Its fans expected it since months but Valentino Rossi (Yamaha Factory) expected a historical occasion, the 65eme come from the World championship with Assen, to join again with the victory and to gain the 80eme success of his career in the category queen, two years, eight month and nineteen days after the test of Sepang of 2010, where it was assembled for the last time on more the high step of the podium.
Fourth on the grid, the septuple World champion of the category queen did not hesitate to be shown very aggressive from the beginning to double Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda) as of the first turn and to avoid the escape of Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda), left like a rocket the fifth position, and Marc Márquez. Rossi gradually returned on Márquez to make of it only one mouthful in the fifth turn and seized the first place, in front of Pedrosa, the following turn, for then widening the gap and rejoining the arrival with a comfortable advance.
Author of an exceptional departure, Pedrosa will be able only to bite the fingers not to have succeeded in transforming the test and not to have even reached the podium. After having tried in vain to follow Rossi, the vice-Champion of the World lost considerably in rhythm on the last third of the race and was initially beaten by Márquez in the 17th turn before inclining itself vis-a-vis a superb Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech3) with six turns of the arrival. This last did then the utmost to return on Márquez and but missed opportunity of seizing the second place by touching the back tire of the Spanish rookie in the last turn. In spite of its departure completely missed in pole position, Crutchlow went up on the podium for the third time of the season and the fifth of its career.
After being itself fractured Thursday afternoon the left clavicle, to have made a fast return ticket in Barcelona to be made operate and be returned every Friday evening in Assen, Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) had made the very courageous decision to still run in spite of a shoulder convalescent and certainly very painful. Twelfth at the beginning, the World champion in title had already gained six positions at the conclusion of the first turn and succeeded in getting the upper hand on Crutchlow in the fifth turn, to pass in fourth position. Exhausted in the end of the road, Majorquin finally yielded to the pressure of the British but gained a fifth place heroic and crucial for the Championship since he did not concede thus that two points in Pedrosa and was maintained at only nine points of its rival in the race with the title MotoGP 2013.
Qualified in first line for the first time, Bradl could not fight a long time in the group of head and finished sixth, at a dozen seconds of Lorenzo, while Álvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini), Aleix Espargaró (Power Electronics Aspar), Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) supplemented Top 10, in front of Nicky Hayden (Ducati) and Randy de Puniet (Power Electronics).