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Assen to construct new grandstand

TT Circuit Assen have announced that they will contruct a new grandstand at the famous Ramshoek corner.

Construction on the new 9,000 seater stand will begin before the end of the year and will be completed by the first major event to be held there in 2018 – the World Superbike round which takes place at the weekend of 20th – 22nd April.

As well as adding extra capacity for visitors, the new stand forms part of a wider circuit upgrade which will include new catering and toilet facilities. This is the first major track upgrade since the famous Dutch circuit underwent a major redesign in 2006.

Costs for the upgrade are expected to reach €4million with the costs being met in a joint partnership between the owners of the circuit and local government, who no doubt are willing to help in order to continue attracting tourism to the area. Assen is a very popular circuit and fans travel from afar to visit “The Cathedral”, so this investment is key to the local economy.

Assen is the longest running event on the calendar and looks set to continue for a long time yet, and these upgrades can only serve to maintain it’s popularity, both with the riders and spectators.