WSBK - The 4th round into “the Cathedral of Motorcycling”, Assen
27 April 2017

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WSBK - The 4th round into “the Cathedral of Motorcycling”, Assen


The 2017 Championship arrives in the Netherlands for the fourth round of the season. Riders competing in the production derived World Championship will be racing on the demanding TT Circuit Assen from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 April. With a high bituminous percentage, the asphalt of the circuit has a strong correlation between how aggressive the track is and the external temperature. As a result, with low temperatures, the rear solutions can suffer from problems with tearing, in particular in case of soft solutions and when the track is still poorly rubberised, typically during the Friday sessions.

For this occasion, Pirelli will be deploying a wide range of solutions. 

In particular, in addition to the complete standard range, also two SC1 development solutions will be available for the front. Whereas for the rear, in addition to the soft standard solution, the riders will have the chance to choose between two medium compound development options. Moreover, Pirelli has developed a new rear rain tyre, which might come onto the stage in the event of rainfall at the Dutch track.


In the World Superbike Championship, Alex Lowes and Michael Van Der Mark (on Yamahas sponsored by BMC) are respectively 5th and 6th.


WSBK Driver’s Standing 2017


1       Jonathan Rea                       GB    Kawasaki           145

2       Chaz Davies                         GB    Ducati                 95

3       Tom Sykes                           GB    Kawasaki            91

4       Marco Melandri                  ITA   Ducati                   81

5       Alex Lowes                          GB    Yamaha              65

6       Michael Van Der Mark       NL    Yamaha                 49

7       Jordi Torres                         SPA  Bmw                   48

8       Xavi Forés                            SPA  Ducati                44

9       Leon Camier                        GB    Mv Agusta          38

10     Eugene Laverty          IRL   Aprilia                           30


World Supersport Championship

In the same event of Superbike, will race the World Supersport Championship. Lucas Mahias, on Yamaha equipped and sponsored by BMC, is the leader of the championship.