Tag Archive: Assen

Jul 02

Dutch MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

All except two of the twenty-three starters at the Dutch TT

MotoGP - Start of the 2014 Dutch TT at Assen Last weekend’s Dutch TT at Assen was affected by variable weather conditions that resulted in the race being a flag-to-flag affair at which Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won ahead of Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa on the other Repsol Honda RC213V.

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Jun 28

Marquez blows away the field in fantastic flag-to-flag Dutch TT

Round 8: Dutch TT – Race

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Dutch MotoGP race winner Today’s Dutch TT at Assen was an eventful flag-to-flag contest, with a wet track at the start of the race rapidly drying over the twenty-six laps, but in the end there was no stopping Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez who adapted best to the changing conditions for his eighth consecutive victory in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

This weekend (26 – 28 June 2014) sees the MotoGP™ congregation gather at the iconic Assen circuit, also known as ‘The Cathedral’.

Club46 winners blessed to meet Valentino Rossi at the Cathedral of speed

The third group of Club46 winners meeting Valentino Rossi at Assen For four lucky MotoGP™ fans, this historic event was even more special as they were the latest Club46 competition winners invited by Bridgestone Europe to meet racing legend and last year’s Assen victor, Valentino Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Espargaro claims first MotoGP™ pole position in action-packed Assen qualifying

Round 8: Dutch TT – Qualifying

MotoGP - Aleix Espargaro - NGM Forward Racing - Dutch MotoGP QP2 NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro claimed his first ever pole position after a rain shower at the start of Qualifying Practice 2 turned the session into an exciting one-lap dash as riders tried to set a quick lap on slick tyres before conditions deteriorated. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Aleix Espargaro sets new circuit best lap record to top Assen practice

Round 8: Dutch TT – Free Practice 1&2

MotoGP - Aleix Espargaro - NGM Forward Racing - Dutch MotoGP FP2 NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro showed he will be a force to be reckoned with at this weekend’s Dutch TT after the Spaniard set a new Circuit Best Lap time of 1’33.658 at the Assen circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Guintoli and Rea share Dutch wins

Sunday Extra Content

WSBK - Assen The third round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, which saw an overall attendance of 52,252 spectators, reached its climax today with the two races held in completely different weather conditions at the Assen TT circuit.

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Apr 27

WSBK: Jonathan Rea takes race 2 win in tricky conditions

Alex Lowes and Davide Giugliano completed the podium in tricky conditions

WSBK - Race 2 podium After a lengthy delay because of heavy rain and with conditions visibly better, compared to the situation that forced the Race Direction to red flag the initial race, the riders started a new Race 2 over a race distance of 10 laps.

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Apr 27

WSBK: Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) has taken victory in the first race of the day at a drying Assen circuit in the Netherlands

Masterful display by Guintoli as he wins opening race

WSBK - Assen - Sylvain Guintoli - Aprilia Racing Team The 2013 WSBK runner up has climbed on the top step of the podium for the fifth time in his career, the second one this year after the win he scored at Phillip Island in Race 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

WSBK: Baz powers to Tissot-Superpole

“Superpole was just perfect” – Loris Baz

WSBK - Tissot-Superpole Baz & Sykes Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) will start both of tomorrow’s 21-lap races from pole position after securing the first Tissot-Superpole of his career today at Assen, courtesy of his 1’34.357 lap time (a new outright best lap of the circuit) set moments before the arrival of the rain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

Dorna WSBK and Sepang International Circuit together at Assen

 Confirmation of the Malaysian Round scheduled for 6-8 June

WSBK - Dorna - Sepang - Press Conference 2 Today at the SBK Paddock Show a press conference has been held to announce the agreement between Dorna WSBK and Sepang International Circuit.

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Apr 26

WSBK: Baz grabs career first Tissot-Superpole

Joining Baz on the front row tomorrow will be fellow Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli 

WSBK - Tissot-Superpole - Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) will start both of tomorrow’s 21-lap races from pole position after securing the first Tissot-Superpole of his career today at Assen, courtesy of his 1’34.357 lap time (a new outright best lap of the circuit) set moments before the arrival of the rain. Read the rest of this entry »

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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