Assen is the only venue to have held a round of the Motorcycle World Championship every year since its creation in 1949. The circuit was purpose built for the Dutch TT in 1955, with previous events having been held on public roads. The track is narrow, with rapid changes in direction, and is fully surrounded by grass banks and grandstands, providing excellent viewing for the hundreds of thousands of fanatical spectators who are drawn to the most prestigious event in Dutch motorsport every year. A huge favourite with riders, Assen is well known for its festive and extravagant atmosphere.
In 1999 the circuit was modified with a new grandstand, control tower, press centre and renovated boxes. Modifications to the Assen circuit over the winter of 2005/6 saw the length of the championship’s longest serving track cut from over 6km down to 4.555km/2.83miles.
|Pole Position||1m 31.504s (178.6km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Lap||1m 32.500s (176.7km/h) Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia, 2022)|
|Race Time||40m 25.205s (175.2km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|2023 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|
|2023 Sprint Winner||Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati)|
An incredible race from Iker Lecuona demonstrated brilliant potential after a weekend of constant improvements, his charge ultimately cut short. Ahead of Sunday’s Dutch Grand Prix, it was announced that Marc Marquez had been declared unfit as a result of the injuries sustained at the German GP last week, which… read more.
Marc Marquez will sit out the Grand Prix at the TT Circuit Assen after being declared unfit as a result of the injuries sustained at the German GP last week, which have been aggravated further in Assen.
Iker Lecuona continues steps forward as Marc Marquez battles through limitations on reserved Dutch GP Saturday. Complications continued for Marc Marquez on Saturday as he saved himself for the key moments of the day. The eight-time World Champion had already identified Q1 as the first critical point of the day… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team arrive in the Netherlands for the last round before the summer break, Marc Marquez back after missing the Grand Prix in Germany with Iker Lecuona alongside him as Joan Mir continues his recovery. After a bruising weekend in Germany, Marc Marquez will return to the Repsol… read more.
Lone wolf Stefan Bradl was able to make steady steps forward as he and the Repsol Honda Team worked to improve the RC213V. Meanwhile, Pol Espargaro was forced to withdraw from the race. Saturday in Assen would prove to be a day of progress for Stefan Bradl. Struggling to get… read more.
Pol Espargaro battled intense phsyical discomfort as the Repsol Honda Team begin the Dutch Grand Prix weekend in Assen, already facing wet and dry conditions. The heat of Germany gave way to a wet and wild morning in the Netherlands as Round 11 of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship began.… read more.
One last race before the mid-season Summer Break and both Pol Espargaro and Stefan Bradl know what they have to do this weekend. Assen offers a radical change from the demands of the Sachsenring, the tight anti-clockwise German track making way for the fast and flowing Dutch circuit. Having held… read more.
An incredible charge through the field from Marc Marquez at the Dutch TT delivered seventh from 20th on the grid as Pol Espargaro clinches another top-ten. Round nine of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship was held under clear skies at the historic TT Circuit Assen, the Repsol Honda Team lining… read more.
After two days full of promise, Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez were left disappointed after being unable to deliver in Qualifying, Marquez walking away from his second fall of the event. Saturday in Assen continued Pol Espargaro’s fine form from Friday, keeping his RC213V consistently inside the top ten as… read more.
An impressive morning performance from Pol Espargaro marked a positive start to round nine of the World Championship as both he and team-mate Marc Marquez hold provisional spots in the top ten after the opening day in the Netherlands. Conditions at the TT Circuit Assen deteriorated throughout the course of… read more.
After Marc Marquez’s emotional 11th straight victory at the Sachsenring, the Repsol Honda Team are refocused for a new, and different, challenge at The Cathedral. Held each June, the TT Assen is an iconic Grand Prix – Assen was the only circuit on the calendar to have held a round… read more.
Second place after a spirited battle at The Cathedral sees Marquez walk away with an even greater championship lead. Somewhat cooler than predicted temperatures at the TT Circuit Assen, 44°C track temperature, added an extra challenge to the 26-lap Dutch GP. Losing a place off the line, Marc Marquez quickly… read more.
Marc Marquez saves another incredible moment on his way to head the second row of the grid for Sunday’s Dutch GP. Saturday’s action at ‘The Cathedral’ started in typically exciting fashion as the MotoGP World Championship fought for the top ten places in Free Practice 3. A late charge moved… read more.
A conservative Marc Marquez ended the opening day in Assen in seventh, after suffering a heavy fall in FP1 Jorge Lorenzo has been forced to withdraw from the Dutch GP. Cool morning proceedings gave way to warm running in the afternoon at the 2019 Dutch GP. Marc Marquez started the… read more.
With an extended championship lead and a successful test, the Repsol Honda Team arrive in Assen with clear goals. Known as ‘The Cathedral’, Assen is steeped in history as the only circuit to have hosted a round of the World Championship every year since 1949. The fast and flowing nature… read more.
The 70th Dutch TT at Assen will probably long be recalled by bike fans around the world as one of the best MotoGP races in the series’ history; the eight protagonists for a podium finish in today’s 26-lap battle will definitely remember it that way. The fight began when the… read more.
Sunny weather (somewhat unusual but universally praised) welcomed the MotoGP field on the opening day of the Dutch TT at Assen, and with a favourable forecast continuing for the rest of the weekend, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa started their preparation for Sunday, working on the RC213V’s race setup. After setting… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez arrives in Assen for the eighth round of the MotoGP Championship leading the standings by 27 points and resolved to best manage whatever situations the weekend may throw at him, with an eye on the title fight. Teammate Dani Pedrosa worked on a slightly different setup… read more.
Marc Marquez took a crucial third place at TT Assen that, along with Viñales’s DNF today, reduced his gap from the top of an incredibly close Championship classification to just 11 points, despite currently being in fourth place behind Dovizioso, Viñales and Rossi. Changing weather played a tricky role again… read more.
Qualifying day at the Dutch TT dawned wet as expected, with all of the day’s sessions affected by rain to greater or lesser extents. Marc Marquez set the third fastest time in FP3 on a wet track and the seventh fastest in FP4 in mixed conditions before attaining a very… read more.
Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa set the third- and 10th-fastest lap times during the cloudy yet almost totally dry opening day of the Dutch TT. With weather forecasts showing a high chance of rain for tomorrow, Marc and Dani tried several Michelin tyres and worked on their bike setup before… read more.
The Repsol Honda Team is ready to return to action for two back-to-back races, the TT Assen on 25 June and the German GP on 2 July, which will be followed by a four-week summer break. Approaching the TT Assen, the World Championship standings see Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa in… read more.
Marc Marquez’s brilliant and very important second-place finish in one of the trickiest races in recent years was enhanced by the amazing debut win of Honda satellite rider Jack Miller, who perfectly mastered the second part of the Dutch TT. The lottery that is a MotoGP race run in such… read more.
Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa experienced a demanding Saturday at Assen today, leading to mixed results for the Repsol Honda riders. The weather conditions were typical of the Netherlands, variable and quickly changing, but Marc was able to positively deal with both the dry FP3 session, finishing in second position,… read more.
There were mixed feelings for the Repsol Honda men on a cloudy-but-dry opening day of the Dutch TT in Assen, with Marc Marquez finishing in a close third position, while Dani Pedrosa ended up 11th. In the morning, each of the teammates spent the whole session on just one set of tyres,… read more.
After achieving a double podium finish in Catalunya a fortnight ago, the Repsol Honda Team are en route to Assen, Netherlands, a circuit with such a long motorcycling tradition that it has earned the nickname “The Cathedral.” Though its main straight is just 560m long, Assen still boasts one of… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have experienced another strange race weekend in Assen at the Dutch TT. Qualifying 3rd and 4th on the grid for today’s 26 lap race, both riders showed strong pace throughout the practice sessions. However, in this morning’s warmup session, Dani suffered a high… read more.
Qualifying for the Assen TT was an incredibly tough battle with the top seven riders separated by just 0.4 seconds. Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez secured a front row start in third place for tomorrow’s 26 lap race after recording his fastest time of 1’32.886 on his final lap of eight.… read more.
Fresh from his podium finish in Catalunya, Dani was immediately fast out of the box in this morning’s FP1 session – which he led for the majority – ending up third fastest with his time of 1’34.570 (lap 19/19). Dani did an exhaust comparison today and worked on various setups… read more.
After mixed fortunes in Catalunya, the Repsol Honda Team are en route to Assen, Netherlands. The longest-running event on the MotoGP calendar, the Dutch TT in Assen is always held on the last Saturday in June in a carnival atmosphere that attracts raceday crowds of more than 100,000. Assen’s foundations… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has taken his eighth win from eight races, continuing his flawless run in 2014, and has become the youngest rider to win eight successive premier class races (21 years 131 days), taking the record from Mike Hailwood (24 years and 71 days) who won the eighth… read more.
After yesterday’s unfamiliar dry conditions in Assen, today the unpredictable Dutch weather arrived. Fortunately both Repsol Honda riders, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, recorded a time yesterday to promote them into this afternoon’s Q2 as this morning’s FP3 session the track wasn’t fully wet – or dry – and neither… read more.
It’s been a positive first day at the Assen TT for Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. This morning on a ‘green’ track, the riders were placed 4th and 8th respectively, but as the temperatures and track improved in the afternoon, they found their rhythm in FP2. Marc finished… read more.
After their seventh win in-a-row, the Repsol Honda Team are en route to Assen, Netherlands in peak form. The longest-running event on the MotoGP calendar, the Dutch TT in Assen is always held on the last Saturday in June in a carnival atmosphere that attracts raceday crowds of more than… read more.