Ducati motorcycle racing back on track!
2 Jun 2021
A welcome return for Ducati Club Races 2021 and their teams as Covid -19 as restrictions are finally eased and competitive racing got back up and running. The TT circuit in Assen, Netherlands hosted the 3-day annual popular motorcycle event which started 28th ‘til 30th May.
The TT Circuit Assen is a motorsport racetrack built in 1955 and located in Assen, Netherlands. Host of the Dutch TT, it is popularly referred to as “The Cathedral” of motorcycling by the fans of the sport.
Devoted Ducati motorcycle enthusiasts “Racing Team Kock” have been racing across top European circuits for many years. They exchanged the street for the circuit as their hobbie turned into something a little more challenging.
What makes Racing Team Kock even more unique is that they are brothers; Johnny, Marcel and Harold Kock together make the Ducati Team. It started with a first track day in France at Folembray in 2001 and has now been competing in the 3D Cup for 10 years. A competition that has been set up by the Dutch Ducati Dealers.
Racing Team Kock: Harold, Marcel and Johnny
Harold pictured left doing some final checks
Brothers Johnny and Harold go head to head
Harold celebrates his outstanding 3rd place podium finish
The TT circuit in Assen were perfect conditions for racing and team Kock took full advantage with podium finishes in all three races. Harold explained: “It had everything, fun, good weather and what a battle on the track! Johnny came second in two races, and I came third three times. The last race was the best with close racing, challenging my brother, and changing position every round. My heart was beating fast, and I was full of adrenaline, my best round this weekend was a 1.48 lap. What could be a better feeling than competing with a speed of over 250 km/ph with your own brother in a magnificent race.”
Although the event was not open to the public, Crest’s Managing Director Arnold van Huet who has been a sponsor and supporter of Racing Team Kock for many years, attended the event as an acting mechanic to the team and was delighted with the teams’ results. Arnold said: “It was a very good race and fantastic to support the team”.
Crest would like to congratulate the team and wish them continued success for the rest of the season.