Yesterday race is full of surprise. I know Rossi will be better this time. But I am not expect him to lead FP1 session. He got 3rd in FP2 and lead FP3. Wow, I can’t believe he got a good result in free practice session. But still remain the biggest problem, qualifying. Looked at the result of free practice, I am confident he will got a good qualifying. Again, he surprise me for take a pole position!! I can’t believe it! He always struggle with qualifying, always start from 8th or sometime 2nd row. And he got a pole position in Assen!!
The surprise is not over yet. Rossi took a lead from the start, followed by Marquez tightly. The position stay until there are 4/5 laps to finish. Marquez pass Rossi (as expected) but I know Rossi will took it back. And he did. 2 laps remain Rossi pass Marquez and able to make 0.5 second gap but…. Marquez come so hot in the last corner in the last lap. Had a contact with Rossi that give him no other option then to take a ride to gravel. That moment, when he in gravel and despair from camera I though he fall. But no, he survive from it. Thank to Marquez he got a dramatic victory. Even when he is the oldest rider on the track, he still can make a historical race that motogp fans will always remember like Laguna Seca 2008, Catalunya 2009 and more.
Marquez not satisfied with the result. But race director already decided that is a racing incident. I’m become afraid of marquez, he need to realize that ramming other rider is wrong. This is the second time that Marq had a contact with Rossi. Please respect other rider and make a clean pass!.