Motorcycling: Vinales wins at Assen, Marquez stretches MotoGP lead


MotoGP – TT Assen Grand Prix – TT Circuit Assen, Assen, Netherlands – June 30, 2019 Monster Energy Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales celebrates winning the race on the podium REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

(Reuters) – Spaniard Maverick Vinales won the Dutch TT at Assen on Sunday for Yamaha’s first win of the year while Honda’s world champion Marc Marquez finished second to extend his MotoGP lead to 44 points.

French rookie Fabio Quartararo, who started on pole position for the second race in a row, finished third for the Petronas Yamaha team.

Marquez now has 160 points to 116 for Italian Andrea Dovizioso, who finished fourth for Ducati, after eight of 19 races.

Italian great Valentino Rossi, Vinales’s team mate, crashed out after four laps.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Clare Fallon

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