The iconic TT circuit in Assen (Holland) will be the stage for the fifth round of the 2021 WorldSBK season which for the first time in the last two years will see the presence of a large audience. The “Cathedral of Speed” will in fact allow people to populate the stands up to two thirds of their capacity to offer an extraordinary show to many fans.
Scott Redding, Michael Rinaldi and the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will take to the track on Friday at 10.30 for the first free practice of the #NLDWorldSBK. Race-1 and Race-2 will be held respectively on Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 pm (CEST).
WSBK | Assen weekend open to the public
The TT Circuit in Assen has given Scott Redding a lot of satisfaction who won 2 consecutive podiums in 2012 and 2013 in the Moto2 class and then celebrated for the first time in MotoGP with the Ducati Desmosedici GP, taking third place in 2016.
Michael Rinaldi’s goal is to return to fight for the podium after the extraordinary weekend at Misano which was followed by the difficulties encountered in England at Donington.
WSBK | Ducati, comeback of pride for Redding
Scott Redding: “I’m ready to race on a circuit that has given me great emotions in the past. The TT is a circuit with a great history where I have always enjoyed racing. For the first time in almost two years we will have the opportunity to compete in races in front of a large audience and this will be a great boost for me. I have many friends in the Netherlands and I consider this round a sort of “Home-GP”. I can’t wait to hit the track on Fridaythe”.
Michael Rinaldi: “I am happy to arrive in Assen on a circuit that I like very much. I have a great desire to redeem the Donington weekend which was not positive. We have made some progress in recent months, we have found speed but the English circuit has somehow highlighted our weaknesses. In Holland we have to find the confidence we had at Misano. I’m sure this is a favorable track both for me and for the characteristics of the bike “.