Tag Archive: Assen

Apr 22

Assen welcomes WSBK for Round 3

Also known as the Circuit van Drenthe, it is one of the oldest permanent racetracks in Europe

TT-Assen logo Since 1992 the TT Circuit Assen has been part of the World Superbike calendar and it is currently the second most visited venue in the history of the series after Phillip Island.

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Jun 27

Lorenzo suffers cruel twist of fate after topping Thursday practice at Assen

Round 7: Dutch MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Dutch MotoGP FP1Yamaha 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Assen preview

Round 7: Assen

2013 MotoGP ridersAssen, the venue for round seven of the 2013 MotoGP™ season has one of the fastest average speeds on the calendar and its diverse, technical layout makes it a rider and fan favourite. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Sykes and Laverty take one win each at Assen

Blue skies characterised the last day on track for the joy of all riders

WSBK - Lowes Day 3The 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).

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Apr 27

“The ZX-10R is working well and I was quite happy with my race pace” – Tom Sykes

Another Tissot-Superpole to “Watch-man” Tom Sykes

WSBK - Tom Sykes Day 2The top-15 riders from Qualifying faced today the challenge of Tissot-Superpole to secure the best positioning on the grid for tomorrow’s two races at the iconic Assen’s TT Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

Sykes uncatchable on wet Day 1 at Assen

Sykes has topped the timesheets courtesy of a 1’57.190 lap-time

WSBK - Tom Sykes Day 1Tom Sykes is renowned for his amazing skills on the wet and in World Superbike Qualifying 1 the Kawasaki Racing Team rider has shown his whole potential with these track conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

WSBK riders learn new tricks

At the SBK Paddock Show

WSBK - Haslam Media EventWorld Superbike riders are famous all over the world for their spectacular manoeuvres on track, but the challenge some of them had to face today went beyond their knowledge of riding on two wheels. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Pedrosa leads first day at Sachsenring

Round 8: German Grand Prix – Free Practice One and Two

MotoGP logoMotoGP - Dani Pedrosa 2012 Sachsenring MotoGP FP1Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa topped both practice sessions to finish fastest on the first day of action at Sachsenring as once again unpredictable weather had its say during a MotoGP™ race weekend.

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Jul 06

Bridgestone explains findings of post-Assen tyre analysis

Following problems occurring in the rear tyre of three riders during the Dutch TT at Assen last Saturday

MotoGP logoBridgestone MotoGP 2011-03-28Bridgestone immediately sent the affected tyres back to its Technical Centre in Kodaira, Japan, where they underwent intensive analysis to determine the cause of the irregularities.

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Jun 26

Biaggi aiming for MotorLand Aragon breakaway

Mahindra gears up for Assen

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteMotorland Aragon logoThe 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.

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Jun 25

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 7 preview (updated)

MotoGP™  Assen, Netherlands race preview

TT-Assen logoMotoGP logoRound seven of the 2012 MotoGP™ World Championship, the Dutch TT takes place at the historic Assen circuit which despite having one of the shortest straights of any circuit in the series, has the second fastest average speed.

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Apr 17

World Superbike faces unpredictable weekend at Assen

The eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the track this coming weekend at Assen in the Netherlands.

SBK logoWSBK - Imola - Carlos ChecaIt 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.

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Jun 25

Spies excels at Assen to take first MotoGP victory

In round 7:  Dutch TT – Race TT Assen Circuit
Ben Spies Magny Cours 091003MotoGP logoBen Spies took his first MotoGP victory in fine style today at Assen, controlling the race from the front to romp to an eventual 7.7second lead over second-placed Casey Stoner and his Repsol Honda teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

WSBK at Monza: from the Cathedral to the Temple

Wind Italian Round – Monza 2011

SBK - FIM Superbike World Championship logoSBK - Assen - PBM Kawasaki 2The FIM Superbike World Championship moves on from Assen’s Cathedral of Motorcycling to the Temple of Speed this weekend, with the upcoming round at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, with its legendary slipstreaming battles and its 200 km/h average lap speed. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Superleague Formula set to shake Cardiff

It won’t be the first time that the championship’s cars have strutted their stuff in an urban environment

Superleague FormulaMaria de VillotaSuperleague Formula will take to the city streets once again this weekend when Chris van der Drift demos the Liverpool FC car in Cardiff, Wales. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

WSBK: Crutchlow keen to forget Assen with Monza podium

It would be a second consecutive podium finish for Cal

Yamaha Sterilgarda rookie Cal Crutchlow admits that the perfect remedy to a disappointing weekend at Assen last time out in the 2010 World Superbike Championship would be a second consecutive podium finish at Monza… Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Sykes and Vermeulen in the points at Assen

Both riders scored for Kawasaki

Kawasaki Racing Team riders Tom Sykes and Chris Vermeulen were in action at round four of the 2010 Hannspree World Superbike Championship whereby both riders scored points at a warm and sunny Assen circuit yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

SBK: Toseland getting back to best with double podium

The former double champion suggests he is returning to some of his best form

James Toseland secures a pair of podium finishes at Assen and  moved himself up to fifth in the World Superbike standings after shrugging off an indifferent grid position to twice stand on the podium at Assen. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Old Master a favourite with riders

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

MOTOGP: Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup ready for 2010 (+schedule)

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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