V. Rossi of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Victorious in Rd. 8 of MotoGP 2017!

On May 25, 2017 Valentino Rossi of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team finished 1st in the Dutch GP, held at the TT Circuit Assen, winning his first GP in a year.

V. Rossi (left) involved in a fierce battle with D. Petrucci

V. Rossi, who started in 4th position, moved up to 1st place in the 10th lap. However, in the latter half of the race weather conditions changed and rain started to fall. Here V. Rossi got involved in a fierce battle for 1st place with D. Petrucci, but he managed to come out on top and win the race with a margin of just 0.063 seconds.
His teammate, Maverick Vinales starting from 11th grid, quickly made his way up the field, but a crash in lap 14 forced him to retire the race.

V. Rossi (center) on the podium.

2017 MotoGP Calendar

Race Date Viñales Rossi
Round 1 Qatar 26/03 1st 3rd
Round 2 Republica Argentina 09/04 1st 2nd
Round 3 Americas 23/04 DNF 2nd
Round 4 Spain 07/05 6th 10th
Round 5 France 21/05 1st DNF
Round 6 Italy 04/06 2nd 4th
Round 7 Catalunya 11/06 10th 8th
Round 8 Netherlands 25/06 DNF 1st
Round 9 Germany 02/07
Round 10 Czech Republic 06/08
Round 11 Austria 13/08
Round 12 Great Britain 27/08
Round 13 San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini 10/09
Round 14 Aragon 24/09
Round 15 Japan 15/10
Round 16 Australia 22/10
Round 17 Malaysia 29/10
Round 18 Comunitat Valenciana 12/11

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