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TT Circuit Assen renewed and ready for bikers pilgrimage

TT Circuit Assen renewed and ready for bikers pilgrimage

TT Circuit Assen renewed and ready for bikers pilgrimage

The hundreds of thousands of bike fans set to descend on the TT Circuit Assen in Holland this weekend will be greeted by the sight of renewed and updated facilities and a modified racetrack. €23 million has been invested over the last three years to completely revamp the historic venue, with a new main Grandstand, hospitality buildings, Race Control Tower, 34 pit boxes, Media Centre, Medical Centre and modifications to the track itself.

Several new run-off areas had been incorporated in time for the 2001 season, and this year further alterations have been made, specifically on the former Veenslang and Ruskenhoek corners, where the main straight has been moved 50 metres eastwards to enlarge the paddock area. The Mandeveen and Duikersloot corners have also been moved back 10 metres to create a larger run-off area in the far southern part of the racetrack.

With the track length shortened from 6,049m to 6,027m, plans are already in place for further reductions in order to accommodate several new corners surrounded by a new 23,000-seater grandstand. Proposals are also being discussed for a motorcycle and car theme park, with a hotel, mega-cinema, discotheque, exhibition hall, technical school and bike shop.

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MotoGP, 2002, Gauloises Dutch TT

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