2015 Assen MotoGP Live

27 June, 2015 - 13:22

27 June, 2015 - 13:21

13/26: Rossi said on Thursday the new chassis helps with tyre management. Marquez, meanwhile, is still unsure whether his machine can cut it at the end of the race. Does Rossi still have something in hand?

27 June, 2015 - 13:20

12/26: Now Crutchlow moves past A.Espargaro in the first sector to sit 6th. Pedrosa has now joined this battle that includes the 2 Tech 3 Yamahas & Aleix.

27 June, 2015 - 13:18

12/26: Lorenzo continues to fall away from the front 2. He's 3.7s back of his team-mate and we're not even at half-race distance. Aleix is struggling to maintain his pace too as his brother goes under at T1.

27 June, 2015 - 13:18

11/26: This is impressive from Marquez, he looks so calm on the bike. We've barely seen his wheels out of line. Compare that to the past 4 races. He's watching brief at present.

27 June, 2015 - 13:16

10/26: Dovizioso is making good progress - he's past Crutchlow and Pol Espargaro. The Italian now sits in 6th.

27 June, 2015 - 13:15

10/26: Not for the first time Marquez draws close to Rossi on the entry to T1 but thinks against moving by.

27 June, 2015 - 13:15

27 June, 2015 - 13:14

27 June, 2015 - 13:14

9/26: Rossi and Marquez continue to cut low 1m 34s laps while Lorenzo is lapping 3-4 tenths a lap slower.

27 June, 2015 - 13:12

8/26: We have a 2-way fight for the lead while 10 riders (ten!) are contesting 4th. Pol Espargaro just nips by Dovizioso at T7 to go 6th.

27 June, 2015 - 13:11

27 June, 2015 - 13:11

7/26: Lorenzo was 0.5s slower than Marquez last time around. He's 1.3s back of Rossi now and struggling to hold on to the front 2.

27 June, 2015 - 13:10

7/26: Marquez's bike finally looks stable on braking - such a contrast to Thursday. Rossi's lead is just a tenth of a second.

27 June, 2015 - 13:09

6/26: This battle for 4th is feisty as Espargaro the elder reels Iannone in. Pedrosa is up to 11th but Viñales and Redding aren't far away.

27 June, 2015 - 13:08

5/26: Marquez is looking ever so ominous as he stalks Rossi through Ramshoek. Lorenzo is just about maintaining their pace.

27 June, 2015 - 13:07

5/26: Marquez sets the best lap of the race - he's right with the #46. Lorenzo is still 0.8s behind the leader.

27 June, 2015 - 13:06

4/26: The front 3 have left Iannone - behind Aleix, Pol, Crutchlow, Dovizioso and Smith are all contesting 5th.

27 June, 2015 - 13:06

27 June, 2015 - 13:05

4/26: The top 10: Rossi, Marquez, Lorenzo, Iannone, Aleix, Pol, Crutchlow, Dovizioso, Smith, Petrucci.