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The 2016 Dutch GP will be the 68th grand prix event held at the TT Circuit Assen, the only circuit to have been ever present on the World Championship calendar since its inaugural season in 1949. Over the years the tracks layout has changed considerably and it has born witness to some incredible racing.
#RacingTogether: The history of “The Cathedral”
Over the years Assen’s layout has changed drastically, so to celebrate its 68th GP we take a look back at how the circuit has evolved over this time from the original 1925 Tourist Trophy 28.57km street circuit to its current format
How to go fast at the TT Circuit Assen
The current TT Circuit Assen is one of the riders’ favourite. Fast, challenging, and built to reward the brave - you can understand why. Let’s find out the key to going fast around the historic 4.5km track from the teams themselves.
Workshop: Easy on the brakes
Carbon brakes are one of the most important parts of a modern MotoGP™ bike, but at Assen they are hardly used and it can be hard to get them up to temperature. To solve this issue Brembo have come up with a unique solution, which pit lane reporter Dylan Gray investigates…
Overtaking Hotspots: #DutchGP
The 2015 Dutch GP was jammed packed full of overtakes, and a rather dramatic attempt at one at the final chicane. Check out our handy guide to the corners that we expect most of the overtaking action to take place during the race.
Season So Far: Maverick Viñales
One man who will be aiming to battle for the podium come race day is Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Maverick Viñales. The young Spaniard will be joining the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team for 2017 to partner Valentino Rossi, so ahead of the Dutch GP, we take a look at his season so far...
Petrucci: “I turned my head and there was Valentino!”
Another rider who will be hoping for a good performance in Assen is Octo Pramac Yakhnich’s Danilo Petrucci. The Italian missed the first four races of 2016 through injury, so ahead of the Dutch GP motogp.com caught up with Petrucci to discuss his Silverstone podium from 2015, his recovery and what it is like to ride alongside his heroes.
Factory riders confirmed for 2017
Ahead of this year’s Dutch GP Moto2™ Championship contender Alex Rins announced that he would be joining Team Suzuki Ecstar in MotoGP™ for 2017. This means that all of the factory seats for next year have now been filled, so check out this guide to the grid for 2017…so far!
The TT Circuit Assen is a place where history is made, but who will be making it in 2016? Find out when the on track action kicks off at 9am on Friday 24th of June with Free Practice 1.
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