Also known as the Circuit van Drenthe, it is one of the oldest permanent racetracks in Europe
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Round 7: Dutch MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo suffered a tragic change in fortunes on the first day of action at Assen, as the reigning champion clocked the quickest time of the day before sadly breaking his left collarbone in a crash during a wet Free Practice Two.
Blue skies characterised the last day on track for the joy of all riders
The eni FIM Superbike World Championship has put in today another great show as riders from four of the five classes battled out for the best positioning in the respective races in front of an enthusiastic crowd (that reached a total of 52.000 spectators over the whole weekend).
Mahindra gears up for Assen
The eni FIM Superbike World Championship came away from its mid-season point at Misano Adriatico with a double win for Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and now arrives in Spain for the start of the second half: seven rounds and 14 races still remain in the run-in for the 2012 world title battle.
The eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the track this coming weekend at Assen in the Netherlands.
It will be the third of 14 rounds this season and the 300th round overall for the production-based series that made its debut in 1988. In the previous round at Imola, Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) took his Ducati back to the top of the table at the Italian manufacturer’s home circuit, overhauling Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) who dominated the opener in Australia. The points gap at the top is tight, with six riders (representing five manufacturers: Ducati, Aprilia, Kawasaki, BMW and Honda) currently separated by 35 points.
Former Assen winners come back for more
The seemingly ever-changing Assen circuit will once more deliver the Superbike World Championship a timeless atmosphere along with its latest slice of modernity, with a new track length being the main talking point in the run up to yet another potentially classic race weekend.
The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup starts its fourth season in 2010
With 15 nations represented in the provisional entry list of 25 riders – all looking to follow in the footsteps of 2009 winner Jakub Kornfeil. Kornfeil received his FIM award from the Federation president Vito Ippolito at the final MotoGP round in Valencia, where he was racing in the 125GP class – and the 16-year-old Czech is due to start next season as a full time grand prix rider.