Jul 282016
 
The Lotus ELise Race 250

The Lotus ELise Race 250

The latest race car from Lotus, the new Elise Race 250 distils the famous company’s engineering expertise into one hardcore package.

Eligible for many race series around the world, this car packs a supercharged, 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine with a 6 speed manual gearbox. The Elise Race 250 boasts 243 hp (246 PS) at 7200 rpm and an impressive 250 Nm of torque between 3500 rpm and 5500 rpm.

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, commented, “The Elise Race 250 is the fastest, most focused Elise we’ve ever produced and, judging by what it’s capable of on track, it looks set to become a favourite with our racers around the world.”

The fastest Elise racer yet

The fastest Elise racer yet

 

The arrival the new Elise Race 250 coincides with the 50th celebrations for the founding of the famous factory in Hethel, Norfolk, when in 1966, founder Colin Chapman moved Lotus to the purpose-built facility. Today, all Lotus cars are developed on the same test track responsible for the company’s famous Grand Prix racers. As the spiritual home of Team Lotus, its heritage includes seven World Constructors’ Championship titles and six World Drivers’ Championship.

 

Elise Cornering

The Elise Cornering

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price

UK (Including VAT at 20%) £53,500
UK (Excluding VAT) £44,583
USA (Excluding local taxes) $76,200

 

 12:07 am  Motoring, Outdoor Living
Mar 272011
 
Mirco Demuro Victoire Pisa Dubai

Italian jockey, Mirco Demuro on Japanese horse Victoire Pisa wining Dubai Cup 2011

The Group One US$10 million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline has been won by Victoire Pisa.

Yoshimi Ichikawa owner of Victoire Pisa winner of Dubai Cup 2011

Yoshimi Ichikawa owner of Victoire Pisa winner of Dubai Cup 2011

Victoire Pisa won a race which culminated in a virtual stampede close home – as the first five home could have been covered by a desert rug. The four year old won for trainer Katsuhiko Sumii, jockey Mirco Dimuro, but most of all for some sort of poetic justice.

Japanese horses are not notable for their successful forays on foreign soil, but here, in the nation’s most devastating of times, came victory in the biggest one them all, the most valuable horse race in the world.

There is no such animal as a deserved victory in sport, but racing does possess the pleasant habit of spewing out a result to please all including the vanquished. No-one was mad.

For the second year running it was payback too for jockeyship of the utmost daring. The pace set by Transcend and Shinji Fujita (which would have its own reward in second place and a Japanese forecast) was slow enough to raise a titter.

Stopwatches were almost put away to be replaced by the turning pages of a calendar. The only rider seemingly disturbed by this was Demuro who circled the entire field down the back straight and then invited one of his 13 rivals to do the same. That they could was testament to the Italian’s shrewdness and the unbound courage of the colt beneath him.

It was a beautiful victory and a beautiful story, appropriately enough emerging from a most gorgeous collection of horseflesh.

http://www.dubaiworldcup.com/

 4:52 pm  Horses
Jan 242011
 
SIR CHAY BLYTH

Sir Chay Blyth, new Ambassador to Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta

Sir Chay Blyth, CBE, BEM, takes his place as Ambassador to the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta next to Lady Pippa Blake who has already confirmed her support for this, the first ever official reunion and regatta. Sir Chay is the second Ambassador to be appointed to the event, which takes place on 1-5 November in Alicante later this year.

Sir Chay was the first person to sail non-stop westwards around the world in 1971 on the 59’ yacht, British Steel, taking 292 days, for which he was awarded a CBE. He openly admits that when he set off in 1970, he knew nothing about navigation or sailing and thought he would teach himself as he went along. The Times in London later described his voyage as ‘the most outstanding passage ever made by one man alone’, and thousands came to greet him on his return.

Blyth’s next challenge was the inaugural Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973-74, the forerunner to what is now the Volvo Ocean Race, where his yacht, Great Britain II won line honours, setting a bench-mark record for the circumnavigation of 144 days. He skippered the same yacht again in 1981-82, the third Whitbread Race, but this time Great Britain II was renamed United Friendly and the 77’ yacht went on to compete in five consecutive Whitbread races, something that is hard to imagine in today’s professional era.

Sir Chay is very much looking forward to event in Spain next year. “I am delighted to be invited to be part of Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta. It will be a wonderful opportunity to reunite many old friends and recall the days when racing round the world was an adventure, with the ocean providing one of the last great challenges,” he said.

The Volvo Ocean Race Legends will celebrate the long and varied history of the world’s premier ocean race and includes racing and social events in November this year for all those who have competed or been involved in the event since its inauguration in 1973. It promises to be an occasion not to be missed, with many ex-sailors travelling from all over the world to take part.

Lady Pippa Blake

Lady Pippa Blake

About the Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta and Reunion

•    The first ever official reunion of all who have sailed in the world’s premier ocean race since the inaugural race in 1973-74
•    To be held in Alicante, Spain from 1-5 November 2011, week between Alicante In-Port Race and the Start of Leg One of the Volvo Ocean Race
•    A full racing schedule over two days
•    Will conclude with a departure ceremony and parade of sail to escort the Volvo Ocean Race fleet to the start line for Leg One
•    A rich shoreside programme includes a regatta prizegiving, a gala dinner and a host of other social events
•    Chat shows and forums after racing
•    Legends entries open for public viewing
•    148 boats have crossed the start line in the 37-year history of The Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race
•    1974 crew competed in the first 10 events
•    The first 31,250 nautical-mile race first took place 37 years ago (as the Whitbread Round the World Race 1973-74), testing the crews against some of the most ferocious elements that man can encounter
•    The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 will be the 11th edition of the event

Ambassadors
Lady Pippa Blake
Sir Chay Blyth CBE, BEM

http://www.volvooceanrace.com/

 9:50 pm  Yachts
Jan 032011
 

Secret Mens Business

Secret Mens Business Overall IRC WInner

So the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is over for 2010.

His Excellency, the Honourable Peter Underwood, Governor of Tasmania, was on hand again this year to present the awards, along with Hobart’s Lord Mayor Rob Valentine; David O’Bryne, representing the Premier of Tasmania; the CYCA Commodore Garry Linacre; RYCT Commodore Graham Taplin; Patrick Boutellier of Rolex Australia; and Barbara McGregor, from Tasports.

This was one of the more “classic” Rolex Sydney Hobarts in recent years because of the heavy weather and rough seas that boats and their crews encountered—a hallmark of this well-known ocean race.

The race started with a ‘Southerly buster’ during the first night, with the fleet of 87 starters encountering winds that reached 40 to 50 knots. Those gale-force winds and the resulting monstrous seas took their toll and saw a steady stream of boats retire due to steering damage, torn sails and engine problems, and for one unlucky yacht, a dismasting. After two days, 18 boats were forced out of the race, retiring because of the adverse weather conditions and resulting damage to boat and equipment.

Following that, boats and crew had to contend with getting across the notorious 100 nautical mile wide Bass Strait. By the race end, winds lightened somewhat and boats at the back of the fleet had trouble getting enough wind to get up the ten-mile stretch of Derwent River to the finish line in Hobart.
Race favourite, Robert Oatley’s 100-foot maxi Wild Oats XI picked up the line honours as expected for a fifth time.

In the end, it was the medium-sized boats that had the advantage, such as the 51-footer, Geoff Boettcher’s Secret Men’s Business 3.5, which was the overall handicap winner of this year’s race.

The yacht won IRC Overall and IRC Division 1 titles. About the race, Boettcher said, “It was a boyhood dream to win this race. I just can’t believe I’m here.” He also thanked his talented and dedicated crew for their help. “These boys are fantastic,” he said.

The Reichel Pugh 51 was extensively modified last year, and Boettcher attributes these modifications to helping with the win. “With the modifications we were able to point much better, and we increased the hull length while we were at it,” he said.

A highlight of this morning’s presentation was when Investec Loyal maxi yacht skipper Sean Langman received the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Trophy for second overall on elapsed time. Showing true sportsmanship at its best Langman said, “I’d like to acknowledge every single competitor in this year’s race, which was more a test of the human condition than just a boat race.”

Langman went on to say that, as he often does, he greeted the last boat, Wave Sweeper, when it arrived into King’s Pier Marina, “To me that boat really epitomises what this race is about. Wave Sweeper stopped off in Eden and dropped off an injured crew. They had a whole lot of damaged sails, but still pushed on.”

When Langman saw them arrive, he said they looked dejected for coming in last. In a touching tribute Langman said, “But to me, they really came in first. I’d like to give the crew of the Wave Sweeper a hearty congratulations for their effort.”

While there can only be one winner, Langman’s attitude—that just finishing the race makes you a winner resonated with the father and son team aboard the US entry, Dawn Star. Keen sailors and competitors Bill and Will Hubbard shared a life long dream of sailing in a Rolex Sydney Hobart, what has become known as the world’s toughest ocean going race.

The 76-year old Hubbard said of the race, “I can honestly say it was the worst race and the best race I’ve ever done—and that’s the honest to God’s truth. The second day was hell on earth. I’ve never been so unhappy and thought that I made a major error in judgment.”

Bill Hubbard, 26, said the race was, “Wet! It was a test of endurance but we got here.” At one point during the race south, Dawn Star was hit by a freak wave and knocked down, sending two crew members overboard. “Their safety gear keep them from being lost,” admitted the younger Hubbard.

And with a twinkle in his eye, the sunburned and unshaven elder Hubbard looked back on the adventure that was the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart and said, “The fourth day was the most fantastic day on the water we’ve ever spent. The wind was perfect. The weather was perfect and in that night every star in the sky was out. It was beautiful.”

The Polish Trophy is presented to the yacht travelling from the furthest point to compete. This year’s winner was Alberto Biffignandi’s OneLife, which was sailed on an extended cruise by family and friends from Santa Margherita Ligure to Sydney. Biffignandi said the name of his boat is meant to inspire others. The affable Italian said, “You only have one life; you should go now or you never will.”

The entries for this the 66th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race included six international yachts from the USA, UK, Italy, France, as well as two partly crewed Russian boats, and entries from seven of the eight Australian states and territories.
RESULTS

LINE HONOURS
Wild Oats XI, Robert Oatley (NSW/AUS), Reichel/Pugh 100

IRC OVERALL
Secret Mens Business 3.5, Geoff Boettcher (SA/AUS), Reichel/Pugh 51

DIVISION WINNERS

IRC Div 0: Jazz, Chris Bull, (VIC/AUS), Cookson 50
IRC Div 1: Secret Mens Business 3.5, Geoff Boettcher
IRC Div 2: Victoire, Darryl Hodgkinson (NSW/AUS), Beneteau First 45
IRC Div 3: Paca, Philippe Mengual (NSW/AUS), Beneteau First 40
IRC Div 4: Ray White Spirit of Koomooloo, Mike Freebairn (QLD/AUS), S&S 48
PHS Div 1: NSC Mahligai, Murray Owens & Jenny Kings (NSW/AUS), Sydney 46
PHS Div 2: Flying Fish Arctos, Martin Silk (NSW/AUS), McIntyre 55
Sydney 38: Eleni, Tony Levett (NSW/AUS), Sydney 38
ORCi 1: Jazz, Chris Bull
ORCi 2: Victoire, Darryl Hodgkinson
ORCi 3: Copernicus, Greg Zyner, (NSW/AUS), Radford 12
Cruising: OneLife, Alberto Biffignandi, Italy, Amel

 9:24 pm  Yachts
Dec 122010
 

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Poster

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Poster

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2010 starts on 26 December and will be conducted on the waters of Sydney Harbour, the Tasman Sea, Storm Bay and the Derwent River.

Over the past 65 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia’s summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Davis Cup tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage than does the start on Sydney Harbour.

Over the years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia have had marked influence on international ocean yacht racing. The club has influenced the world in race communications and sea safety, maintaining the highest standards for yacht race entry.

The club’s members have also fared well in major ocean racing events overseas, with victories in the Admiral’s Cup, Kenwood Cup, One Ton Cup, the Fastnet Race and the BOC Challenge solo race around the word, not to mention the America’s Cup.Over the past 60 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia’s summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Davis Cup tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England

http://rolexsydneyhobart.com

 11:00 am  Yachts
Dec 062010
 

Ben Ainslie Teamorigin Crew with WMRT Trophy

Ben Ainslie Teamorigin Crew with WMRT Trophy

Britain’s Ben Ainslie (GBR) of TEAMORIGIN has won his first ISAF Match Racing World Championship title by winning the Monsoon Cup on a day of high drama in Malaysia.

The three-time Olympic gold medalist was in imperious form at the deciding regatta having staged a stunning late season charge to snatch the title from the clutches of long time series leader Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team.

In what was the most enthralling ever finish to the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) the Ainslie v Richard duel went to the very final day of the final event of the season. Having turned the screws on Richard all week, Ainslie knew that if he won his Semi-Final and Richard failed to win his play-off race then the title would be his.

Ainslie’s illustrious crew has been in such pressure situations many times before and the experience clearly showed. Their 2-0 victory over Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Hansen Global Team sparked celebrations among the TEAMORIGIN crew, which includes two-time Olympic gold medalist Iain Percy, Christian Kamp, Mike Mottl and Matt Cornwell.

Ben Ainslie Teamorigin Great Britain

Ben Ainslie Teamorigin Great Britain

With the World title in the bag there was still unfinished business with the Tour’s richest final at stake. Ainslie and his crew kept their composure for an epic final against Australian star Torvar Mirsky of Mirsky Racing Team. The confident young skipper reached the final with consummate ease, defeating Jesper Radich (DEN) Gaastra Racing 2-0 in their Semi-Final.

It was a fitting finale to an enthralling 2010 World Match Racing Tour, with nail-biting match racing that went to the wire: Mirsky recovered from a shaky start to take the first race by a comfortable margin. But Ainslie was 11 seconds ahead at the finish of the second. After four races the score was again even, leaving everything hanging on the fifth, which went in Ainslie’s favour.

Commenting on his landmark victory, Ainslie said: “It was obviously a great way for us to end as a team. It was very tough out there today but it was a united effort and we’re really happy all round. For the whole team this has been massive for us. We’ve enjoyed been on the Tour an incredible amount.”

For Richard it was a disappointing end to what had been a fantastic season in which he led the Tour from the opening race at Match Race France in April. Two further wins followed at the Korea Match Cup and the St Moritz Match Race. However a mid-season blip and a stuttering finish to the year with poor performances in Bermuda and then finally Malaysia have cost Richard dearly, leaving him in second place in the Championship.

Richard reflected: “Obviously it’s a huge disappointment to have finished second in the Championship, having been first all season. Ben has a very strong team and they really deserve to be World Champions. I was happy with our preparation for this event and we sailed a fantastic season, making the podium five times. It’s a year we can be really proud of.”

A stellar season
The tone for the stellar season was set back in April at Match Race France when the two Championship contenders locked horns in a tense final. It was the Frenchman who landed the first blow of the season, winning his home title and setting the early pace in the race for the Championship.

Richard continued his excellent form to build a formidable lead in the Championship. The Frenchman followed up victory in his home country with a third place at Match Race Germany before going on to land his second win of the year at the Korea Match Cup, beating Britain’s two-time World Champion Ian Williams, Team GAC Pindar.

It was an impressive start, however the Championship is based on skippers’ five best Tour results, plus their Monsoon Cup points – so he needed to keep his momentum. It was at the next stage at the Portimao Portugal Match Cup that the Frenchman then showed his first signs of weakness with a poor result, managing only seventh.

It was this juncture that Ben Ainslie really upped his game started his in a bid to realise his title ambitions. The Englishman made his intentions clear by beating former Tour Champion Jesper Radich in the final while Richard’s mid-season malaise continued with another seventh place.

As the Tour moved on to the stunning mountains of St Moritz, the Frenchman bounced right back to form, winning the event with a key victory over Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing, while Ainslie had to settle for fourth. With Ainslie having lost ground in the mountains, his title hopes took a major body blow in Denmark when the Englishman suffered his worst result of the season with his own seventh place finish.

Ainslie’s mind may well have been elsewhere at the Danish Open as the event coincided with the deliberations as to whether his TEAMORIGIN would pull out of the running for the America’s Cup. However, having regained his focus, Ainslie hit straight back at the next regatta in Bermuda. Reflecting on that period of the Tour, Ainslie said: “Denmark was one of those events at which nothing seemed to work for us, but we’ve always liked Bermuda – both for the boats and the venue – and were looking forward to doing well there.”

The island has been a happy hunting ground for the 33 year-old who won his second consecutive Argo Group Gold Cup to propel himself back into the reckoning with just the Monsoon Cup to go.

With the chips down and knowing that nothing but success would do Ainslie has once again proved why he is one of sailing’s most decorated skippers. With the WMRT trophy joining the multitude of accolades in Ainslie’s bulging trophy cabinet the Monsoon Cup brings down the curtain on another fantastic season for the World Match Racing Tour.

Final World Match Racing Tour Standings:
1. Ben Ainslie (GBR) TEAMORIGIN 126
2. Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team 111
3. Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team 106
4. Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing 90
5. Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar 87
6. Jesper Radich (DEN) Gaastra Racing Team 82
7. Francesco Bruni (ITA) Azzurra 65
8. Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing 60
9. Björn Hansen (SWE) Hansen Global Team 45
10. Magnus Holmberg (SWE) Victory Challenge 29

Final Monsoon Cup placings:
1. Ben Ainslie (GBR) TEAMORIGIN
2. Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team
3. Jesper Radich (DEN) Gaastra Racing Team
4. Björn Hansen (SWE) Hansen Global Team
5. Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar
6. Francesco Bruni (ITA) Azzurra
7. Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing
8. Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team

 4:05 am  Yachts
Sep 242010
 
Sydney Hobart Race Tattersalls Cup

Sydney Hobart Race - The Tattersalls Cup

In 2004 the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia celebrated 60 years since its foundation and on 26 December 2004, started for the 60th time its internationally famous ocean race, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
The CYCA was formed in 1944 and, despite its name, quickly became the leading exponent in Australia of ocean racing, rather than cruising, at that time a little-known sport.

In 1945 a planned cruise to Hobart quickly turned into a race and the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was born.
The race immediately captured the imagination of the Australian public and it soon developed into an international yachting classic, attracting competitors from around the world.
For most of its life, the CYCA has been based in Rushcutters Bay, a sheltered southern inlet of Sydney Harbour where it now has a modern clubhouse and extensive floating marina capable of berthing maxis of up to 30 metres LOA.
In addition to the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, its blue ribbon event, the CYCA conducts annual coastal passages from Sydney to the Queensland Gold Coast and further north to Mackay, one design regattas such as the Rolex Trophy and the spectacular CYCA Big Boat Challenge maxi yacht race on Sydney Harbour each December.

Garry Linacre Commodore CYCA

Garry Linacre elected as Commodore of CYCA in July 2010

Ocean racing attracts competitive people, so in retrospect it is no surprise that in 1965 the CYCA conceived the idea of challenging for the Admiral’s Cup in England although, at the time, the idea of sending a yacht racing team half way around the world with its yachts caused something of a stir.
To the surprise of the major ocean racing nations the CYCA team finished a close second and returned in 1967 to win the Admiral’s Cup and establish Australia as a force in international ocean racing.
Acknowledged as leader of Australian ocean racing, the CYCA has also pioneered in the commercial sponsorship of sport in Australia, attracting enthusiastic sponsorship for the
Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and other ocean racing events in the early sixties while other sporting administrations were merely flirting with the concept.

Its current principal sponsor, Rolex SA, has been the naming right sponsor since the 2002 race and has committed its support at least until the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart and possibly beyond.
Members of the CYCA have represented Australia in many international sailing events and when longtime member Syd Fischer approached the club to Challenge on his behalf for the 2000 America’s Cup, the board of directors readily agreed to do so. His Challenger, Young Australia 2000, with the youngest crew in Auckland and the youngest skipper in the history of the Cup, did a fine job in representing Australia and the CYCA.

http://www.cyca.com.au

 5:53 pm  Yachts
Jun 272009
 

Towcester Horse Racing HospitalityTowcester Racecourse is one of the country’s most scenic National Hunt Racecourses, providing a stunning setting for business or pleasure.

There are a variety of hospitality and race sponsorship packages available, enabling you and your guests to watch the racing in elegant and comfortable surroundings, whilst enjoying the thrilling spectacle of racing ‘over the sticks’.

 

http://www.towcester-racecourse.co.uk/

 8:50 am  Horses
Jan 292007
 
Ben Ainslie Teamorigin

Ben Ainslie - Teamorigin - Winner 2010 World Match Racing Tour

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the leading professional sailing series, featuring 10 World Championship events across the globe, sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) with “Special Event” status. The tour currently spans 3 continents.

The World Match Racing Tour awards over $1.5 million(USD) in prize money, with points awarded at each event culminating in the crowning of the “ISAF Match Racing World Champion”. In addition, the incentive to compete in the world’s premier sailing series just got bigger. A $250,000 USD overall prize pool for the top nine teams with a $50,000 USD bonus for the outright winner of next year’s World Match Racing Tour is now on offer.

Events utilise the same “match race” format used in the America’s Cup with racing taking place in identical supplied racing yachts which change for each event and which place a firm focus on team work and skill to win the race. Racing takes place close to the shore in order for the general public to follow the races as if they were in virtual on-the-water stadiums.

Media and television highlights coverage spans the globe, reaching millions of households in over 183 countries around the world.

Skippers on the World Match Racing Tour are among the most successful sailors in the world. Their combined resumes include America’s Cup victories, world championships, a dozen Olympic medals, and countless hemispheric, continental and regional championships.

They compete on the World Match Racing Tour because it provides challenging competition. They are the best match-racers in the world, and they make the World Tour the best professional sailing series in the world.

http://www.worldmatchracingtour.com

 11:31 am  Yachts
Sep 202006
 
Aerial View of Racetrack

Aerial View of Racetrack

European racing circuits for special event racing days, corporate or individually tailored race driving experiences and racing clubs…

Spa-Francorchamps – Belgium

Conceived by Liage aristocrats within a magic triangle between Francorchamps, Malmady and Stavelot, its route through the magnificent scenery of the Ardennes has taken on a force of character that has stood the test of time. Visit site for event calender and race open days.

Nurburgring Nordscheife – Germany

“Greatest & most challenging race circuit in the world” Jackie Stewart

British Automobile Racing Club

Organises races at almost every venue in Britain, including meetings at Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Croft, Donington Park, Lydden Hill, Mallory Park, Oulton Park, Pembrey (Wales), Silverstone, Snetterton, and of course the BARC’s home circuit, Thruxton.  MotorsportsUK site also run by BARC publishing events over the next 2 weeks.

Brands Hatch – UK

Information on events, track days etc at Brands Hatch, Oulton-park, Cadwell Park and Snetterton.

Donington Park – UK

Donington Park, Leicestershire hosts many of the sport’s top events available for corporate hospitality at racing events, and also specially tailored customer driving days and public shows.

Goodwood

Acclaimed as being one of the most beautiful racetracks in the World. The estate also hosts the Worlds largest and most diverse classic motorsport event, the Festival of Speed.

Exclusive Ascari – Costa Del Sol, Spain

The track designed and developed by Klass, owner of the Ascari racing team, is the longest track in Spain at 5.4km and arguably one of the most demanding tracks in the world.

For the fortunate elite, there is opportunity to join the most exclusive automobile club in the world – Club Ascari – offering year round access to the resorts unparalleled facilities.

 12:48 pm  Motoring