Yamaha in recent races has shown strength to be able to compete at the MotoGP pole with other rivals but they are still not able to win the final victory. Everything changed in the Netherlands when Maverick Vinales from the second starting position had a “brave” race to defeat the defending champion and for the first time after nine stages.
Niccolò Antonelli got his second pole at Moto3 this year after a convincing performance on the afternoon of Saturday, but the road to his second victory of the year was not easy. The Italian driver has maintained his advantage in the first three rounds but has started to relegate and eventually the eight-goal finisher.
The race is extremely stressful
The current leader of Aron Canet also has a bad race from the qualifying round to the main race and he only finishes in 12th place. The advantage of 23 points behind Catalunya is now only 7 points.
Meanwhile, the remaining two candidates for the title this year, Tony Arbolino and Lorenzo Dalla Porta respectively only got the 3rd and 8th starting positions, but got high results in Assen. After about 10 first rounds of “silent silence” they reached the top and competed for victory. At 2 rounds of decision, both are the only ones who have a chance to win.
Arbolino is now more brave and fierce in the disputes and he is the winner when he only beat Dalla Porta by 0.045 seconds, crowned the second time in the last 3 stages and continues to chase the top. Jakub Kornfeil led the way to the penultimate round but due to the penalty of Long Lap, he only got podium, but it was the first time since Brno, Czech Republic last July, encouraging achievement with driver # 84.