Alex Marquez secured his fifth points scoring finish from nine MotoGP races this season, after taking the checkered flag in P14 at Assen. 

The former 2019 Moto2 world champion gained one place at the start from P15, but that was as far as the progress went for Marquez. 

There were several incidents that happened ahead of Marquez which ultimately contributed to the Spaniard’s points finish as Jack Miller crashed late on from sixth, while Valentino Rossi and Jorge Martin also went down whilst ahead. 

For Marquez and pretty much every Honda rider, the first half of this season has been one plagued by many crashes. So, with that in mind, the summer break might be coming at the perfect time for Marquez.

Following yesterday’s race, Marquez said: "I’m sad about the race today, I struggled a lot and didn’t enjoy it. It was a long race for me physically. 

"When you don’t have the bike in hand and it’s not stable it’s very difficult. We made some changes in the warm-up that were maybe not the best solution, but in the warm-up I felt a bit better. 

"The first time here on a MotoGP bike at Assen is difficult and maybe this is not the best track for our bike. 

"Now, we have the summer break and it will be good for me and the team to rest, recharge the batteries and come up with an action plan to improve in the second part of the season. We’ll be ready."