Rea Looks Ahead To WorldSBK Round 3 In Assen

Jonathan Rea discusses his ambitions for the Dutch Round of the 2024 FIM Superbike World Championship, taking place this weekend from 19-21 April at the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands. 


Putting a challenging start to the season behind him, Rea is ready to return to one of the venues he enjoys the most. While it is another new circuit for his partnership with the Yamaha R1 WorldSBK, history is certainly in Rea’s favour as he has the record of the most WorldSBK race wins at any given track – with an incredible 17 victories at Assen. 


“I’m really excited to go to Assen because it’s a track I really enjoy, I’ve had a lot of success there in the past and I feel it’s going to be a really strong circuit for the Yamaha R1 WorldSBK as well. As always with Assen in April, we need to pay attention to the weather. It will be the first time this season that we will experience really cool conditions, so hopefully on Friday we can get a good feeling with my bike, my crew and step by step work to have a good race package that we can fight for a good result with on Saturday and Sunday. It’s always a really nice event in the Netherlands, lots of fans and lots of travelling support for me coming from the UK as well. I have high expectations for the weekend and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.” said Rea.


Cool spring temperatures and potential rain is forecast during the race weekend, meaning teams will need to be at the top of their game to adapt for changing conditions and set up their riders to duel in one of Assen’s famous last lap clashes.


Weekend Schedule (GMT +2):




Free Practice 1 - 10:30-11:15

Free Practice 2 - 15:15-16:00




Free Practice 3 - 09:00-09:20

Superpole Qualifying - 11:00-11:15

WorldSBk Race 1 - 14:00 (21 laps)




Warm Up - 09:00-09:10

Tissot Superpole Race - 11:00 (10 laps)

WorldSBK Race 2 - 14:00 (21 laps)