Maverick Vinales takes top spot in Free Practice 2 at Assen, Dutch GP
Assen, Dutch GP started with a bang. However, the arrival of rains in the afternoon meant the tracks were slower than usual. We last saw the track on GP Calendar in 2019, and to date, it was mostly absent due to COVID-19.
The FP2 result saw Maverick Vinales taking the top spot. The German GP champ Marc Marquez was thrown off this bike at 130km/h.
However, what made the champ go off the Repsol is still not clear. We could see the rain playing a spoilsport at the end of the FP2 session, and multiple riders were pushed to race on wet tyres.
A lucky escape for @marcmarquez93 on Friday afternoon at Assen! 😲— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) June 25, 2021
The Spaniard somehow walked away from this vicious highside! 💥#DutchGP 🇳🇱 pic.twitter.com/9kr5yangob
On the other hand, Franco Morbidelli had to stay away from the track due to a knee injury. American Garrett Gerloff replaced him, who stands sixth at the World Superbike championship for GRT Yamaha.
Assen,Dutch GP Free Practice 2 Results
|1||Maverick Viñales||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||SPA||May-14||1’33.241s|
|2||Miguel Oliveira||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||POR||05-Dec||+0.159s|
|3||Fabio Quartararo||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||FRA||Apr-13||+0.250s|
|4||Marc Marquez||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||SPA||04-Apr||+0.319s|
|5||Joan Mir||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||SPA||04-Nov||+0.460s|
|6||Johann Zarco||Pramac Ducati (GP21)||FRA||05-Dec||+0.467s|
|7||Alex Rins||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)||SPA||Jun-15||+0.719s|
|8||Jack Miller||Ducati Team (GP21)||AUS||06-Jul||+0.825s|
|9||Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)||SPA||06-Aug||+0.840s|
|10||Pol Espargaro||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||SPA||05-Sep||+0.855s|
|11||Danilo Petrucci||KTM Tech3 (RC16)||ITA||06-Nov||+0.893s|
|12||Jorge Martin||Pramac Ducati (GP21)*||SPA||May-13||+1.098s|
|13||Alex Marquez||LCR Honda (RC213V)||SPA||Jun-13||+1.117s|
|14||Lorenzo Savadori||Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*||ITA||Apr-14||+1.220s|
|15||Iker Lecuona||KTM Tech3 (RC16)||SPA||05-Dec||+1.298s|
|16||Enea Bastianini||Avintia Ducati (GP19)*||ITA||06-Dec||+1.417s|
|17||Brad Binder||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||RSA||05-Nov||+1.525s|
|18||Valentino Rossi||Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)||ITA||06-Nov||+1.536s|
|19||Francesco Bagnaia||Ducati Team (GP21)||ITA||04-Jul||+1.591s|
|20||Takaaki Nakagami||LCR Honda (RC213V)||JPN||03-Sep||+2.485s|
|21||Garrett Gerloff||Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)||USA||04-Dec||+2.503s|
|22||Luca Marini||Sky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*||ITA||06-Dec||+2.975s|