NED - NETHERLANDS
ASSEN VAN DRENTHE
Not to be confused with Assen (1925)
Description  
Location Assen - Drenthe - Noord-Nederland
Location Few km South West of Assen a10 km - 6 mi and approx. 10 km - 6 mi Wast of 1925 circuit
Latitude - Longitude + 52°57'44"     + 6°31'26"
52.962222     6.523889
UTM Coordinates X = 333696.435  -  Y = 5870937.303  -  Zone 32U
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia
Altitude AMSL 11 m - 36 ft
Inauguration 1926
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English mail, note Some e-mail by Roelard Smit, March 2005
(2) English ForumForum --> Chat in English --> Aerials of circuits [ENG]
(3) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Benelux --> NED - Assen [ENG]
(4) English en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TT_Circuit_AssenWikipedia
(5) Dutch www.281054.freeler.nl/tt/ttassen.htm
(6) English Dutch www.circuitsofthepast.nlCircuit of the Past
(7) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1709226Track layout
(8) English www.milermeter.com/?r=1709293Track layout
(9) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2840359Track layout
(10) German www.motorradonline.de/d/140404Motorrad
(11) English www.panoramio.com/user/761553/tags/Assen%20.%20NetherlandsPhotos by Roelard Smit
(12) Dutch www.racesport.nl (...)
(13) Dutch www.racesport.nl (...)
(14) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(15) Dutch www.wegraceopmotoren.nl/ttassen/ttassen.htmAll layouts
(16) Italian Autosprint 38/2007 (page 46)Comparison between ChampCar and MotoGP Telemetry
(17) Dutch www.indg.nl (...)2006 proposal [Publishing date: November 2005]
(18) English German Dutch www.tt-assen.comOfficial website
(19) English www.tt-assen.com/cms/Mediainfo-1128.html2005 and 2006 proposals
(20) Dutch www.tt-assen.com/cms/Perszone-965.htmlOfficial website [Publishing date: March 2005]
(21) Dutch www.tt-assen.com/cms/Bouwjournaal3-StreuersvisieopNoordlus17-10-2005-3542.html2006 proposal [Publishing date: November 2005]

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Circuit Van Drenthe
Description  
Years 1926÷1954
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 1926
Closing 1954
Last update of this page March 20th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 16536  m 54252  ft 10.275  mi   (15)
length 16486  m 54086  ft 10.244  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (8)

Circuit Van Drenthe
Description  
Years 1955÷1975
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1955
Closing 1955
Last update of this page March 16th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 7717.8  m 25321  ft 4.796  mi   (15)

Circuit Van Drenthe
Description  
Years 1976÷1980
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1976
Closing 1980
Last update of this page March 20th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points S-Bocht - Bedeldijk - Stroomdrut - De Vennen - Madijk - Ossebroeken - Strubben - Veenslang - Stekkenwal - De Bult - Mandeveen - Duikersloot - Meeuwenmeer - Hoge Heide - Geert Timmer Bocht
length 7717.8  m 25321  ft 4.796  mi   (15)
length 7717.8  m 25321  ft 4.796  mi   (3)
length 7591  m 24906  ft 4.717  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (7)

Circuit Van Drenthe
Description  
Years 1981÷1983
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1981
Closing 1983
Last update of this page March 16th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 7684.9  m 25213  ft 4.775  mi   (15)

Circuit Van Drenthe
Description  
Years 1984÷2001
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1984
Closing 2001
Last update of this page March 16th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 6049  m 19846  ft 3.759  mi   (15)
length 6134  m 20125  ft 3.812  mi   (15)

Circuit Van Drenthe
Description Track layout used from 2002 to 2004. In following years many changes of the track have been scheduled: on this map only ones scheduled for 2005 are shown
Years 2002÷2004
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2002
Closing 2004
Last update of this page March 16th 2003
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points S-Bocht - Haarbocht - Witterdiep - Madijk - Ossebroeken - Strubben - Veenslang - Ruskenhoek - Stekkenwal - De Bult - Mandeveen - Duikersloot - Meeuwenmeer - Hoge Heide - Ramshoek - Geert Timmer Bocht
length 6027  m 19774  ft 3.745  mi   (15)

Circuit Van Drenthe - Zuidlus

South Course
Description  
Years 2002÷2004
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2002
Closing 2004
Last update of this page May 15th 2005
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Veenslang - Ruskenhoek - Stekkenwal - De Bult - Mandeveen - Duikersloot - Meeuwenmeer - Hoge Heide - Ramshoek - Geert Timmer Bocht
length 3881  m 12733  ft 2.412  mi   (18)

Circuit Van Drenthe
Description In 2004 it was decided to deeply renew the circuit. At first it seemed that all works should have been finished in 2005, while later for organisational reasons they decided to do them in two or three years. So 2005 GPs will be raced on a track modified at De Bult and Ruskenhoek curves, while all remaining section will be unchanged. Ruskenhoek will be changed because of 2006 changes, when new North and South Loops will be built; De Bult is changed in order to have a better run-off area.
Years 2005
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2005
Closing 2005
Last update of this page May 15th 2005
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points S-Bocht - Haarbocht - Witterdiep - Madijk - Ossebroeken - Strubben - Veenslang - Ruskenhoek - Stekkenwal - De Bult - Mandeveen - Duikersloot - Meeuwenmeer - Hoge Heide - Ramshoek - Geert Timmer Bocht
length 5997  m 19675  ft 3.726  mi    

Circuit Van Drenthe - Zuidlus

South Course
Description  
Years 2005
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2005
Closing 2005
Last update of this page May 15th 2005
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Veenslang - Ruskenhoek - Stekkenwal - De Bult - Mandeveen - Duikersloot - Meeuwenmeer - Hoge Heide - Ramshoek - Geert Timmer Bocht
length 3851  m 12635  ft 2.393  mi    

Circuit Van Drenthe
Description Just after Superbike GP in September 2005, second step of track renewal will begin, so that winter activity such as such as driving courses and motorcycle trainings, cars and a racing licence course will go on without any stop. The track will be shorten up to 4.7 km by eliminating North section. Moreover, two short cuts will be added, in order to have two short circuitsm that can be used concurrently: Noordlus (North Loop) e Zuidlus (South Loop). Exact layout of these short cuts is not decided yet: on my map I draw two hypotesis for each loop.
Years 2006
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 15th 2005
Info last update March 2005
Designer  
Distinctive points S-Bocht - Strubben - Veenslang - Ruskenhoek - Stekkenwal - De Bult - Mandeveen - Duikersloot - Meeuwenmeer - Hoge Heide - Ramshoek - Geert Timmer Bocht
length 4720  m 15486  ft 2.933  mi   (18)

Circuit Van Drenthe
Description  
Years 2006÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2006
Closing  
Last update of this page April 27th 2009
Info last update May 15th 2005
Designer  
Distinctive points S-Bocht - Strubben - Veenslang - Ruskenhoek - Stekkenwal - De Bult - Mandeveen - Duikersloot - Meeuwenmeer - Hoge Heide - Ramshoek - Geert Timmer Bocht
length 4555  m 14944  ft 2.83  mi   (18)
Straight length 560  m 1837  ft 0.348  mi Longest straight (4)

Circuit Van Drenthe
Description Proposal for modifying the last flat out corner and replacing it with a chicane. It should be ready before A1GP race in 2010
Years 2010
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2006
Closing  
Last update of this page May 27th 2009
Info last update May 2009
Designer  
Distinctive points  

TT Junior Track
Description Short circuit, indipendent from Circuit Van Drenthe. It is possible to divide it into two indipendent halves
Years 2012÷...
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page April 26th 2012
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1005  m 3297  ft 0.624  mi Full circuit (13)
length 508  m 1667  ft 0.316  mi North Course (13)
length 534  m 1752  ft 0.332  mi South Course (13)

Assen Van Drenthe 1926÷1954

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Assen Van Drenthe 1955÷1975

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Assen Van Drenthe 1976÷1980

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Assen Van Drenthe 1981÷1983

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Assen Van Drenthe 1984÷2001

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2002÷2004 Circuit Van Drenthe, full circuit

2002÷2004 Circuit Van Drenthe, full circuit

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2002÷2004 Circuit Van Drenthe, Zuidlus (South Course)

2002÷2004 Circuit Van Drenthe, Zuidlus (South Course)


2005 Circuit Van Drenthe, full circuit

2005 Circuit Van Drenthe, full circuit

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2005 Circuit Van Drenthe, Zuidlus (South Course)

2005 Circuit Van Drenthe, Zuidlus (South Course)


2006 Circuit Van Drenthe, full circuit

2006 Circuit Van Drenthe, full circuit

2006 Circuit Van Drenthe, full circuit

2006 Circuit Van Drenthe, full circuit


Assen Van Drenthe 2006÷...

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Assen Van Drenthe 2010: detail of the proposed chicane

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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
April 27th 2012 TT Junior Track 2012÷... Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
March 23rd 2010     Guido de Carli   Quintin03 Update Description
May 27th 2009 Circuit Van Drenthe 2010 Guido de Carli   Quintin03 Update Description
April 27th 2009     Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Description with map
June 17th 2008     Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Photos (link)
April 8th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 20th 2008     Guido de Carli Roelard Smit Roelard Smit Update Map
November 23rd 2005 Circuit Van Drenthe 2006÷... Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit New Description
November 23rd 2005 Circuit Van Drenthe 2006 Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit New Description
November 23rd 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 15th 2005 Circuit Van Drenthe 2002÷2004 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Roelard Smit New Description with map
May 15th 2005 Circuit Van Drenthe - Zuidlus 2005 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Roelard Smit New Description with map
May 15th 2005 Circuit Van Drenthe - Zuidlus 2002÷2004 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Roelard Smit New Description with map
May 15th 2005 Circuit Van Drenthe 2006 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Roelard Smit New Description with map
May 15th 2005 Circuit Van Drenthe 2005 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Roelard Smit New Description with map
March 20th 2005 Circuit Van Drenthe 2006 Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit New Description
March 20th 2005 Circuit Van Drenthe 2006÷... Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit New Description
January 24th 2004     Guido de Carli     Update Description
March 16th 2003     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
October 29th 2002     Guido de Carli     New Description
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