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MotoGP Assen: Redding takes second Moto2 rostrum on the bounce

Britain's Scott Redding has taken his second Moto2 podium in a row, finishing third in today's Assen race behind Marc Marquez and Andrea Iannone who had a nail-biting scrap which went to the wire in Holland. It is the first time Redding has got two podiums in a row and bodes well for the next fortnight.

Redding was right in the mix at the start of the race but as he, Esteve Rabat and Marc Marquez battled for the podium positions, Iannone pulled a gap as he did at Silverstone and found himself with a near-three second advantage with ten laps left to run.

Marquez and Redding looked to be recreating their scrap from the British round but the Spaniard just had a little too much pace and took off after Iannone while Redding contented himself with fighting off Rabat for third, crossing the line with three-tenths of a second in hand.


Marquez closed down Iannone in the space of a couple of laps but the Italian was far from done, biting back every time Marquez put a move on the Speed Up rider. A mistake from Iannone allowed Marquez to make a break on the last lap and take the win by half a second. He moves 23 points clear in the championship while Scott Redding takes over fifth place.

Bradley Smith put in a solid ride for sixth place on the Tech3 Mistral, finishing ahead of early leader Dominique Aegerter but he just didn't have the pace to catch veteran Alex De Angelis in the final analysis. Championship contender Pol Espargaro crashed out early on.

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