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Assen! | Gustav 2008-06-25 (22:24)
Stort lycka till på Assen nu i helgen och hopaps du kan njuta av att köra i GP! Själv ska jag njuta av att snurra runt lite på Sviestad, inte riktigt samma sak men stort för mig. :-)

Återigen, kör som ett SVIN!

Assen | Jaap Kingma 2008-06-25 (22:01) http://www.jaapkingmaracing.nl jaap@jaapkingma.nl
We had a wunderfull day in Assen today. It feels like being in heaven. Look for pictures www.jaapkingmaracing.nl

Go go go!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Torkel 2008-06-25 (00:23) http://www.tracktimer.com
Great reports Henk-Jan, keep up the good work!
Å kör steinhårt nu Fredde! Hela Sviestad håller tummarna på lördag!

TT Assen Tuesday | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-06-25 (00:01) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Hello racefans,

After a refreshing shower its time to get you informed about Tuesday TT Assen.

Early this morning Jaap Kingma called, and told me that Coos Bezemer was not able to bring the truck from Twello to Assen due to illness...well first best whishes to Coos and after that not thinking about problems...solutions sounds better!.

After Jaap's call I phoned my father in law awake....he is due to his age retired from work, but still
got a big network. He told me after some minutes that a friend of him (also retired) would be pleased to help us.
Not only for the rules above....I'm so lucky with my father in law (don't forget mother's !!!).

Former international truckdriver Gerard lives in Delfzijl...distance Delfzijl - Twello 200kilometers, so
at 9:40hour I started the car to go to Delfzijl and meet Gerard.

Sorry....almost forgotten Linda/Fredrik...they slept many hours after a long monday.
When I was leaving I told them where to put the house key (otherwise my son is not able to get in after school) and that they must eat good and enjoy shower is not bad...."It sounds like my mother is talking"...we see each other again at the circuit in the afternoon.

It was a nice social talking ride with Gerard to Twello, but my car don't got airco, outside the temperature was rising, so it looks like it was raining inside the car (haha)...no problem...better than outside rain!.

We arrived about one clock in Twello and Mark Bezemer (dutch 250cc ONK leader at the moment) opened the door to welcome us. We got a coffee and also shake hands with Mark's sick dad Coos.
At 13:30hour it was time to give Coos our best whishes for early recovery, and Gerard/Mark step into the truck to bring it to Assen. I was riding behind the truck in my "very hot summer car"....just put some summer music in the player and it looks like I was sitting in Mallorca....

So good that Mark was coming with us...he knows exactly the way the tent must be builded, but for all he is a really nice guy.

Riding behind the racing team truck was very special...many other cars where passing us...but I don't matter...we where going to Assen!!. A took some filming pictures, not so easy to do..and when I say a policecar it was a little bit stressfull to get the camera in time away....

We arrived at the circuit at 15:30hour and Fredrik was waiting on the gate. Fredrik/Linda/Jan arrived to the circuit earlier the afternoon and parked already the caravan at the paddock.
So fine...Jaap Kingma was not coming today, but Fredrik/Linda organised everything perfect at the circuit....so you see...its good when the boss is not always around (just kiding Jaap !!, you know what I mean!).

Fredrik brought us in....he was talking to Gerard where to put the truck...but Gerard don't understand English...so we made another "lap"....after some translation we where heading to our paddock area.

A Italian truckdriver has to put his car away (Jaap Kingma Racing is coming!) and then we parked at our staying places for the coming days.

Mark was in charge building the tent...almost finished when IRTA was coming: "Please switch the standing place tent and caravan...we don't want to have the caravan on a TV shot".."..have to say more?...well I asked Fredrik why there where some lines on the stones...thats the maximum place length our truck/tent....

We builded a perfect place and the red carpet was ready for enterance Aprilia 250cc bike.
I don't wait for the bike arriving, due to the fact that I has to bring Gerad back to Delfzijl.

We where walking through the MotoGp paddock and our surprise was getting bigger and bigger.
Not only competition on the track, but also at the paddock...wow what a staying places...racing is no longer only going fast on two wheels ( I knew that already for a while...but its now visual).

Enough for today....tomorrow I pick some clothing together and stay at the circuit till Saturday evening/Sunday morning.

Unfortunately its difficult to get Internet connection...so I don't know if its possible to get you all informed about watz going on, but as I told before...don't think about problems...only solutions counts!.

"see you later"

TT Assen Monday | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-06-23 (23:42) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Hello racefans,

Monday morning at 7:30hour I got a nice SMS wake up call from Linda/Fredrik. They arrived after a long journey at Holland and where heading to Oude Pekela.

We had some talking and at 11:15hour we got into the car to go to Staphorst. Fredrik/Linda met Jaap Kingma/Anne Postma at Staphorst. After a cup off coffee, and put on the new team clothing
(very nice) we where going to Lookwell Bikefashion in Eindhoven.

Lookwell was very pleased to give Jaap KIngma/Fredrik Watz a complete new special TT race leathersuit and gloves. Well you can imagine that we where very gratefull and many, many thanks to Lookwell !!.

We where leaving Eindhoven at 17:00hour and stopped at Apeldoorn due to dinner time. It was not only good eating (thanks Jaap/Anne), but also time for talking and know each other better.

At 20:00hour we where driving from Zwolle to Assen...it was a "cool trip" , many MotoGP trucks where on the road...so no borring ride.
We took a look at the circuit, and people from Assen give all to coming trucks a great welcome!.

When we just where ready to leave, some french people from the paddock asked us if we where able
to bring theme to the centre city Assen. Ok...not a problem at all, we took a "tourist" road and it was good to see that already many people are at Assen to have a special/nice week.

When we say goodbye to our guests, Fredrik told me that we got Alexis Masbou (125cc) on the car.

At a parking place we said hello to Jan and his son (from tommorrow Fredrik/Linda are using Jan's caravan for a sleeping place during the event) and finally we arrived at Oude Pekela at 21:30hour.

Enough car riding for today Fredrik/Linda told me...not so strange when got almost 1.600kilometres
sitting in a car the last 24hours.

We had some coffee....at 22:30hour Fredrik/Linda prefered to go sleeping...they where very tired...

On Tuesday we are going to build our "Jaap Kingma Racing Team" place on the paddock....more news Tuesday evening!

TT Assen 250cc | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-06-22 (21:23) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Hello racefans,

After a long sunday evening/night ride, I would be pleased to say "Welcome in Holland" to the Watz members (don't know how many are joining) on early monday morning.

From the borderline Germany/Holland we are going to my hometown Oude Pekela (20minutes).
There are many possibilities: fresh coffee, breakfast, shower, sleeping...don't know what "Watz racing" prefers....

At 11:20hour we are riding to Staphorst (little village 35minutes south off Assen) to meet Jaap Kingma. We are looking forward to meet Jaap....don't forget Jaap make all this possible!.
Together we go to the Lookwell bikefashion factory in Eindhoven.

Lookwell is proud to give Jaap Kingma a new special made TT leathersuit!. Special moment when Fredrik is fitting this leathersuit...many, many thanks to Lookwell!!

After visiting Lookwell we are going back to Staphorst/Oude Pekela...to enjoy good meal, drink,
shower, social talk and sleeping place.

Monday evening I will write update info!

ONK Assen | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-06-15 (20:30) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Hello racefans,

Weather forecast today Assen circuit was wrong again (thanks!).

After the warmup sessions it was raining for a short time, but the races where all on a dry track, with
"windy sun".

The 250cc race was very nice to watch.

Mike Velthuizen and Ronald Beitler made a little gap to Erwin Posthmus, Lars Kristiansen, Frank Bakker and Mark Bezemer.

Beitler crashed when he was leading and 1 lap later Mike Velthuizen (leading 5 sec.) has to stop
due to mechanical problems. The four behind where now racing for the first place!

At the last lap (some corners for the end) Lars Kristiansen was able to get in front, and he crossed the
finishline as number 1 !!. The other three where on the same "picture" as Lars...great race.

Lars was very happy with his win...he deserved it...victory after hard work!! (nice journey home).

Joakim Stensmo finished fifth (after the first lap third!), just before Ferry Stoffer.
Ferry was disappointed, he got to start pitlane due to low battery starting warmup lap.


1. Lars Kristiansen
2. Mark Bezemer + 0.2
3. Frank Bakker + 0.4
4. Erwin Postmus + 0.6
5. Joakim Stensmo + 17.7
6. Ferry Stoffer + 18.8
7. Martin Johannessen + 40.5
8. Anders Blacha + 64.4
9. Jarno Vos + 64.6
10.Martijn Hoogeboom + 94.9
11.Magnus Sjögren + 104.3
12.Pascal Bras + 108.9
13.Eric Bruls + 1 lap

Fastest laps: Beitler 1.47,9 Velthuizen 1.47,9 Kristiansen 1.48,5 Postmus 1.48,6

EC Reijka 250cc | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-06-15 (20:04) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Race result 250cc Reijka

1. Alvaro Molina
2. Giacomo Lucchetti + 0.8
3. Toni Wirsing + 3.9
4. Omar Menghi + 4.2
5. Thomas Walther + 30.7
6. Alen Gyorfi + 30.7
7. Toby Markham + 30.9
8. Josef Engerisser + 36.2
9. Oli Kohlinger + 40.6
10. Roger Heierli + 61.4
11. Sam Deaken + 1 lap

EC Reijka 250cc | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-06-14 (21:42) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Practice result 250cc Reijka EC

1. Alvaro Molina 1.33,0
2. Omar Menghi 1.33,5
3. Thomas Walther 1.33,9
4. Giacomo Lucchetti 1.34,1
5. Alen Gyorfi 1.34,1
6. Toby Markham 1.34,2

14 competetors...Michal Filla starting from 9th place Supersport 600cc (25 competetors)

ONK Assen | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-06-14 (21:34) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Hello racefans,

Weather forecast was not so good for today...65% rain, 35% sun.
Well...it was dry whole day, 17 degrees, and "windy sunny".

Nice to see the swedish riders again!

Practice result 250cc
1. Ronald Beitler 1.48,0
2. Mike Velthuizen 1.48,1
3. Erwin Postmus 1.48,3
4. Martin Johannessen 1.49,6
5. Ferry Stoffer 1.50,0
6. Mark Bezemer 1.50,0
7. Frank Bakker 1.50,0
8. Lars Kristiansen 1.50,1
9. Joakim Stensmo 1.51,3
10.Jarno Vos 1.53,0

17 competetors

ONK Assen | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-06-11 (22:23) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Almost forgotten...this weekend next round ONK races at Assen.

There will be 18 competetors 250cc...also Swedish?
Weather forecast don't look good (I know...it can't be sunny always)

Saturday 17 degrees (35% sun/65% rain)
Sunday 18 degrees (35% sun/65% rain)

Time schedule 250cc
Saturday practice sessions at 10:50hour and 14:50hour
Sunday warmup at 11:20hour and race started at 14:20hour (12 laps)

TT Assen 250cc | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-06-11 (21:55) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Hello racefans,

Today Jaap, Anne and I visited the press conference Dutch TT 2008.

To get at the circuit was a little bit difficult, the original way is closed due to
road work. Good job organisation TT circuit, in the future 4 strokes instead off two.

Future??...yes...not this TT..delay due to judgement from some "green nature lovers".
Well, riding the "old circuit roadway" brought back good memories...

At 11:00hour the press conference started, some notes?

* nr.64 entry list 250cc: Fredrik Watz Aprilia Jaap Kingma Racing (most important news!)
* This year 60 (!!) Dutch TT racing Worldchampionschip points
* Internet hits website TT organisation month June: 16 million
* Economical area spin off Dutch TT: 110 million euro and 2500 workplaces

There was also some words about the "music/noise" problems TT circuit...but
forget the problems for a moment...this TT is beautiful already with Fredrik coming to Assen.

After the talking it was time for photo shooting at the grid (nice girls...sorry bikes..hahaha).
All this work makes hungry and we enjoyed a perfect dinner at the restaurant.

We had some nice talking about the coming TT...just two weeks from now...


Pictures?...take a look at www.jaapkingmaracing.nl

Assen. | Gustav 2008-06-09 (12:25)
Kul att det blir GP nu! Hoppas det går bra.

ps. pengarna är på väg. ds

gp assen | lillen 2008-06-06 (23:33)
hej!! riktigt skoj att du ska köra gp nu igen :)
lycka till mvh lillen

TT Assen 250cc | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-06-06 (09:18) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Hello racefans,

So nice to see whats going on at Holland to get all things fixed Fredrik racing TT Assen.

3 people (also Hans Smees) are giving the Aprilia lovely threatment...we all know that the
Aprilia is not able speaking...but you can see that she/he (what you prefer..hahaha) wants to
get out on the track with Fredrik for having big fun!!.

Jaap and Anne are busy speaking with partners to get a good financial solution for taking part Grand Prix Assen. There are already many partners involving.....they know that Fredrik/Jaap Kingma Racing get a lot of exposure due to the fact that Fredrik is the only wildcard competetor 250cc.




Next week on wednesday there is a press conference at the Assen circuit. Jaap, Anne and
I will be there big smiling and you never know whats happening.....

Sofar now..wish you all a great sunny weekend!!

TT Assen | Rikard 2008-06-06 (00:38) http://www.gull-racing.com rikard.l.andersson
Lysande med wildcard på Assen. Ska bli riktigt roligt att få se både dig och Robban i VM. (dig igen). Hoppas Jaap Kingma hojen har tillräckligt med mos så du kan visa din kapacitet.

// Rikard Gull-racing

TT Assen 250cc | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-06-04 (11:09) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Hello racefans,

At this moment in Holland there are working many people to get everything done Fredrik racing Dutch TT Assen on Aprilia Jaap Kingma Racing Team end of June.

Wildcard is confirmed so no longer waiting to get things fixed.

Bike preparation, sponsors searching, hospetality borrow, sleeping place...and many more.

Be sure that Fredrik/Linda got perfect threatment, Jaap Kingma is a very good organised team...racing professional but for all.......HAVE FUN, ENJOY THE PARTY!!

Its gonna be busy days for Fredrik, due to the fact that he is the only wildcard competetor Assen 250cc...so many dutch media attention..remember the dutch TT is the bigest sport event in Holland.
(I don't think Fredrik is to impressed, he is not a stressfull guy...enjoy,fun..)

There will be news from Linda, but also its nice watching www.jaapkingmaracing.nl


Kameler | Per-Johan Skoog 2008-05-30 (10:58) perjohanskoog@gmail.com
Fredrik! om du tar en dubbel på SM:et skall jag köpa en kamel och ta hem härifrån.

hälsningar Skoog på ett oljefält in the middle of nowere (Aktau/Kazakstan)

ONK Hengelo | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-05-25 (23:25) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Hello racefans,

Hengelo was perfect this year!.

Saturday beautiful weather (much sun, 23 degrees),nice
practice watching...enjoying "sliding" superbike/supersport.

Nice summer evening weather, live music at the paddock
party tent...this are the days where I think off on a cold rainy
November (January,February,march) afternoon,evening.

Sunday was cloudy (19 degrees) but it stay dry whole day.
The beer was flowing early for many spectators and the races
where very nice to watch....no time for borring...two speakers
got there own competition "who is the most enthousiastic"...

250cc was a three men battle (Beitler, Bakker and Ferry)...at
lap 5 Ferry had a little crash..so there where only two left for the
number one place. Frank Bakker tried at the last corner,
but Ronald Beitler left no passing space.

1. Ronald Beitler
2. Frank Bakker + 0,1
3. Mark Bezemer + 13,0
4. Frank vd Dragt + 36,2
5. Ferry Stoffer + 55,6
8. Hasse Gustafson + 98,2

Just 8 riders past the finish line.


ONK Hengelo | Henk-Jan Laning 2008-05-20 (22:14) http://Oude Pekela hjlaning@hotmail.com
Hello racefans,

This weekend 24,25 May the next round ONK in Hengelo. The weather forecast is not only perfect for racing....but also for watching/walking around the circuit.

Friday 22 degrees, rain threat 5%
Saturday 23 degrees, rain threat 10%
Sunday 22 degrees, rain threat 20%

13 competetors 250cc are standing on the entry list publicated 16 May.
Nice to see that there are also swedish riders coming to Hengelo.

Time schedule 250cc:
Saturday free practice at 9:10hour (20 minutes)
Saturday qualifying at 11:45hour and 15:30hour (30 minutes each)
Sunday warmup at 9:00hour (15 minutes)
Sunday race at 12:00hour (12 laps)

Website organisation: www.hamove.nl

Maybe its not possible for me to put some words at the guestbook this
weekend due to the fact that I am staying at the circuit whitout laptop/computer.

Well first thursday searching for all the "camping stuff" and practice tent building.
(blood, sweat and tears...hahaha)