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Assen: Track Facts
A quick look at all the tracks of the 2009 MotoGP season
A new week and a new MotoGP race. This time the boys and their bikes are off to the Netherlands to sort-out their differences at a little race known as Alice TT Assen. Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo & Casey Stoner enter this round of competition in a 3-way tie for 1st. As the subtitle of the Motorcycle.com MotoGP: 2009 Assen Preview Article Says “It’s anything but lonely at the top”. So, before the race to break a 3-way draw begins, get familiar with the track in this installment of Track Facts “A quick look at all the tracks of the 2009 MotoGP season”. Enjoy. Peace.
Check out the track details and a lap video after the jump.
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Location: Assen, Netherlands
Major Events: SBK, MotoGP, Champ Car, A1 Grand Prix
Circuit Length: 4.555 km (2.830 mi)
Turns: 11 right, 6 left
Lap Record: 1:18.756 (Sébastien Bourdais, Newman/Haas/Lanigan, 2007)