Jack Miller seals stunning maiden premier class victory in restarted MotoGP race at Assen, Marc Marquez second as Valentino Rossi slides out while leading.
Australia’s Jack Miller became the first satellite rider to win a MotoGP race in 10 years as the Aussie sealed a sensational victory in the rain-affected Dutch TT at Assen.
The race was restarted over 12 laps after being stopped initially on lap 15 due to adverse weather conditions, with heavy rain lashing the circuit.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez sealed second place to extend his lead at the top of the championship after title rival Valentino Rossi slid out of the lead, while Jorge Lorenzo struggled to 10th place.
Marc VDS Honda rider Miller becomes the first satellite winner of a MotoGP race since Toni Elias clinched victory in Portugal in 2006.
Britain’s Scott Redding reeled in and passed Pol Espargaro on the penultimate lap to snatch a brilliant third place on the Pramac Ducati, putting two satellite machines onto the podium.
A host of riders were caught out by the conditions, including Dani Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Dovizioso, Bradley Smith, Aleix Espargaro and Alvaro Bautista.
Marquez now leads the championship by 24 points from Lorenzo after eight rounds, with Rossi 42 points behind the Honda rider in third.