The 6th race of the MotoGP series comes to Assen, The Netherlands, a track that is 2.822 miles in length and is comprised of 12 right corners and 6 left hand corners.
With Rossi still out of commission, Lorenzo took pole position. I almost immediately figured that Lorenzo would take off from the start and never look back, making any excitement in racing for the positions downwind of the “Mighty” Lorenzo.
With a great start from Lorenzo, he took the lead from the first corner. De Puniet starting second on the grid had a horrible start with a wheelie and feel to the back of the pack. Pedrosa had a great start and jumped out into third position. But the most exciting start, for me, was that Spies jumped into second place! That, however, was short lived and Pedrosa passed Spies and then Stoner followed in suit.
Lorenzo after just two laps had over a second lead to Pedrosa and it began to look like a replay of the “Mighty” Lorenzo. However, Pedrosa was tearing up the track and closed the gap. Stoner followed along and it was a tight and exciting battle for the lead.
The most exciting racing was the battle for 5th with De Puniet and Dovitzioso. De Puniet showed an amazing demonstration of will power and hunger for competition throughout the last several laps, with his tires spent, pushing his bike to the limit. Dovitzioso and De Puniet swapped positions multiples times with Dovoitzioso eventually taking the position.
Very fun race!