The 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship – WorldSBK is returning to Assen this weekend, after missing out in 2020.
Despite measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the track in the Netherlands will receive two-thirds of the audience in the stands.
There will be some COVID-19 measures in place including for entry into the circuit, while the paddock will not be accessible for spectators. Catering facilities and merchandising stands will be open throughout the weekend for fans to get the full experience being back at a racetrack.
Spectators who bought tickets for last year’s cancelled event will be able to access the circuit for the 2021 round.
The iconic Assen venue has been a part of WorldSBK ever since 1992 and despite missing out in 2020 after the pandemic took hold, it’s back in emphatic style for 2021.
Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK) leads Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) by just two points in what is a huge title scrap; will the pendulum swing once again this weekend?
Home race for Van Der Mark
Heading into the round in fine form are the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team of Tom Sykes and Michael van der Mark, with the latter at home and ready to put on a show in front of the Dutch fans.
Van der Mark has an impressive seven podiums at Assen and on the last visit, he beat Jonathan Rea to second in a final run to the line to give the home crowd what they wanted.
So, get ready for the Prosecco DOC Dutch Round from July 25th to 27th. For more info, access the WorldSBK website.