“The Marc we know” returned at Assen – Puig

As we know, that simply wasn’t the case. Gaining eight places on the opening lap, Marquez was soon in the heat of the top 10 battle. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) couldnt shake off a ravenous Marquez, with the trio separated by just three tenths at the chequered flag: Bagnaia 6th, Marquez 7th, Aleix Espargaro 8th.