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New measurements determine exact length of Assen circuit

New measurements determine exact length of Assen circuit

New measurements determine exact length of Assen circuit

The remodelling works that recently commenced at the Assen Circuit at the end of last year will reduce the length of the Dutch track more than had initially been predicted. New measurements have confirmed that "The Cathedral" will end up being exactly 4.555 meters and not the 4.750 that had been announced up until now, after a series of modifications that will take place in order to improve the safety of the circuit, which will be ready for the visit of the MotoGP World Championship in 2006.

Assen, traditionally one of the longest circuits on the calendar, will be adjusted after the coming year in accordance with the average length of the rest of the MotoGP stages.

One of the areas which will be subjected to the most changes is the North Loop. A parking zone will be fitted there, along with new terraces and services. On a track level, these works will see important changes in the profile of some of the bends, in angulation and sloping as much as length. The 2006 Dutch Grand Prix is provisionally marked down for June 24th.

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MotoGP, 2006

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