The unlucky edition number 13 features the Dutch deluge of 2016 – unlucky for many, lucky for a selected few. First of which the fishy Australian that washed some of his supposed sins in the rain of Assen. Marquez was another winner in 2nd place, his third glowing bridesmaid role in a row. Ironically, his title challenge looks quite sunny after the gloomy weekends of the Yamaha duo, while Ducati will rue a missed opportunity with, well, most of their riders.
There were surprising but worthy wins, surprising failures, eye-rolling statements and less than surprising line-up announcements. Then there was Marc, test riding Honda scooters and rodeo-ing his way around the track. Germany has a lot to live up to.