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2012 MotoGP Assen TT Photo Gallery
Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner (1) got back to his winning ways at Assen, benefiting from the first corner havoc wreaked by Alvaro Bautista, who took out points leader Jorge Lorenzo.
Check out photos of the 2012 Assen TT in the 2012 Assen TT photo gallery.
Ben Spies takes to the track at the Assen TT. The American was fastest during the opening Thursday practices.
Ben and House get to work at Assen. The American needs to deliver immediate 2012 results to retain his factory seat for 2013 and beyond.
Stoner celebrates his pole position victory alongside fellow 'aliens' and front-row starters, Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo.
Alvaro Bautista went down early in the race and took out Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo.
The Assen TT field early in the race.
Ben Spies took his best finish of the season in fourth-place.
Ben Spies and Andrea Dovizioso battled for podium position for much of the Assen TT.
Cal Crutchlow has an offer to rider for Ducati next year, but wants to get a Yamaha factory seat if possible.
Casey Stoner took home his third win of the season at Assen.
Casey Stoner is now tied with Jorge Lorenzo at the top of the points list.
Stoner is looking to win a second consecutive MotoGP season.
Colin Edwards was just one of many riders who DNF'd during the Assen TT.
Crutchlow had a bad start, getting mixed in the early race turmoil, and had to battle from behind in the pack.
Casey Stoner took his third MotoGP win of the season at Assen.
Crutchlow took fifth place at Assen.
Dani Pedrosa held the lead early in the race after Lorenzo went down, but Stoner took over out front with 10 laps remaining.
Andrea Dovizioso celebrating his third-place finish at Assen.
Dovizioso took his second podium finish of the season at the Assen TT.
Dovizioso beat out Ben Spies by almost four seconds for his podium finish.
Valentino Rossi (46) and Nicky Hayden (69) shuffled positions through the race, but it was Hayden who would finish inside the top ten.
Hector Barbera came in seventh at Assen.
Michele Pirro earned his best finish of the season in ninth place.
Nicky Hayden came across the checkers in sixth at the Assen TT.
Repsol riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa took the 1 and 2 positions on the podium at Assen.
Valentino Rossi had a terrible day at Assen, ending in 13th place.
Alvaro Bautista and Jorge Lorenzo crashed on Turn 1 of the race.
Casey Stoner has struggled with chatter all season and he cited frustration with Bridgestone after the Assen TT.
Valentino Rossi urged Ducati to develop a plan to address the issues with the Desmosedici.
Rumors are already in the air that Rossi might leave the Ducati squad for 2013.
Alvaro Bautista apologized for taking out Jorge Lorenzo early in the Assen TT, but feels his penalty may be too harsh.
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