TT Assen & MotoGP Extend Through 2021
ASSEN, Netherlands – Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and TT Assen Circuit President Arjan Bos have announced that the TT Assen will be part of the MotoGP calendar until at least 2021, keeping it as one of the longest serving tracks in the series’ history.
The contract between the two parties had already been confirmed until 2017, yet with the track’s rich history and its widespread recognition with riders and fans alike, an extension was the natural continuation.
“There’s a reason why Assen is the longest serving track on the calendar. It’s fast nature and excellent layout make it ideal not only for MotoGP bikes and their support classes, but also for the vast number of spectators that turn out every year,” said Ezpeleta. “The contract was already signed until 2017, yet we felt the time was right to really cement it on the calendar and keep the pinnacle of motorcycle racing at the Cathedral for many years to come.”
“The unique status of the Dutch TT (since 1925) is confirmed by the extension of the contract,” said Bos. “MotoGP has its home base in ‘The Cahtedral of speed’ and for young riders it`s always an honour to ride and win in the footsteps of the greatest of the world. This new contract gives us the opportunity for a long term investment.”