Opened: 9th of November, 1955
Location: Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands
Length: 2.824 mi
Real-world record: 1:18.765 - Sebastien Bourdais
SRW virtual record: 1:30.407 - SRW_Cossacco
Better-known for its association with two-wheeled racing, there has been a circuit in Assen, in northeastern Netherlands, since 1925 when the inaugural Dutch TT was held there on a 17.75-mile road course.
The current, permanent track was constructed in 1955, although it has seen many changes since. Originally 4.79 miles in length it was reduced to 3.75 miles in 2001 and to 2.82 miles in 2006. Many of its 17 turns have also seen significant alterations, with their fast, banked curves being adjusted for safety reasons. In fact, the only original section of the track is the finish line.
To this day the circuit, dubbed the "the cathedral of motorcycling" still holds the Dutch TT as well as World Superbike events. It has also hosted Champ Car World Series and Superleague Formula races.