzo crashes

    Casey Stoner won the Assen MotoGP to draw level with Jorge Lorenzo at the top of the MotoGP standings after the Spanish star crashed. More

Race standings

P. Driver Team Time
1 Casey Stoner 41:19.855
2 Dani Pedrosa +04.965
3 Andrea Dovizioso +11.994
4 Ben Spies +14.775
5 Cal Crutchlow +22.074
6 Nicky Hayden +31.660
7 Hector Barbera +59.107
8 Randy de Puniet +01:04.441
9 Michele Pirro +01:06.980
10 Mattia Pasini +01:25.087
11 Danilo Petrucci +01:32.103
12 Ivan Silva +01:33.797
13 Valentino Rossi
14 James Ellison
15 Aleix Espargaro DNF
16 Colin Edwards DNF
17 Yonny Hernandez DNF
18 Stefan Bradl DNF
19 Jorge Lorenzo DNF
20 Alvaro Bautista DNF
21 Karel Abraham DNS

Live Commentary

  1. - Stoner sportingly expresses his regret that Lorenzo crashed out. Thank you for joining me for the race today. FOLLOW JON SYMCOX ON TWITTER

  2. - Lorenzo will be livid at the crash which ended his race. And saw Casey draw level in the standings. Riders' table

  3. 0' Hayden sixth followed by Barbera, De Puniet, Michele Pirro, Mattia Pasini, Danilo Petrucci, Ivan Silva, Rossi and Ellison. Vale passed the Briton on the line by two-thousandths of a second - great desire from the Italian.

  4. 0' Dovizioso completes the podium from Spies. Crutchlow fifth, seven seconds back.

  5. 0' Pedrosa crosses the line for second.


  7. 1' Dovizioso through past Spies and they begin the final lap! The American took the lead on the first lap last year and led all the way to the chequered flag for his first MotoGP victory. He begins the chase.

  8. 2' The gap from Stoner to Pedrosa now over three seconds and barring a mistake, the Australian will win.

  9. 3' The order: 1.Stoner 2. Pedrosa 3.Spies 4.Dovizioso 5.Crutchlow 6.Hayden 7.Barbera 8.De Puniet 9.Pirro 10.Pasini

  10. 4' Lorenzo's run of three GP wins has come to an end, anyway. It would have been the first time he had managed four wins in a row, had he triumphed. CALENDAR AND RESULTS

  11. 5' We are getting to the crucial stages now. Can Stoner end that run of eight Spanish victories in all classes? WATCH LIVE ON THE EUROSPORT PLAYER

  12. 6' Spies and Dovizioso still fighting it out for third. The other main battle is Hayden and Barbera for sixth.

  13. 7' Rossi is now back in last place. And some way behind Ellison.

  14. 8' Stoner pulls out a one-second gap at the front. Pedrosa lapped two seconds slower on the last one...

  15. 9' AND STONER CARVES HIS WAY PAST PEDROSA FOR THE LEAD! That was a risky manoeuvre.

  16. 10' Rossi in for a rear tyre change! Disaster for the eight-times world champion.

  17. 11' Crutchlow now up to fifth as he passes Hayden. Great work from the Briton, who raced superbikes at Assen in 2010 – he finished 8th in race one and retired from race two.

  18. 12' Rossi passed by Cal - and Barbera is also through! Does the Italian star have a problem?

  19. 13' Spies is back ahead of Dovi. Great battles going on everywhere. The incident between Lorenzo and Bautista is being investigated - as one might have predicted.

  20. 14' Crutchlow overtakes Barbera for seventh spot and is looking at Rossi...

  21. 15' Pedrosa has had three podium finishes at Assen. Earlier, Marc Marquez pulled clear of his Moto2 title rivals by beating Andrea Iannone to victory on a day when both Thomas Luthi and Pol Espargaro crashed out. MARQUEZ WINS AS RIVALS CRASH

  22. 16' Briton James Ellison seven seconds adrift at the back on the CRT Paul Bird bike. The Repsol Hondas still locked in battle. WATCH LIVE ON EUROSPORT PLAYER

  23. 17' Rossi is passed by the first of them, Ducati team-mate Nicky Hayden. Hector Barbera and Cal Crutchlow follow them.

  24. 18' Those Yamahas are in their own battle, while five seconds back Rossi's Ducati leads a train of three other bikes.

  25. 19' The Hondas are pulling away again while Tech 3's Dovizioso has overtaken factory man Spies.

  26. 20' Yonny Hernandez crashes out on the Avintia Blusens. HAVE YOUR SAY ON TWITTER!

  27. 21' The front two were clear but Spies on the factory Yamaha is now closing on the Hondas.

  28. 22' Bautista keeping his helmet on in the garage. If Stoner wins, he will draw level with Lorenzo's 140 points.

  29. 23' Bautista slid across the track and took out Lorenzo completely from behind. Absolutely nothing the 2010 world champion could have done about that. No change in the front order.

  30. 24' Bradl crashes out from fifth on the LCR Honda! That puts Valentino Rossi up to fifth.

  31. 25' Nicky Hayden went off-track, but rejoined and crossed the line at the end of the opening lap in eighth spot.

  32. 25' What a blow for Lorenzo, who was odds-on for this race. Still awaiting a replay to see what happened.

  33. 26' Dani Pedrosa away well to lead from Honda team-mate Stoner, Ben Spies, Andrea Dovizioso and Stefan Bradl.


  35. 26' OFF WE GO!

  36. 13:59 The warm-up lap under way.

  37. 13:55 Stoner has finished on the podium for the last five years at Assen while Lorenzo won the MotoGP race at the Dutch TT in 2010 and also had three wins at Assen in the smaller classes: the 125cc race in 2004 and the 250cc races in 2006 & 2007.

  38. 13:50 Jorge Lorenzo leads Stoner by some margin in the World Championship, with Pedrosa third. STANDINGS

  39. 13:45 Maverick Vinales stretched his Moto3 championship lead by taking his third consecutive victory in a ferocious race at Assen. VINALES WINS EPIC AT ASSEN

  40. 13:40 Today's race is LIVE on British Eurosport 2 while you can also watch on the Eurosport Player. CLICK HERE FOR PLAYER

  41. 13:35 Stoner took a sensational pole ahead of Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa as the MotoGP field dodged the rain showers. STONER GRABS ASSEN POLE

  42. 13:30 Casey Stoner starts on pole for the Dutch TT at Assen while Jorge Lorenzo looks to make it nine straight wins for Spaniards in GP races.

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