Assen Trip 2017

A number of Auto 66 marshals and officials have recently returned from a weekend in the Netherlands, visiting the TT Circuit, Assen, for the first part of the ‘showdown’ to determine the ultimate BSB champion. As a thank you to those marshals and officials who have put endless hours of hard work into the 2017 season for Auto 66, Peter Hillaby, Head of Organisation, arranged the trip overseas by drawing out a number of names from a list of those who have attended the most meetings throughout the year, both at Oliver’s Mount and club meetings. MSVR very kindly donated some tickets to our competition winners, which allowed them to watch an action-packed weekend of racing, along with full paddock access over the two days at this unique circuit, which happens to be the only track outside their own country where the British choose to organise a BSB race.

The group were not only there to watch the racing, but to also take in some of the local culture, paying a visit to Groningen, Assen, Volendam and Amsterdam, before rounding out the trip and hopping on-board the ferry back to Hull. The trip was very much enjoyed by all who attended and it provided a great opportunity for the group to relax and enjoy a bit of time to themselves as a reward for all of their voluntary work, without which, racing just would not be able to happen. Some of our marshals made the following comments:-

“I had a great time at Assen. I met and was able to talk to marshals and members who I haven’t really had chance to get to know before which was great!”
Dave Clark – Start/Finish Line

“I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, I loved every part of it. Especially watching the racing and being able to walk amongst the racers. Everything ran like clockwork. The hotel was beautiful and all the staff were lovely. I really liked how the trip was split into racing and viewing the Dutch culture which was really lovely to see.”
Millee Lloyd – Course Car Driver & Scrutineer

The Trip was Norman Ward’s first ever trip outside of the UK, he said:

“I had a fabulous time with great people! A well organised trip, thank you Auto 66! I still haven’t stopped laughing!”

Auto 66 would like to take this opportunity to thank all of it’s marshals and officials, who all contribute many hours of hard work and dedication to the club, often going above and beyond their call of duty to make our meetings a great success. Each and every one of you, no matter how many or few meetings you attend throughout the year, are so valuable to the club and we hope to have you with us for many more years going forward.

The club are always on the look out for new marshals, so if you are interested or would like any more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Chief Marshal, Shaun Dalton:
Tel: 07895086860
Email: tempesttwo@live.co.uk

The Circuit Office:
Tel: 01723 373000
Email: office@auto66.com.