Assen review: Rossi gets the ton

Assen review: Rossi gets the ton

Valentino Rossi passed the landmark of 100 MotoGP victories at Assen last weekend. Toby Moody reflects on the occasion and also considers the plight of the struggling works Honda team

He didn't get it at Mugello, nor the modern autodrome that is Catalunya, so he waited until the most historic circuit of them all that has chronicled so much during it's 77 Grand Prix.

Assen is almost the Circuit du Sarthe for MotoGP with ghosts around the dips and rises from every single era of motorcycle racing. That's why, for me, Valentino Rossi winning at Assen last Saturday was so special, as he took his 100th Grand Prix victory from 218 starts.

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