The championship changed after the Dutch GP. The cathedral is always special and gives us some great shows at MotoGP, and this season is giving us a closer battle for the World Championship. After the crash of Viñales in Assen, everything changed and we will need the popcorn.
Johann Zarco, who achieved his first pole position was leading half of the race while he was followed by Marquez, Rossi and Petrucci. The Italian rider of Yamaha used the power of his M1 to overtake the Spaniard and after that the French rider of Tech3, but Zarco didn’t want to let the 46 to win and tried to overtake him but he touched the Italian and lost a few positions. The battle for the victory was now between Rossi and Marquez.
The championship leader, who started under the top 10, could reach the top positions and when he was fifth and was starting to catch the top 4 riders, he crashed and received his second 0 of the season, making the championship even closer between him, Marquez and Dovizioso.
On the final 10 laps Petrucci was coming fast and overtook Marquez, meanwhile Rossi was putting some space between him and the Pramac rider. If we wanted more show, rain appeared on the last laps and Petrucci started to get closer to Rossi while the white flag was waved on the track. The battle for the victory become really interesting between Rossi, Petrucci and Dovizioso, having a battle between the last two, but Petrucci started to fight Rossi for the victory on the last laps.
Cal Crutchlow who made the final laps with an awesome pace, overtook Dovizioso and Marquez, but the Spaniard didn’t want to lose the podium and started a fight with the British rider for the third position.
Valentino Rossi finally won the Dutch GP after 1 year without winning in MotoGP with Danilo Petrucci 2nd and Marc Marquez 3rd. The top 10 was completed with Crutchlow, Dovizioso, Miller, Abraham, Baz, Iannone and Aleix.
The next round of the championship will be in Germany next week where we’re going to enjoy the next battle for one of the closest championships. Stay tuned for more updates.