The Wild One: Marquez Goes Eight In A Row At Assen
with gutsy wet/dry/wet win
by staff
Saturday, June 28, 2014

1Marc MarquezRepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V
2Andrea DoviziosoDucati TeamDucati GP14
3Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V
4Aleix EspargaroNGM Mobile Forward RacingForward Yamaha
5Valentino RossiYamaha Factory RacingYamaha M1
6Andrea IannonePramac RacingDucati
7Alvaro BautistaGo&Fun Honda GresiniHonda RC213V
8Bradley SmithMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha M1
9Cal CrutchlowDucati TeamDucati GP14
10Stefan BradlLCR HondaHonda RC213V
11Broc ParkesPBMPBM
12Scott ReddingGo&Fun Honda GresiniHonda RCV1000R
13Jorge LorenzoYamaha Factory RacingYamaha M1
14Karel AbrahamCardion AB MotoracingHonda RCV1000R
15Danilo PetrucciCame Iodaracing ProjectART
16Hiroshi AoyamaDrive M7 AsparHonda RCV1000R
17Nicky HaydenDrive M7 AsparHonda RCV1000R
18Hector BarberaAvintia RacingAvintia
19Yonny HernandezEnergy Ti Pramac RacingDucati
20Mike Di MeglioAvintia RacingAvintia

An incredibly dramatic race.

For a brief moment when the leaders swapped to different bikes, Nick Hayden was in second place. Small victories ...

The race began being declared wet and under drama as some riders opted for slicks. Pit stops for bikes with slicks began shortly after the start. Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso led the majority of the race. He was then hunted down and passed by Marquez who won his eighth successive race of the season.

Rossi originally started the warm up lap on slicks but switched wet tires, then switched back to slicks.

Lorenzo looked out of sorts after switching bikes and finished in thirteenth.

Pol Espargaro crashed twice and retired from the race. Colin Edwards II had to change bikes at least twice and maybe three times during the race.

Marquez's margin of victory was nearly seven seconds and he crossed the finish line doing a simulated breast stroke while balancing his chest on the Honda's tank.

The last rider to go eight wins in a row in the premier class was Giacomo Agostini in 1971.

Friend of Soup Ant West, a renown rain rider, won the Moto2 race in wet conditions.


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