Bike racing? Yes. Camping and parties? Not so much
Assen is internationally famous in the motorcycling world for its TT race, and whilst it is unclear whether the race itself will even have spectators, or if it will take place from 25 to 27 June, it is already certain that the large TT campsite, where tens of thousands of visitors to the TT stay, won’t be allowed. As reported by RTV Drenthe.
There will be no temporary TT Camping around Assen again this year. According to the city council, the current Coronavirus pandemic makes inviting people to camp untenable. “In terms of public health, safety and hygiene, it is not justified”, says the municipality. Tens of thousands of people usually gather in the Hooghalen and Witten neighbourhoods during the race weekend.
According to the city, the police also has insufficient capacity to supervise and enforce all measures that apply during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Although according to TT chairman Arjan Bos and Mayor Marco Out there is still no clear picture whether the Moto GP can even take place from 25 to 27 June, and if it does go ahead then visitor numbers are expected to be more limited. “The regular overnight accommodations offer enough space for this,” says the City of Assen.
Whether those ‘much lower numbers of visitors’ mean that there will be a limited audience, (because the TT will be a test event), nothing is known about this, according to Mayor Out. “At the moment there is no clarity about that,” said Out.