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That’s definitely not ‘double Dutch’ !

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World Superbikes were at the Assen circuit for the third round of the season last weekend.

The first event on the weekend schedule, before the traditional afternoon Open Paddock, was the inauguration of the Assen Junior TT Circuit, built in record time at the entrance and designed to help Dutch youngsters enter the world of bike racing.

Six WSB riders were present at the event: Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike), John Hopkins (Crescent FIXI Suzuki), Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport), Carlos Checa (Ducati Althea), Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team), who posed for photographs and signed autographs.

Rea, Hopkins and Haslam did a couple of laps of the track together with the youngsters. The first two were on mini-bikes, while Haslam was on an even smaller pocket-bike.

Also present at the inauguration were Barry Veneman, the ex-IDM, World Supersport and wild-card Superbike rider last year at Assen, now coach for the Dutch Motorcycle Federation's youth sector, Paolo Ciabatti (SBK Superbike Director), the Mayor of Assen, the Governor of the Province of Drenthe, the President of the Dutch National Olympic Committee, the Board of Directors of the TT Circuit and the KNMV (Dutch National Motorcycling Federation).

That’s how to do it !!

Although we do have one or two special ‘faces’ on our own BikeWise Mini Bike Club’s bike’s over the years !!

Leon Haslam, Cal Crutchlow & Steve Brogan on their BikeWise MIni Bike Club Bikes John McGuinness & Shakey Byrne have an 'arresting time' at the BikeWise Mini Bike Club