Vinales holds off world champ Marc Marquez to win Dutch GP


France’s rider Fabio Quartararo of the Petronas Yamaha SRT celebrates after finishing third at the MotoGP race during the Dutch Grand Prix in Assen, northern Netherlands, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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ASSEN, Netherlands (AP) — Maverick Vinales held off world champion Marc Marquez to win his first MotoGP race of the season at the Motul TT Assen on Sunday.

While Vinales won on his Yamaha in hot, dry conditions in the northern Dutch city, fellow Spaniard Marquez extended his lead at the top of the season standings over second-placed Andrea Dovizioso, who finished fourth.

After starting from pole, 20-year-old Frenchman Fabio Quartararo finished third on his Yamaha.

Alex Rins, third in the season standings, fell and did not finish. Crowd favorite Valentino Rossi also crashed out and was unable to complete the race.

Augusto Fernandez won his first Moto2 race after Lorenzo Baldassarri and championship leader Alex Marquez both fell with two laps to go.

Tony Arbolino won his second Moto3 race of the season after holding off Lorenzo Dalla Porta.

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