Assen Circuit Information:
The Assen Circuit was first used for the Dutch TT in 1925 but this was held around country roads instead of the circuit we know today the race remained unchanged till 1955 when the Assen circuit was built, The circuit went under a radical change in 2006 becoming what is now known as the A style Assen TT circuit after these changes only one piece of track remains the same as the 1955 layout and that is the start and finish straight.
Lap Record: 2015 J.Rea 1″35.889
After a 3 week break the WSBK championship returns to action this weekend and it returns at the famous Assen TT circuit in the Netherlands, The race has been part of the WSBK calendar since 1992 and is still one of the most popular races on the calendar. Recently Jonathan Rea has been the king of this round closing in on the all time win record around the circuit currently held by Carl Fogarty.
Last year the races were again dominated by Jonathan Rea, Rea took the win in race one he was joined on the podium in race one by Chaz Davies and Nicky Hayden who got his first podium of the year in this race, Race two again saw Rea take the win but this time Tom Sykes took second and local man Michael Van Der Mark took an extremely popular third place.
Last time out at Aragon Rea managed to take a commanding early lead in the championship taking a win and a second place while his nearest championship contender could only take a single race win after crashing out in race one, Not only did this open up a 50 point gap in the championship but since historically Aragon has been seen as a Davies favourite circuit many felt Rea taking a win here would be a huge psychological advantage for the Northern Ireland man.
Eurosport 2 Saturday 29th April 9:15am-14:00pm WSBK Qualifying and Race 1
Eurosport 2 Sunday 30th April 10:00am-13:00pm WSBK Race 2 and WSS Race
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