Valentino Rossi of Italy and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP greets the fans at the end of the MotoGp race during the MotoGP of Netherlands – Race on June 28, 2014 in Assen, Netherlands. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)
Valentino Rossi looked set to gamble on slick tires as the rest of the grid opted for rain tires during Saturday’s Iveco Daily TT Assen, but decided at the last moment to switch bikes. This forced Rossi to start from pit lane, although he quickly made his way through many of the trailing bikes.
Riders were forced to switch bikes again as the track began to dry, Rossi making his second trip to the pits. From here, Rossi charged through the remaining field, eventually finishing in fifth.
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