2023-16-09 IDC TT-Circuit Assen – 4th race of 2023

Already on Thursday September 14th we were at the Assen TT circuit with our team for our TSR day. On Friday we had planned a day of free training to be well prepared for the race on Saturday. The weather was beautifully dry every day and the temperatures rose every day. Unfortunately, Greg Barnes (Gin-Tonic#67) had to withdraw from qualifying and the race on Saturday as he had the flu and no energy for the day.

Jan Houbraken (The Chaser#35), Luc van Gerven (The Bomb#36) and Mark van Bunnik (Fastmarky#77, day license) started the 1st qualifying for the Supersport 600 class in the morning. The track was still quite cold and the air humid, so the faster times would only be set in the 2nd qualifying session. That eventually happened and Luc van Gerven achieved P20, Mark van Bunnik P21 and Jan Houbraken P25.

Result qualifying Dutch Supersport


Mark and Jan did not have such a good start, but Luc van Gerven got away reasonably well and Mark van Bunnik followed him at some distance. Luc was held up a bit during the first laps, but after some overtaking actions he was able to pull away from his pursuers and ride at his own pace. Mark tried the same, but once he passed the riders in front of him, he could no longer catch up with Luc. Jan Houbraken followed this from a distance and was also involved in quite a few battles. Unfortunately, this prevented him from improving his fast lap times from qualifying. Ultimately the result was:
P15 Luc van Gerven
P16 Mark van Bunnik
P19 Jan Houbraken



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