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Dutch GP: Race

Dutch GP: Race

Dutch GP: Race

Every week the Re-Live section will give you the opportunity to enjoy highlights of the 17 Grands Prix of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship season. On Saturdays you'll find all the best action from the free practice and qualifying sessions, and on Sundays the best moments from the races. This week, motogp.com looks back on the Dutch GP at Assen.

Valentino Rossi clinched yet another win, his sixth of the season, and was joined on the podium by team-mate Colin Edwards and Italian Marco Melandri. Fourth was taken by Nicky Hayden while Sete Gibernau had to settle for fifth despite sitting in the podium places for the first half of the race.

Rossi's victory saw him extend his championship lead to a massive 63 points over Melandri. Biaggi was a further three points back in third, while Gibernau was a distant fourth, some 86 points adrift of the World Champion.

In the 250 class, Sebas Porto prevailed after a thrilling three-way battle with Spaniards Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo. The Argentine produced a circuit record on the final lap of the race to ensure he took his first triumph of the campaign on board his Aprilia.

After a dramatic finale, Gabor Talmasci emerged victorious in the 125 race, claiming his second win of the season. It meant the Hungarian moved to the top of the 125 standings – level on points with Italian Mattia Pasini. Hector Faubel, after three consecutive non-finishes, took second place at the Dutch circuit.

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MotoGP, 2006

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