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#DutchGP: Qualifying Debrief

Everything you need to know ahead of the 2016 Motul TT Assen.

Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso stormed to his first pole position of the season at the Dutch GP and his first ever in the premier class at the TT Circuit Assen ahead of Valentino Rossi and Scott Redding.

Highlights: Dovizioso blasts to pole in tricky conditions

Highlights Tricky weather conditions and a drying track led to quite a few surprises during Q2 including a brilliant recovery from Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and an Independent Team rider on the front row.
Read the full Qualifying report

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Dovizioso's pole-winning lap

Pole Lap  Go OnBoard with Dovizioso as he sets a 1’45.246 on the Desmosedici GP around the 4.5km Assen track to secure his fourth MotoGP™ career pole position.
More on Dovizioso’s pole position

Rossi, Marquez & Lorenzo’s pole run brought to an end

Pole Run The 2016 Dutch GP will be the first time since Sepang in 2015 that someone apart from Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Marc Marquez, or Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start from pole.
Check out the grids reaction to Dovizioso’s pole

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Michelin Ideal Lap: #DutchGP

Ideal Lap Analysis Dovizioso secured pole from Rossi by a margin of 0.715s, but could he have gone even faster? Find out as we analyse the rider's sector times to discover what their ideal laps could have been.
Watch our GoPro™ OnBoard lap of the TT Circuit Assen.

Tech Talk: Small part…big effect - The steering damper

Tech Talk A bike’s steering damper may not be something that often hits the headlines, yet around Assen it can play a crucial part in helping the rider get the most from his bike.
Learn about the different types of brakes riders will use at Assen

How did Marquez save this?!

Marquez Save During FP3 Marquez somehow managed to pull off one of the most spectacular saves of his career…and that is really saying something!
Find out about Marquez’s qualifying

#DutchGP MotoGP™ qualifying in slow motion detail

Slow Mo Watch all of the spectacular slow motion footage from Qualifying at the Dutch GP.
Check out all the videos from the Dutch GP

The 2016 Motul TT Assen MotoGP™ race kicks off on Sunday at 14:00 Local Time.