If you are looking for the perfect opportunity to grind your knee over the tarmac of a perfect racetrack, you´ll find it with the Aragon October Experience by Art Motor at the end of October, when a cold chill has already spoilt the ideal lines over here but autumn is only arriving in Spain. You´ll have three or four days of exhaustive riding – with 7 x 20 min per day – on one of Europse´s best tracks, voted best GP only in 2011 by the Moto GP paddock, and not by coincidence. The Motorland sets new standards, everything is bigger than elsewhere: The entire area, comprising a karting circuit on which you could hold bike races, the pitboxes with 145 m2 in size, and also the track itself with a width of up to 15meters, boasting a proud 50 metres in heigth difference. Once you have reached the top you can experience the corkscrew feeling and go down again at full throttle and experience all kinds of corners: this is the ultimate race track feeling, and a great surrounding plus a choice of good hotels nearby make it a perfect venue for your last holiday in 2012. If you like classic bikes and cars you´ll certainly want to stay for the Motorland Classic Festival following immediately on the weekend.
Sportbike Masters and Sportbike ClassiX are renowned to race exclusively in Germany – but Most´s Motodrom is one exception. The reason for this is not only its situation close to the border but also the circuit by itself. It´s a real driver´s circuit, a fast one even with the chicane obligatory since two years now. A lot of work has been done to the circuit and its infrastructure during the last couple of years, with a new surface over the full length of more than 4 kilometres (except the right hander onto the start/finish straight, thus making it quite a challenge). Thanks to the huge ground, everything seems to be a little more relaxed, and certainly noise limitation is no reason to worry: there is none, and this is why not only the Sportbike ClassiX, racing as do the Sportbike Masters categories on Saturday and Sunday, can be fully at their ease. Track day riders have plenty of track time from Thursday to Saturday and can travel back home without rushing on Sunday.
Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, September 27th - 30th 2012
Let the Bavarians celebrate their Oktoberfest at Munich, the "Wiesn´n" for racers is the BIKEtoberfest at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben at the end of September when the speed and kneeslide community meets for the big season´s final. On Saturday and Sunday, all categories of the Sportbike Masters and Sportbike ClassiX championships have their final heats of the year, joined by Café Racers for their 1/8mile sprint on the start finish straight and Buellista from all over Europe to celebrate their "Pegasus Buell Experience". Thursday and Friday are Perfection Days for racers as well as non-racers enjoying the joyful atmosphere and company of what must be the most friendly paddock of the year. Many of them stay for the Bavarain style Saturday night fever with the "Pirker Plechmusi" bringing their sounds to the paddock already on the afternoon and heating up the party in the evening.
Would you believe Alcaniz has a long, long racing tradition? Yes, it does! From the Seventies, the GP de Alcaniz was held in the streets of the old town, and formula cars, sportscars and touring cars raced here, campaigned eagerly by big names, until the cars became too fast for the small streets. When the Motorland Aragon opened its modern complex, from the first year on – in 2010 – the Motorland Classic Festival was made a yearly ceremony of the old days. For three days, nothing but old cars and bikes, until the year of manufacture 1986, lay their wheels on the huge paddock and the magnificent, 5.3 kms long up-and-down-circut.Free practice, for cars and bikes separately, is offered all days, whilst the weekend also sees racing activity: Eric Saul´s International Classic Grand Prix for classic two strokes is starring on Saturday and Sunday, and Spains most important classic championship, the Rally Classics, has its round on Saturday. All day long, all over the huge place, numerous activities take place, such as a Super7 drift school, off road practice and racing on the Motorland´s all terrain parcours, a slot car GP with historic models, club expositions and performances, live music on the paddock stage, and dream cars and bikes are around everywhere – an ambiance and unique opportunity to ride a classic bike on the GP and WSBK-circuit not to be missed!
Christmas: Been there. New Year Party: Done that. What´s lacking now is a good rollout into the new season. And the Buenos Dias By Art Motor on the proven Cartagena Circuit in Spain´s merry South are the first opportunity to go for it. Night time temperatures are not that warm but sun at daytime -which is highly probable – brings already spring temperatures. And loads of track time – 7 outings of 20 min each – get you in a sunny mood anyway. There will be three groups, organized according to laptimes and thus according to riding skill and speed.
After three initial days, the Buenos Dias´second half brings your challenge if you have not found it yet. There will be sprint races in four categories over 7 challenging laps on Thursday and, as the highlight, the "Blue Toro" endurance over 75 minutes, to conclude the event on Friday. Fair enough, licence riders will be classified separately in the sprint races. And those who don´t feel like racing have the opportunity to improve their track knowledge and riding technique with experienced riding coaches and video monitoring.
If you plan your Buenos Days early enough you can save a lot of money with the early booking tariff and discounts on flights. Comfortable appartments nearby at a bargain price can be booked via Art Motor.
How do you feel about a long spring holiday weekend in the blossoming South of Spain on the by now perfectly updated Cartagena circuit? That´s what we offer to you with the Cartagena Sportbike Weekend – to warm up perfectly and in style for the new track season without investing a whole week of working days. Our Sportbike weekend is conceived for all friends of the racetrack – permanent timekeeping and a division into groups updated every day are a guarantee for homogenous groups on the track, and 7 outings of 20 min each per day are enough to tell you you should rethink your fitness programme.
If you´re looking for an early challenge, you´ll have the possibility to compete in a 75 minutes endurance for one- and 2 –bike teams on Friday. And if you can spare another working day you´ll have the opportunity to book additional outings to warm up already on Thursday. Those who wish to save not only working days but also money are recommended to book entry and flights early enough to benefit from our Santa Claus Special. Together with your entry confirmation you will receive a comprehensive list of accomodation and organisation details.