With probably the closest of margins this season, Valentino Rossi, the legendary Italian racer took his first victory of the season and his 10th at Assen, while the winner of the previous two, Andrea Dovizioso managed only fifth. Danillo Petrucci,a fellow italian tried his hardest to beat his rival, but could'nt as he could only come second, just 0.063 seconds behind the leader.
Surprise poleman rookie Johann Zarco suffered a penalty for speeding in the pit lane and slipped down to the 11th place at the chequered flag. Ex leader Maverick Vinales had a race to forget as he crashed spectacularly out of the race, paving way to Dovizioso taking first place with 115 points. If the first place battle was thrilling till the last second, the third place battle was equally as good, between Cal Cructhlow, Marquez and Dovizioso. The three were split by just 0.12 seconds! Defending champion Marc Marquez completed the podium at third place. The first assen race to be held on a Sunday was enrapturing, with the racers being so competitive. the next race will be held on July 2, 2017.