WELCOME TO THE CATHEDRAL OF SPEED!
Compared to the three circuits already done, however, the TT-Circuit Assen is completely different: a few straights, a few hard brakings, very high average speed distinguish the 4542 meters of the Cathedral of Speed.
Therefore a completely different story begins; here it is fundamental to have a very quick and smooth bike in the corners, the Top Speed is almost completely irrelevant and the ability to connect the 21 curves is fundamental, to miss a trajectory means to lose a lot of time.
Another problem will be the cold that “come with us” already from the Motorland Aragon; in Assen in the weather forecast even the snowflake appears!On this mythical “old style” track Jonathan Rea has always been very effective and seems to be the right occasion to beat the dominant victories, at least so far, of Alvaro Bautista!
And Yamaha and BMW can’t be considered out of the games, in such tortuous circuits they can be very competitive.
Finally, usually, the races here are very tight and are decided only with the final sprint.
Isn’t this enough to keep you glued to the screens? Well then you think that here Eugene Laverty has already won three times …
Here are the times to follow every minute of action:
The programming of SKY Sport MGP / HD
9.00-9.30, Supersport 300, 1A free practice
9.40-10.10, Supersport 300, free practice 1B
10.30-11.20 am, Superbike, Free practice 1, live
11.30-12.15, Supersport, Free practice 1
13.30-14.00, Supersport 300, Free practice 2A
2.10pm-2.40pm, Supersport 300, 2B free practice
15.00-15.50, Superbike, Free practice 2, live
16.00-16.45, Supersport, Free practice 2
9.00-9.20, Superbike, Free practice 3
9.35-9.55 am, Supersport, Free practice 3
10.10-10.25, Supersport 300, 3A free practice
10.35-10.50, Supersport 300, 3B free practice
11.00-11.25, Superbike, Superpole, live (also on Eurosport 2 / HD)
11.40-12.05, Supersport, Superpole, live (also on SKY Sport Uno / HD)
12.20-12.40, Supersport 300, Superpole A, live (also on SKY Sport Uno / HD)
12.50-13.10, Supersport 300, Superpole B, live (also on SKY Sport Uno / HD)
2.00 pm, Superbike, Race 1, live (also on SKY Sport Uno / HD and Eurosport 1 / HD)
3.15pm, Supersport 300, Last Chance Race
9.00-9.15, Superbike, Warm up
9.25-9.40 am, Supersport, Warm up
9.50-10.05, Supersport 300, Warm up
11.00 am, Superbike, Superpole Race, live (also on Eurosport 2 / HD)
12.15, Supersport, Race, live (also on SKY Sport Uno / HD and Eurosport 2 / HD)
2.00 pm, Superbike, Race 2, live (also on SKY Sport Uno / HD and Eurosport 2 / HD)
3.15 pm, Supersport 300, Race
TV8 / HD programming
2.00 pm, Superbike, Race 1, live
13.00, Superbike, Superpole Race, replica
2.00 pm, Superbike, Race 2, live
All times refer to the Italian time, for live hours the time refers to the green light, for replicas and deferred instead to the beginning of the transmission.
TV8 (channel 8 of DTT and Tivù Sat)
TV8 / HD (SKY channel 121)
SKY Sport MGP / HD (channel 208 of SKY)
SKY Sport Uno / HD (SKY channel 201 and DTT channels 372 and 382)
Eurosport 1 / HD (SKY channel 210)