Although it is given a cautious thumbs up from riders and teams who still bask in the glory days of the older, more challenging layout, Assen remains one of most exciting venues on the calendar - and the 2009 edition was no exception.

Indeed, despite the fondness for the former circuit, this current version of Assen is still a breeding ground for classic moments and exceptional racing - Ben Spies last lap move on Noriyuki Haga for the win in the opening race is a case point...

With enjoyable battles up and down the field, it was hard to know where to look, but our photographers were there to capture each close moment in the Superbike, Supersport and Superstock class.

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