The TT Circuit of Assen (Netherlands) welcomes the WorldSBK paddock to Europe. After the first two rounds staged in Australia and Indonesia, the iconic “Cathedral of Speed” will open the long European segment of the 2023 WorldSBK season, which includes nine races before the grand finale in Argentina.
Alvaro Bautista has been the big protagonist overseas with 5 wins in the 6 races held, allowing him to arrive in Europe with 112 points, 37 ahead of Razgatlioglu. The Spanish rider’s objective is to defend his leadership on a circuit where his main rivals have always proved to be extremely competitive.
“It was a long break but we had a test session in Barcelona that helped us to keep up the feeling with the bike. We arrive in Assen with a strong desire to race and to find back the good sensations of the first two rounds and the test. Assen is always a very peculiar track, with so many changes of direction that make it hard also from a physical point of view. our focus must be high, also considering that the weather conditions could be mixed. We are very motivated and I hope it can be a good weekend for me and the team“.