Andrea Dovizioso takes pole position during a damp qualifying session at Assen, which saw wet tyres on a drying track. First front row start in MotoGP for Scott Redding.

Marc Marquez (like Maverick Vinales) fell on his out-lap in the tricky conditions - then grabbed a scooter to ride back to the pits!

Andrea Iannone will start last on the grid for Sunday's race as punishment for taking out Jorge Lorenzo in Catalunya. Loris Baz is again absent due to his foot injuries at Mugello and replaced by Michele Pirro...

Qualifying 2:1.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 45.246s[Lap 7/7]290km/h (Top Speed)2.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 45.961s +0.715s[7/7]290km/h3.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 46.312s +1.066s[7/7]290km/h4.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 46.430s +1.184s[4/4]289km/h5.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 46.568s +1.322s[8/8]296km/h6.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 46.828s +1.582s[6/6]279km/h7.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 46.997s +1.751s[7/8]293km/h8.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 47.118s +1.872s[7/7]291km/h9.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 47.567s +2.321s[7/7]292km/h10.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 47.601s +2.355s[7/8]291km/h11.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 47.897s +2.651s[9/9]281km/h12.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 48.415s +3.169s[6/6]294km/h

Qualifying 1:13.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 48.830s286km/h14.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 48.909s289km/h15.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 49.163s284km/h16.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 49.364s276km/h17.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 49.678s272km/h18.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 49.685s274km/h19.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 49.775s270km/h20.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m 49.779s277km/h21.Michele PirroITAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 50.204s280km/h

Blue Name = No Concessions.
7 engine changes for the season. Engines must be identical throughout season within same team (development freeze). 5 days of private testing.Black Name = Concessions.
9 engine changes. No engine development freeze. Unlimited private testing.* Rookie

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Fastest practice time:Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati 1m 33.308s (FP3)

Official Assen MotoGP records:Best lap: Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 1m 32.627s (2015)Fastest race lap:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 33.617s (2015)

By Peter McLaren
 

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