Simoncelli takes out Lorenzo on first lap
- From the section MotoGP
Honda's Marco Simoncelli seems to lose control whilst trying to overtake reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo and both men crash out on the first lap of the Assen MotoGP.
Both riders recovered to continue, Lorenzo eventually ending up sixth on his Yamaha, while Simoncelli could only manage ninth after starting on pole.
Yamaha's Ben Spies was the eventual winner, the American claiming his maiden victory in MotoGP.
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