Welcome to the “Cathedral“, welcome to TT Circuit Assen, the university of two wheels, the only GP that is continuously running since 1949, the year of the first Motorcycle World Championship.

A legendary circuit, where motorcycles and bikers are tested by the long straights and fast corners, and where only the best triumph and where future talents come out.

A bit of history, the very first edition was win by Nello Pagani on Gilera, then 3 victories by Geoff Duke on Gilera, 4 by John Surtees (MV Agusta), 4 again by Mike “The Bike” Hailwood. Ago era begins, and he wins the Dutch TT 6 times (5 consecutive).

We arrive at the modern era of the 500 with Barry Sheene riding Suzuki who won 2 times in ’75 and ’76 then Kevin Schwantz in ’90 and ’91. The 500 closes with the 5 consecutive victories of Mick Doohan (between ’94 and ’98). The last victory of a 500 at Assen will be the one of the great Max Biaggi in 2001 with Yamaha.

The 4-stroke era of the MotoGP begins and Valentino Rossi will win the Dutch TT eight times, with Casey Stoner’s interludes in 2009 with Ducati and 2012 with Honda, then Marc Marquez with two wins over six participations.

But let’s go to the race. Great test in Moto3 for the team Estrella Galicia 0,0 that starts from the fourth box with the Spaniard Aron Canet: a real capital fighter test for him, author of a hard-fought race. At the end he will be second behind the Spanish Martin and overtaking the Italian Bastianini at the last corner.

But today’s news, after a series of troubled GP is the seventh place of our Darryn Binder of Team Ajo Red Bull KTM, very close to the top and finally in the top 10, go DAZ!

Moto2 without big surprises, with Bagnaia, author of the pole and GP winner. Behind him, battle for the podium between Mir, Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0.0), Quartararo and Schrotter; after numerous overtakings Quartararo and Alex Marquez got the 2nd and 3rd step of the podium. Good performance for Marc’s brother, he showed fighter skills, able to understand the moments of the race and exploiting them to his advantage.

Excellent performance also for our South African rider, Brad Binder, who started from the 22nd box and  author of a great comeback, overtaking after overtaking, is able to close 7th behind his team-mate Oliveira, just 6 seconds from the podium.

In MotoGP we have witnessed an epic race, maybe one of the most exciting of the last five years. Continuous overtaking, a leadership in the balance until the last laps with at least 6/7 drivers able to win the Dutch TT.

Among them, a superlative Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar). As we said at the opening, true talents come out at Assen, here Alex has passed the exam at the university of motorcycling.

After a quick start, Alex Rins is always among the fastest on the track, in the end the victory is only touched, behind Marc Marquez. Hell of a last lap, with our Spaniard attacked by Viñales (Yamaha), but managing to overcome him in the last chicane of the circuit. An incredible race, which launches the young of Barcelona, ​​already author of two podiums this season, for the next GP!

See you in two weeks at Sachsenring for what will surely be a super GP of Germany!

We are preparing for this GP the helmets for our Mika Kallio, who will play his third Grand Prix this year with the Red Bull KTM Team, as a wild card.

Stay tuned!