The Motul TT Assen is a truly unique event on the MotoGP calendar and is one of the biggest annual sporting occasions in the Netherlands. The circuit is known as "The Cathedral" of motorcycle racing and holds a proud record of being the only venue to have hosted a round of the Motorcycle World Championship every year without interruption since its creation in 1949.
Another win for Marc Marquez at Catalunya saw him extend his lead at the top of the World Standings to 37 points. Of the chasing pack, just five points separate Andrea Dovizioso in second, Alex Rins in third and Danilo Petrucci in fourth place.
See the most up-to-date analysis and MotoGP betting tips below, and pick your winner for the Dutch Grand Prix 2019.
Previous MotoGP Assen Results
Marc Marquez has won at Assen twice, in 2014 and again last year on his way to another World Championship. Since 2012, he has only failed to make the podium once, when finishing fifth in 2016. He will be the one to beat again but is already building a good lead in the title race, so another top-three finish will be acceptable to him.
Andrea Dovizioso, who is currently second in the World Standings, enjoyed a first podium finish at Assen in 2011 when finishing third. Since then, he finished third again in 2012 and second in 2014, before winning the race in 2016. He was fourth at Assen last year, so he can be competitive at the track.
Alex Rins, currently third in the title race, was runner-up behind Marquez last year, a brilliant performance in his first attempt at the circuit. With that experience behind him, can he go one better this time?
Valentino Rossi has enjoyed four victories at Assen over the last decade, winning in 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2017, so cannot be written off.
Top Betting Tips for the Dutch MotoGP 2019
Marc Marquez is once again an odds-on favourite to win the Dutch GP at 5/6 and is the one to beat given current form and the fact he won at Assen last year. Valentino Rossi has had a lot of success in the Netherlands and has been installed as joint third-favourite at 7/1, along with the 2016 winner, Andrea Dovizioso.
Alex Rins produced an excellent performance at Assen last year to finish second in his first attempt at this level in the Netherlands. He is a 6/1 chance and is definitely worth an each-way bet.
Frenchman Fabio Quartararo finished second in Catalunya last time out, his best result of the season, but his odds of 8/1 don’t look good enough based on previous form.
Danilo Petrucci is enjoying a better season, currently sitting fourth in the title race after three consecutive podium finishes, including victory at the Italian GP at Mugello four weeks ago. His odds of 16/1 look very appealing for an each-way bet to make a return to the podium again.