Expectations at the Dutch TT were dampened by the weather and Valentino Rossi's failure to take advantage of Marc Marquez at his beloved Assen. Even after a fall in warm up the young Spaniard never looked like being beaten in MotoGP's round 8. Rain at the start and mid race bike swaps on pit lane all added to the drama, and to Rossi's undoing. Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso was sensationally the main challenger, before the Italian faded to a distant 2nd with Dani Pedrosa a further 4s adrift. Surprise Pole sitter Aleix Espargaro was 4th with Rossi eventually 5th. In Moto2 there was a heart warming win for Australia's Anthony West, eleven years since he last won a GP, (here at Assen)! Maverick Vinales and Mika Kallio joined him on the podium. And in the opening Moto3 race of the day, Alex Marquez set up the prospect of another double win by the brothers with Alex Rins and Miguel Oliveira 2nd & 3rd.