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(EN) Preview TT Circuit Assen / Netherlands

Next stop: the cathedral of motorcycle racing

The WorldSBK paddock arrives on one of the most traditional racetracks of motorcycle racing – the TT circuit in Assen / Netherlands - only one week after the third round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike world championship in Spain. Markus Reiterberger had to fight a lot of bad luck at the European opening round last weekend in Aragón and was not able to show how comfortable he is feeling on his BMW S 1000 RR. Also in Assen the weather is a patchy topic. It can be quite awkward on the Dutch circuit at this time of the year and it’s alleged to be said, that there were years when it even snowed in April. It remains to be seen what Saint Peter has prepared for “Reiti” and the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team.

The TT Circuit in Assen is the only racetrack where there have been motorcycle world championship races taking place in every year since the foundation of the Motorcycle world championship in 1949. The Superbike world championship will be hosted for the 25thtime in the Dutch province in the North of the country this year. The TT Circuit is equally popular amongst riders and fans for its festival atmosphere and promises exciting races also in 2019 again.

Markus Reiterberger #28:

“Assen is a circuit where it feels like I have done a million laps already. I really like this track and have had the pleasure to celebrate some great successes here in the past. The weather plays an important role here and it can be interesting also this year again. If there is no storm, then I am confident to continue with the positive trend. Aragón left a sour taste because of all the bad luck we had there. But it wasn’t really that bad I have to say. We were able to improve in so many areas and I felt much more comfortable on the bike and I can work with it better. I hope that in Assen I can also show this in the races and that we will have a little bit less misfortune this time.”

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