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New Assen Circuit takes shape

New Assen Circuit takes shape

New Assen Circuit takes shape

Mere days ago, a delegation set up by Paul Butler, Claude Danis and Franco Uncini representing IRTA and the Grand Prix Safety Commission, visited the new facilities at the Assen Circuit.

One of the big changes in track design at the Dutch track is the famous North Loop, now newly profiled like a number of corners. The changes have cut the length of the circuit considerable, from 5.997 to 4.555km.

From October 2005 to this April, 3 million euros have been invested in track improvement materials. 70,000 m3 of earth and 12,000 tons of asphalt. Around 30 people have worked daily to have the track ready for MotoGP's arrival in June.

The work doesn't stop in Assen either. A new parking area is being built, with space for 7000 vehicles, and a theme park in time for 2007.

MotoGP, 2006

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