Jack Miller Secures First MotoGP Victory In Tricky Dutch Conditions

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The 2016 Dutch GP was filled with drama from the start to finish. Officials stopped the race in between owing to the extreme conditions. Several riders rode carefully in the first part, while the second part saw a lot of riders throwing caution to the wind.

Jack Miller is in the record books as he won the 2016 TT Assen round aboard his satellite Honda with Marc VDS Racing Team. The 21-year old Australian joins an elite group of racers to win a race on satellite machinery. Last satellite rider to win a MotoGP race was Toni Elias back in 2008.

Marc Marquez rode the most carefully he has ever done in MotoGP for his second place finish. Third place was secured by Scott Redding who also was aboard the satellite Ducati. Only thirteen riders completed the 2016 Dutch GP, with likely contenders crashing out owing to silly mistakes.

Valentino Rossi who was riding like a maniac in the wet conditions was pushing too hard and a simple error caught him out. Dovizioso was doing the same and was pushing Rossi to the limit, which seen him crash out as well, while in the second position.

Lorenzo admitted that he did not feel comfortable during the race. The Spaniard was in 19th place and contemplated retiring from the treacherous conditions. He somehow managed to finish the race in tenth place owing to several riders crashing out of the 2016 Dutch GP.

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Story first published: Monday, June 27, 2016, 9:47 [IST]
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