A well-deserved break is on the horizon for those in the MotoGP™ paddock following the conclusion of the Motul TT Assen at the weekend. Before then, however, we have the small matter of recapping what happened at the Cathedral of Speed and how it has affected the state of play in MotoGP™ Fantasy.
Who made the Dream Team in Round 9?
Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) took his fourth race win of the season at the Dutch GP, and unsurprisingly, he is the weekend’s top rider. A mix of a P2 start, setting the race’s fastest lap and, of course, victory saw the Frenchman rake in an impressive 41 points.
Joining Quartararo as the Gold Rider in the Dream Team is Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), despite starting from P20 on the grid, a premier class worst ever qualifying from the eight-time Champion. The German GP winner didn’t let that statistic affect him though as he carved through the field on the opening lap. Marquez scored the majority of his 35 points from advancing his grid position, with an extra nine for his final P7 finish.
Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Joan Mir launched a classic comeback from P10 on the grid to stand on the podium for the third time this season. That performance sees the Mallorcan make the Dream Team once again this season, as he pocketed 31 points.
A man who has been hitting the headlines recently rounds out the best from Assen, as Maverick Viñales’ (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) pole position and P2 finish saw him take home 30 points for his MotoGP™ Fantasy owners.
As for the best choice of the constructors, there was no touching Yamaha as their factory riders locked out the top two spots of the grid and podium in Assen, seeing the Iwate factory earn 35.5 points from the weekend.
How many 300V Motul Boosts were used in Assen?
The Dutch GP saw 3098 gamers use one of their three 300V Motul Boosts at TT Circuit Assen.
Who have been the top riders so far?
As we head for the summer break, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on which riders have been offering up the best value in the season so far. Quartararo leads the Championship and it’s no surprise that he leads the way in MotoGP™ Fantasy, as he has simply been a must-have in your team. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) is another to have brought in plenty of points throughout the season, particularly in the opening rounds, and he is tied with title contender Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) in the overall standings on 220 points.
You can take a look at the top 10 MotoGP™ Fantasy riders below:
1. Fabio Quarataro (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP – 264
2. Francesco Baganaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) – 220
3. Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) – 220
4. Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) – 216
5. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) – 180
6. Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) – 174
7. Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) – 169
8. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) – 158
9. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) – 125
10. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) – 113
The on-track action since the opening round in Qatar has been nothing short of exhilarating, keeping us on the edge of the seats over the past four months. We're already counting down the days to when the grid heads to the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian double-header!