The circuit of the Dutch GP, according to Brembo data, is not very demanding on the brakes (only 31% of braking time). The fast curves, in fact, generally result in braking that is not very demanding, with the fast sections allowing excellent cooling of the braking systems. Three key braking points are at turns 1, 9 and 16.
The track, however, remains very challenging in terms of technique, and is defined in fact, the University of the motorcycle for its selectivity: narrow and winding, it is a technical circuit, spectacular and quite driven, with many changes of direction and a single stretch, the straight of 500 meters.
Born as a 28 km course on roads open to the public, which earned it the initials TT (Tourist Trophy), in homage to the one on the Isle of Man and until 2015 the scene of the race on Saturday (in deference to the Calvinist religion that imposes Sunday rest), today Assen is a track of 4542 meters, with the weather being much more of a variable.
The track has 18 curves, 6 on the left and 12 on the right. It is the classic motorcycle circuit made of curves and counter curves and few straights. The longest is 487 meters. The possibilities of overtaking are found in turn 1 and turn 3, then after the hairpin of turn 5, new stretch towards the fast chicane of turns 6 and 7. Last chance with the final chicane, always the scene of great overtaking, which leads to the finishing straight. 🔥