Next stop – TT Circuit Assen | Home race for Pepijn Bijsterbosch
This upcoming weekend, the International German Motorcycle Championship is going into the sixth round on one of the oldest racetracks on the motorcycle racing calendar. The TT Circuit in Assen in the Netherlands has been on since 1955 and it is an integral part of the IDM. In 2019 the EGS-alpha-Van Zon-BMW team was able to seal the last championship title on the 4.555 km long race track with Ilya Mikhalchik. Also this year the four riders of the team, Ilya Mikhalchick (UKR), Jan Mohr (AUT), Tim Eby (GER) and Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NED), whose home race is the Dutch round of the IDM, hope for maximum success and are looking forward to the presence of spectators also at the upcoming event.
In Schleiz, Mikhalchik, after being out of the previous event in Most – due to his occupation in the 24 hours race of the Endurance world championship on Le Mans, which he finished in third position with the team of team manager Werner Daemen – caught up his lost points with a win and a second place to currently run in second position in the championship standings, just six points behind championship leader Dominic Schmitter. The chances of Mikhalchik taking the lead back this weekend are not bad. Assen is one of his favorite tracks.
Also for Pepijn Bijsterbosch the motivation to do well in his home race is very high. The Dutchman has always had good results on the TT Circuit in the past and hopes to be able to offer something to the local fans. Jan Mohr has prepared well in Schleiz and the direction for next weekend is clear for the 23-year-old. A top result is on the Austrian’s plan. Tim Eby has also prepared well for this weekend with a private test at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, where the IDM event will take place at the end of the month, and is hoping for more championship points at the Dutch stop of the championship.
This event can again be followed via the very professional livestream of the series. Take a look at the IDM’s social media channels or the website www.idm.de.