Valentino Rossi records 10th win at Assen with first victory of the season
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Valentino Rossi records 10th win at Assen with first victory of the season

Yamaha's Italian great Valentino Rossi made history and returned to the top of the MotoGP podium for the first time in more than a year on Sunday after winning the Dutch TT at Assen by a fraction of a second.

The evergreen 38-year-old beat compatriot Danilo Petrucci, on a non-works Octo Pramac Ducati, to second place by a mere 0.063 with rain midway through the race making conditions tricky.

Triple world champion Marc Marquez was third for Honda.

Rossi has now been a winner across all classes for longer than any other rider in the history of motorcycling, Sunday's victory coming 20 years and 313 days since his first in what was then the 125cc category.

He now has 115 grand prix wins across all classes, second only to compatriot Giacomo Agostini's 122 victories between 1964 and 1977.

Fellow-Italian Andrea Dovizioso finished fifth for Ducati to take over at the top of the standings, four points clear of Yamaha's Spaniard Maverick Vinales who crashed out. Rossi is third overall, seven points off the lead.

The victory was Rossi's 10th at Assen but first since the Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona on June 5 last year.

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