The MotoGP World Championship saw one of it’s most bizarre days of racing at the historic TT Assen, as biblical downpours brought out the red flag in the middle of the 26-lap race, meaning a shortened 12-lap event would decide the winner.
Having started on row two, LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow was making excellent progress despite the heavy rain which was falling around the track, rapidly closing down the leaders, with a sequence of fast laps before the stoppage.
He restarted the second race from seventh place, and having fitted a softer rear wet to his bike was hopeful of a good result. However, the extra grip meant he was pushing the front end too much, which was ultimately his downfall as he slid out of the race, but the Briton was thankfully unharmed.
The race was eventually won in stylish fashion by former LCR Honda rider Jack Miller.