Spies delighted to claim maiden victory

Spies delighted to claim maiden victory

Ben Spies was thrilled to achieve his first ever MotoGP win at the TT Circuit Assen on Saturday afternoon, taking advantage of a first-lap clash between pole-sitter Marco Simoncelli and Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo. The American went on to establish a comfortable lead, finishing seven seconds clear of championship leader Casey Stoner. Read more…

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  1. Saturday 25 June 2011

  2. 18:00

    Latest MotoGP photos: Saturday at Assen

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  3. Spies delighted to claim maiden victory 17:58

    Spies delighted to claim maiden victory

    Ben Spies was thrilled to achieve his first ever MotoGP win at the TT Circuit Assen on Saturday afternoon, taking advantage of a first-lap clash between...

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  4. Spies takes first MotoGP victory at Assen 15:17

    Spies takes first MotoGP victory at Assen

    Ben Spies grabbed his maiden MotoGP win in the Dutch TT this afternoon, taking advantage of a first lap collision between factory Yamaha team-mate Jorge...

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  5. Rossi fastest in damp Assen warm-up 09:00

    Rossi fastest in damp Assen warm-up

    Ducati’s Valentino Rossi has set the fastest lap time in Saturday morning warm-up ahead of the Dutch TT. The Italian, with a best effort of 1:41.362, set t...

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  6. Friday 24 June 2011

  7. 21:15

    Latest MotoGP photos: Friday at Assen

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  8. Capirossi ruled out of Dutch TT after fall 21:14

    Capirossi ruled out of Dutch TT after fall

    Loris Capirossi will miss tomorrow afternoon’s Dutch Grand Prix after dislocating his right shoulder in qualifying, with the Pramac rider crashing in the f...

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  9. Simoncelli: I just want the race to go to plan 20:57

    Simoncelli: I just want the race to go to plan

    Marco Simoncelli is fully focused on converting his well-earned pole position into victory at Assen on Sunday afternoon, with the Gresini rider losing out...

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  10. Crutchlow ‘really happy’ with sixth 15:47

    Crutchlow ‘really happy’ with sixth

    Britain’s Cal Crutchlow has managed to qualify sixth for Saturday’s Dutch TT at Assen, despite suffering a broken collarbone at Silverstone less than a for...

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  11. Simoncelli on pole for Dutch TT 13:55

    Simoncelli on pole for Dutch TT

    After locking out the practice sessions of Thursday and Friday morning, Marco Simoncelli proceeded to clinch his second career pole position for Saturday’s D...

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  12. Simoncelli still fastest as Hondas crash 10:20

    Simoncelli still fastest as Hondas crash

    Marco Simoncelli remained quickest as practice finally resumed at Assen on Friday morning. Following the cancellation of the second session yesterday, the...

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  13. Thursday 23 June 2011

  14. Crutchlow hoping for all-wet weekend 15:02

    Crutchlow hoping for all-wet weekend

    Cal Crutchlow returned to track action at a wet Assen on Friday, finishing sixth quickest for Tech3 Yamaha in what turned out to be the only practice...

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  15. All second practice sessions cancelled 13:55

    All second practice sessions cancelled

    Following an initial delay, organisers of this weekend's Dutch TT at Assen have been forced to call off the second practice sessions of MotoGP, Moto2 and 1...

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  16. Simoncelli tops wet first practice at Assen 10:02

    Simoncelli tops wet first practice at Assen

    Gresini's Marco Simoncelli led the way in Thursday’s first practice session ahead of the Dutch TT. With a best lap time of 1:49.036 as rain fell at Assen, t...

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  17. Wednesday 22 June 2011

  18. Official: Aoyama replaces Pedrosa for Assen 11:50

    Official: Aoyama replaces Pedrosa for Assen

    Repsol Honda has released a brief but official statement which confirms that Dani Pedrosa will be replaced by Gresini rider Hiroshi Aoyama for Saturday’s D...

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  19. Tuesday 21 June 2011

  20. Diligent Crutchlow keen to race at Assen 10:53

    Diligent Crutchlow keen to race at Assen

    Although competing will be difficult, Cal Crutchlow hopes to make the best of Assen and supporting Yamaha on its 50th anniversary this weekend. As works...

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  21. Aoyama poised to deputise for Pedrosa 09:41

    Aoyama poised to deputise for Pedrosa

    Hiroshi Aoyama, team-mate to Marco Simoncelli who collided with Dani Pedrosa in the French Grand Prix, is likely to replace the Spaniard at Assen this...

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  22. Monday 20 June 2011

  23. Lorenzo wanting podium on Yamaha anniversary 15:01

    Lorenzo wanting podium on Yamaha anniversary

    Jorge Lorenzo heads into this weekend’s Dutch TT second in the championship, with Casey Stoner having moved ahead at Silverstone. While trying to close up t...

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  24. Rossi to use updated chassis at Assen 13:34

    Rossi to use updated chassis at Assen

    Ducati has announced that a number of updated components will be transported to Assen for this Saturday’s Dutch TT. Amongst the modified parts will be an e...

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  25. Tuesday 17 May 2011

  26. Yamaha turns red and white for anniversary 09:51

    Yamaha turns red and white for anniversary

    The Yamaha squad has revealed a red and white livery to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The bikes of Ben Spies and World Champion Jorge Lorenzo will take on...

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