MotoGP: Hat-Trick Win at Dutch TT

06/27/2010 @ 3:08 am, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

From the land of windmills, awkward late night television commercials, and mayonnaise covered French fries, comes MotoGP action at Assen. The only MotoGP race to start on Saturday instead of Sunday, Holland played host to its 80th Dutch TT this weekend. Assen saw a few riders making progress on their season, despite only 15 bikes taking to the grid. Check after the jump for race spoilers.

Taking a “hat-trick” win at Assen was Jorge Lorenzo, who has become only the 7th rider in the event’s 80 year history to win the Dutch TT in three or more classes. Sitting on the pole, Lorenzo lead into the first corner and never looked back. He was challenged early on by Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner, but the pair soon lost touch with the Spaniard as their softer tires lost their early race advantage. Pedrosa and Stoner would maintain their finishing order. Despite some close racing by the pair, Pedrosa finally got the better of Stoner as the Australian rider suffered from hand fatigue.

Having a horrible start, Randy de Puniet fell rapidly from his 2nd position starting point, back to 9th by the first turn. This surely was a disappointment to French racing fans, as de Puniet has struggled to capitalize on his impressive qualifying positions this year. The Frenchman would regain some ground though and finish 6th for the day after battling with Andrea Dovizioso and Ben Spies. Spies would go on to finish an impressive 4th place, while Dovi beat de Puniet in a great battle for 5th.

Lorenzo now takes a 47 point lead in the MotoGP Championship, which means the Spanish rider can sit out two races, and still maintain his #1 position. MotoGP racing continues next weekend in Barcelona for the Catalan GP.

Race Results from MotoGP at the Dutch TT:

199Jorge LORENZOYAMAHA41’18.629
226Dani PEDROSAHONDA41’21.5642.935
327Casey STONERDUCATI41’25.6517.022
411Ben SPIESYAMAHA41’31.89413.265
54Andrea DOVIZIOSOHONDA41’33.95215.323
614Randy DE PUNIETHONDA41’34.40115.772
769Nicky HAYDENDUCATI41’44.49625.867
85Colin EDWARDSYAMAHA41’47.62028.991
958Marco SIMONCELLIHONDA41’54.28735.658
1041Aleix ESPARGARODUCATI41’54.46635.837
1136Mika KALLIODUCATI42’15.39856.769
1240Hector BARBERADUCATI42’15.51956.890
1365Loris CAPIROSSISUZUKI42’19.2441’00.615
1419Alvaro BAUTISTASUZUKI42’26.7031’08.074
1564Kousuke AKIYOSHIHONDA41’42.0191 Lap
  • Peter

    With results like this continuing, I wonder if even Rossi would have been able to keep up with Lorenzo. I’m starting to think that Lorenzo, even though I hate him, will certainly have earned his championship if he continues with this kind of performance.

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  • Steve

    I can’t decide who I dislike more, Whore Gay or Pedrosa. Arrogant spoiled little boys. Well at least Whore Gay didn’t knock his team mate down while he was fighting for the world title with some stupid bonehead pass on the inside that he had no chance of making. Sorry to be negitive, but they really irritate me. Ahhhh…I feel better now, how bout you Nicky?