Valentino Rossi
Jun 27

MotoGP: Rossi puts high price on Assen victory

Valentino Rossi of Italy and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP heads down a straight  during the MotoGP of Netherlands - Qualifying at TT circuit on June 27, 2014 in Assen, Netherlands.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of Italy and Movistar Yamaha heads down a straight during the of Netherlands – Qualifying at TT circuit on June 27, 2014 in , Netherlands. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi has put a high price on ending his one year losing streak with a win in Saturday’s at Assen.

Rossi’s last win was at this race a year ago, his only victory of 2013, and he is regarded as an Assen specialist.

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Jun 25

MotoGP: Yamaha Primed For Assen After Catalunya, Aragon Tests

Jorge Lorenzo will look to stop Marc Marquez's dominance with a win at Assen. (Photo: Getty Images)

will look to stop ’s dominance with a win at . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

After another thrilling race in and subsequent tests at the same circuit, plus a test visit to Aragon, Movistar Yamaha arrive in Assen primed for action.

The last round saw fight a hard battle for a well-deserved second place and Jorge Lorenzo come home fourth. Both riders are keen on another chance to show their fighting spirit at the TT Assen this Saturday.

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Jun 24

MotoGP: Facts And Figures Ahead Of TT Assen Race

Valentino Rossi won last year's race at the TT Assen circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

won last year’s race at the TT Circuit . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The TT Circuit Assen is the only track that has staged a grand prix race every year since the start of the world championship in 1949.

Motorcycle racing started on the roads round Assen in 1925 on a 27.53 km (17.11 miles) circuit. The circuit was shortened to 16.54 km (10.275 miles) between 1926 –1954 although there was no racing between 1939 – 1946 because of the Second World War. It was halved in length in 1955 to 7.704 km (4.787 miles) and further shortened in 2002.

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Jun 16

MotoGP: Marc Marquez, the last lap master

Marc Marquez celebrates after scoring his seventh consecutive victory in the 2014 Catalunya GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates after scoring his seventh consecutive victory in the 2014 GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez has become the master of the last lap dash in establishing an astonishing domination over his rivals.

Three times this season Marquez has been put under massive pressure by three of the world’s fastest and classiest racers – , and . All three have failed to end Marquez’s amazing winning streak after being out-raced on the final, frenetic surge to the checkered flag.

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Jun 15

MotoGP: Marquez scores seventh consecutive win after incredible on-track battle

The Gran Premi Monster Energy de produced another brilliant race on Sunday, with securing the victory on the final lap ahead of and .

Marquez crossed the line half a second in front of Movistar Yamaha rider Rossi, surviving a late scare as Pedrosa touched his rear wheel in the final stages, the latter almost crashing and having to settle for third.

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