ASSEN LAST EUROPEAN STOP FOR 2016 MXGP
Team Suzuki Press Office – August 26.
The Grand Prix of the Netherlands and the 16th round of 2016 MXGP awakes the FIM Motocross World Championship after a two week break and for the final run of three consecutive events that will draw this season to a close.
This weekend’s fixture at the TT Circuit Assen will see Team Suzuki World MXGP and Team Suzuki World MX2 enter the flat and vast paddock at the historic motorsport venue for the second year in a row. A full line-up on RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 machinery will tackle the specially constructed sandy layout that will sprawl across the final chicane of the road racing asphalt, and will allow the fans to fill the permanent grandstands for excellent viewing possibilities.
Kevin Strijbos and Arminas Jasikonis are optimistic of their chances on the terrain having taken victory and their personal best GP classification respectively last time out on a similar course at Lommel. The Assen sand will not be as deep or as dense as the Belgian surface but the Suzuki duo have already demonstrated their aptitude for the braking bumps, ripples and technical demands that lie ahead.
MX2 will count on Jeremy Seewer and Bas Vaessen (Brian Hsu will not be competing) with the RM-Z250s. For EMX250 European Championship race winner Vaessen, Assen holds special resonance as the event will be the first home Grand Prix for the 18 year old.