Yesterday, a couple of friends and I went to the TT in Assen for the MotoGP. It was the first time for me, and WOW, what an event! Almost a hundred thousand people, and a lot of them on motorbike… I never saw so many motorcycles at one time.

TT parking lot

The weather was great, and the races were nice, with a spectacular ending of the MotoGP.

After the finish of the MotoGP, even before the last of the races, most people left, resulting in thousands and thousands of motorcyclists trying to leave at the same time. It took us about an hour – in the burning sun – just to get off the parking lot and onto the highway!

And then the thousands of people who stand along the highway. Some of them have even taken chairs with them, some barbecues, and even 100 kilometers from Assen, the highway overpasses are still filled with people watching and waving at the bikers – you’d almost feel like an Olympic champion!

Update: The official sponsor of the TT is A-Style, as can naturally be seen everywhere along the track, on the tickets, or on the poster, for example. Check out their logo! Who, in his right mind, would ever want to come up with a logo like that?!?

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Monday, June 26th, 2006 Leisure No Comments