2014 Assen MotoGP Results

  • 2014-assen-tt-motogp-results 1 Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez
  • 2014-assen-tt-motogp-results 2 Ducati Team's Andrea Dovizioso
  • 2014-assen-tt-motogp-results 3 Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa
  • 2014-assen-tt-motogp-results 4 Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi
  • 2014-assen-tt-motogp-results 5 GO&FUN Honda Gresini's Alvaro Bautista
  • 2014-assen-tt-motogp-results 6 LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl

2014 Assen MotGP Results

Spoiler Alert: 2014 MotoGP results from the Dutch Grand Prix at the Assen TT circuit listed below

Weather had a major impact on round eight of the 2014 MotoGP held Saturday at “The Cathedral” Assen TT circuit.

This affected qualifying, and the top open-class rider so far this season – NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro – capitalized on the wet stuff. He earned the pole Friday ahead of the reigning MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez and his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

The rain continued Saturday ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix, but when it began one rider was against dominate – Marquez. The 21-year-old Spaniard led all 26 laps at Assen, achieving victory ahead of Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso and Pedrosa, respectively.

“I was very nervous before. The conditions are what no one wanted, very dangerous. We started on the right tyres as we knew it would dry. To risk slicks was too dangerous. I made a small mistake after swapping. I was happy with second but then it stared raining a tiny bit. After that I settled into a rhythm and I passed Andrea. It was still very hard, I had to stay 100% concentrated,” Marquez says.

“The team had everything under control which helped me a lot, seeing them calm kept me calm. They were so clever. The slick was too dangerous at the start, this was the key decision. I just concentrated on riding. It was hard going from wet to dry. But I felt better with each lap and I had a high pace throughout. I was able to push hard.”

Marquez and Dovi battled at the beginning of the race, but the Honda RC213V pilot was able to pull away from the Ducati GP14. Marquez eventually took the win by 6.7 seconds. His victory allowed him to match the legendary Giacomo Agostini’s record of winning the first-premier class races in a season (Ago achieved this in 1971).

As for Dovizioso, this was his second podium of the year following a third at Texas’ Circuit of the Americas.

Pedrosa was able to hold off Espargaro for third. The Spaniard Espargaro finished ahead of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi, whose pace quickened in the second half of the race. Why? The nine-time World Champion swapped back from slicks to wets at the start. Rossi started from pit lane on wets, therefore, and recovered considerable ground before and after eventually the swap back to slicks, MotoGP said.

Completing the top 10 were Pramac Racing Ducati’s Andrea Iannone, GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista, Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Bradley Smith, Ducati Team’s Cal Crutchlow and LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl.

Two-time MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo struggled at Assen, finishing 13th. As for the Americans, Drive M7 Aspar’s Nicky Hayden finished 17 as he struggled with his wrist issues, and NGM Forward Racing’s Colin Edwards 22nd.

Broc Parkes (Paul Bird Motorsport) rode superbly to 11th having started from pit lane following a problem on the warm up lap. Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) retired with six laps to go after crashes on slicks and then wet tires.

With his win at round eight of 18, Marquez now has a perfect 200 points. He leads the riders tied in second and third by 72 points, Rossi and Pedrosa. In fourth with 91 points is Dovi, and Lorenzo is in fifth with 81.

The 2014 MotoGP Championship now breaks for two weeks before reaching its halfway point at Sachsenring in Germany.

2014 Assen MotoGP Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 162.8 43’29.954
2 20 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 162.4 +6.714
3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 162.2 +10.791
4 13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 161.6 +19.199
5 11 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 161.2 +25.813
6 10 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 161.0 +29.003
7 9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 160.9 +30.882
8 8 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 160.9 +30.985
9 7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 160.1 +44.031
10 6 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 159.9 +48.662
11 5 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 159.7 +51.863
12 4 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 159.2 +1’00.329
13 3 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 158.9 +1’04.641
14 2 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 158.8 +1’05.980
15 1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 158.1 +1’17.611
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 158.0 +1’19.753
17 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Drive M7 Aspar Honda 157.5 +1’27.630
18 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia 157.5 +1’28.142
19 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 155.9 1 Lap
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 154.9 1 Lap
21 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 151.9 1 Lap
22 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 143.8 3 Laps
Not Classified
44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 147.0 8 Laps

 

2014 MotoGP Championship Point Standings (after eight of 18 rounds):

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 162.8 43’29.954
2 20 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 162.4 +6.714
3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 162.2 +10.791
4 13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 161.6 +19.199
5 11 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 161.2 +25.813
6 10 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 161.0 +29.003
7 9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 160.9 +30.882
8 8 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 160.9 +30.985
9 7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 160.1 +44.031
10 6 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 159.9 +48.662
11 5 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 159.7 +51.863
12 4 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 159.2 +1’00.329
13 3 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 158.9 +1’04.641
14 2 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 158.8 +1’05.980
15 1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 158.1 +1’17.611
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 158.0 +1’19.753
17 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Drive M7 Aspar Honda 157.5 +1’27.630
18 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia 157.5 +1’28.142
19 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 155.9 1 Lap
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 154.9 1 Lap
21 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 151.9 1 Lap
22 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 143.8 3 Laps
Not Classified
44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 147.0 8 Laps

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