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Navarra Awaits


Three days on an awesome track from April 27th to the 29th

One of Spains finest circuits

 

A 15 minute drive from a northern Spanish town called Los Arcos is the Circuito Navarra. The town itself is a hidden gem. Narrow streets, classic Spanish architecture, world class restaurants and even an aqueduct make for a beautiful place to visit. Other cities nearby include Pamplona if you fancy getting chased through the streets by a particularly pissed off bull. It’s also built near the Rioja wine region, the area boasts incredible scenery.

 

However, a pretty town and a good dinner aren’t what we’re going there for. We’re going to the circuit for a track day, or rather three track days in a row!


A track ridden by some of the worlds best motorcycle racers

 

Circuito de Navarra, is one of Spain’s leading motorsport venues. It’s a 4km track that holds the coveted FIA Grade T1 and Grade 2 licences. Amongst other things, this allows it to host Formula 1 tests and, by default, all the four wheeled race categories below the premier class.

 

Thanks to meeting the FIM Grade B standards , Navarra can also hold any class of racing up to World Superbikes. Indeed, the Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) makes a visit to Spain in April for the first meeting of the coming season at the circuit.

 

As is usually the case, with continental tracks, the main circuit has three configurations. We’ll be using the Superbike track. This is the longest of the three at a shade under four kilometres in length. It has 15 corners, eight of which are left handers and seven are to the right. The tracks width ranges between 11 and fourteen metres. This leaves plenty of room for passing in safety.


With 11 metres width, there's plenty of room to pass safely

 

While the track was built back in 2010, in 2022 MSV bought it. Shortly after they took over they did a comprehensive resurfacing of the entire circuit. Thanks to the upgrade their rating was elevated and as a result the BSB teams were able to test there last March (2023). Meanwhile the circuit was used as part of the WSB calendar back in 2021 at the end of the pandemic. Toprak won the second race and Redding the first.

 

The facilities are second to none. There are 32 pit garages with toilets, showers, full power and Wi-Fi. There’s even a decent café on site and a petrol station just outside the main gate. 


A 27,500 square metre paddock means that there won’t be any parking issues! There’s also a rooftop viewing point that overlooks the main straight.

 

For those of us who love the smell of two stroke there’s also an impressive 800m karting circuit. The good news is that it’s open in the evenings after the track itself has closed.

 

Go as fast as you like!


The team at Motocraft will be running a three day on track event at the end of April from the 27th to the 29th. Bike transport in and out of Dublin is included as is accommodation. Numbers are limited as part of the companies ethos is to allow their clients plenty of space on the track so that they can explore their potential.

 

The price for all of this is €1,339. See www.motocraft.ie to book a slot and we’ll see you there.

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