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The TT circuit in Assen invests in safety

The TT circuit in Assen invests in safety

The TT circuit in Assen invests in safety

The TT Circuit in Assen has made an extra investment of more than 700,000 Euro to ensure the safety of the public and racers and employed a `Enjoy, don´t destroy´ slogan in a bid to deter trouble-makers who continually blight the event. The investment and project launch has been implemented because the circuit faced some crack-downs from the FIM due to a track invasion during the Dutch TT in 2002. `It is impossible for anyone in the world to imagine that there would be no Gauloises Dutch TT, and we have done everything possible to ensure that such an incident does not recur, so that we can continue a 75 year tradition on the last Saturday in June´, reports the TT Chairman Jos Vaessen.

The safety measures aim at more comfort and an increase the seating capacity. 17,000 new bucket seats will be placed before the end of June, replacing the wooden planks at the Finish and Winterdijk stands. Further alterations for the existing stands are being planned for the coming years. $$$ There will also be more security along the track; ringleaders and fence climbers will be directly removed from the premises. ´For the persistent fence climbers extra control will be put into action, also more than 4 kms of fencing will be improved and over the top of all the fencing extra barbed wire will be placed,´ added Vaessen.

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MotoGP, 2003

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