Tag Archive: Assen

Jun 25

Morbidelli to MotoGP™ with EG 0,0 Marc VDS

Moto2™ Championship leader announced as a graduate to the premier class in 2018

Franco Morbidelli Franco Morbidelli will step up to MotoGP in 2018 after agreeing a contract extension with EG 0,0 Marc VDS in Assen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 30

Fine victory for Rea in 200th WorldSBK race

World Champion in excellent form at Assen and joined on the podium by Sykes and Davies after exciting Race 2

In pleasant sunny conditions at the TT Assen Circuit on Sunday Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) gave a superb demonstration of his talent with a tight victory over second placed teammate Tom Sykes, as Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) completed the podium in third.

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Apr 28

Sykes the early pacesetter as Assen action commences

Friday morning in the Netherlands saw KRT man top FP1 timesheet ahead of Rea and Davies

The WorldSBK action at the Acerbis Dutch Round got started on Friday morning with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) setting the FP1 pace with a 1’35.676 lap, putting him ahead of his teammate Jonathan Rea and Welshman Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) in the top three on the timesheet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 19

WorldSBK will continue to visit Assen for the next five years

TT Circuit Assen has secured the world’s fastest production-based series until 2021

TT Circuit AssenThe TT Circuit Assen and Dorna WSBK Organization, have signed a five-year contract, furthering a solid long-term relationship.

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Feb 09

TT Assen tickets now on sale

Witness WorldSBK live at the historic circuit

Now’s your chance to purchase your tickets to attend the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at the iconic TT Circuit Assen from 28th-30th April, with tickets on for the Dutch round sale here.

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Dec 20

Karun Chandhok praises Tesla Model S after Electric GT test

“I was glad to take up Electric GT’s invitation to come and drive the car that the team are working on ahead of their first season in 2017”

Karun Chandhok praises Tesla Model S after Electric GT test Former Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok was hugely impressed with the race-prepared Tesla Model S that will contest the new Electric GT Championship in 2017, after testing the car at Circuit Calafat last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 12

Dorrbecker the best driver with Auto GP car in the Boss GP Championship at Assen

The Championship Auto GP Formula Open 2016 had to interrupt its course

Some drivers, at the wheel of the Lola B05/52 Auto GP, have decided to contest the Boss GP series (a very similar category), disputing with very good results the races in Monza (07/03/2016) and Assen (08.07.2016 ), in the Formula Class.

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Jun 25

MotoGP will continue to visit Assen for 10 more years

The proud and long relationship between the TT Circuit Assen and the MotoGP™ World Championship will continue for ten more years

MotoGP will continue to visit Assen for 10 more years Assen has been a part of the World Championship since it came into existence in 1949, the only circuit to have been a part of the series during each of its 68 years. The original circuit was used until 1954 and measured 16.54km, reduced to 7.7km in 1955 and then to 6.1km in 1984. 2006 saw the historic track become the circuit it is in 2016, 4.5km of history and high-speed action. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 24

Iannone remains on top in Assen, ready to charge

Motul TT Assen

Andrea Iannone Clouds loomed overhead but no signs of rain during MotoGP™ FP2, Iannone showing no signs of slowing down again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 17

Rea completes the pair as van der Mark gets the crowd back on their feet at Assen

WorldSBK Race 2: Roll the Dice

WSBk - Rea completes the pair as van der Mark gets the crowd back on their feet at Assen KRT rider Jonathan Rea took another incredible win in the Netherlands in Race 2 as a half-wet half-dry race saw tyre decisions play the key role. Joined on the podium by teammate Tom Sykes and local hero Michael van der Mark, Race 2 was characterized by nervous glances at the sky as the riders dealt their cards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

United Autosports to become Onroak Automotive UK agents

Race team appointed Onroak Automotive agent for United Kingdom

United Autosports to become Onroak Automotive UK agents United Autosports has further laid its foundations to a long and exciting sports-prototype programme in the future by being appointed the sole UK agent for French manufacturer Onroak Automotive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

#DutchWorldSBK: Lowes leads the rush to Tissot-Superpole at Assen (updated)

Wet weather characterises Day 1 as low grip shuffles the deck

WSBK - Lowes leads the rush to Tissot-Superpole at Assen After a weather forecast that seemed to hint Day 1 in Assen may be hit by the first real wet weather of the season, FP1 at the TT Circuit Assen got underway with rain falling and a wet track under grey skies. With the forecast for the rest of the weekend still unsure, the usual lack of track action in wet conditions was replaced by a good amount of activity on the circuit and riders were keen to begin working on a wet setup should it be needed for either of the WorldSBK races this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 13

Manufacturers at Assen: Track Records

A closer look at the manufacturers’ performances at the TT Circuit Assen

Aprilia have won twice at Assen, with Eugene Laverty in Race 2, 2013 and with Sylvain Guintoli in Race 1, 2014: that was their last podium finish here. Last year their best result was a fourth by Leon Haslam in both races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 11

#DutchWorldSBK preview: Assen awaits on 25th Anniversary

WorldSBK: Van der Mark, Get Set…GO

TT Circuit Assen The paddock returns north for the 25th anniversary of WorldSBK in Assen.  The TT Circuit Assen is a track that breathes history. Racing in the area began over 90 years ago, and the first ribbons of tarmac that would go on to form the modern circuit were first constructed in 1955, before the modifications took place that sculpted it into what it is today: a track of legend, where memories have been made and tempers frayed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 30

Max Nagl returns to form in Assen

FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 16

In only his second event back racing following injury Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl rounded out the GP of The Netherlands with a highly positive sixth overall MXGP class result. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 27

Rossi resists Marquez to take victory at the Dutch Grand Prix

Round 8: Dutch MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Dutch MotoGP race winner Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi signed off a perfect weekend in the Netherlands by emerging victorious from a fantastic battle with Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez to extend his lead in the MotoGP™ championship standings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 26

Rossi razes Assen lap record to take pole position in Dutch Grand Prix qualifying

Round 8: Dutch MotoGP™ – Qualifying

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Dutch MotoGP QP2 In a Qualifying Practice 2 session in which every participant set a lap time quicker than the old Assen pole position record, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi produced one his greatest qualifying performances in recent years to set a new Assen Circuit Best Lap record of 1’32.627 to claim pole position for tomorrow’s Dutch Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 25

Pedrosa sets new Assen lap record in Dutch Grand Prix free practice

Round 8: Dutch MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2

MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda Team - Dutch MotoGP FP2 Dani Pedrosa set the quickest ever lap time at the Assen circuit in this afternoon’s Free Practice 2 session as the Repsol Honda Team finished 1-2 on combined times as they seek to break the recent dominance of their Yamaha rivals.

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Jun 22

Bridgestone MotoGP Dutch TT, Assen preview

Bridgestone MotoGP Round 8 preview

Bridgestone fitting area in the MotoGP paddock Round eight of the 2015 MotoGP™ season is the Dutch TT at Assen, an event that formed part of the inaugural FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season back in 1949. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 18

Cluzel re-ignites title ambition with Dutch WSS Pole Position

Record lap gives Savadori STK1000 Pole in Assen

WSBK - Jules Cluzel Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) will start tomorrow’s fourth round of the World Supersport Championship from Pole Position after a closely fought qualifying session at the 4.542km TT circuit in Assen saw him edge current championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) by 0.137s.

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