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Visit to Ascari

Sunday, 7. April 2013 - 8:30

VISIT TO THE ASCARI RACE RESORT – 7th APRIL 2013

Dear All,

The Ascari Race Resort has kindly invited the Marbella-Guadalmina Rotary Club for a day at their unique facility near Ronda on Sunday, 7th April.

Literally in our backyard, Ascari has been made internationally famous by appearing on BBC Top Gear and in many international car magazines. Spanish F1 Champion, Fernando Alonso, has called it “The best race track in the world.”

Ascari was opened a decade ago, and is the brainchild of Dutch oil industry entrepreneur, Klaas Zwart. A diehard petrolhead, Klaas is a four-times Euroboss 3000 Champion, and even had his own 24 Hours of Le Mans team at one time. He built the track as his personal test facility and playground.

At 5.4km, Ascari is the longest circuit in Spain. It has 26 corners, 13 left and 13 right, each patterned after Klaas’ favourite corners from well known tracks all over the world. You will find mini versions of the famous Carousel from the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife, and Eau Rouge from Spa here.

Klaas also has an extensive collection of classic race motorcycles and supercars in the 300-car garage, so you can see Gerhard Berger’s 1997 Ferrari F1 car cheek-by-jowl with Mike Hailwood’s 1965 GP winning Honda.

Unlike a commercial circuit, Ascari has no advertising billboards, and the Clubhouse is based on the original Spanish Finca that stood on the site. This is a wonderful place to relax when you are not on track.

Ascari offers lifetime membership to clients for 150,000 euros, and Members can use the track 52 days of the year. There are also less expensive summer and winter membership schemes for those who only spend part of their time in Spain.

Klaas has graciously offered to admit our Members free of charge, hosting us for a tour of the facilities and lunch. If you would like to drive round the track in your road cars, this will also be free.

There will be a reduced charge for renting the race school cars for driving and/or hot laps with instructors. The schedule is attached below.

As I have to inform Ascari of the numbers for catering, would those who wish to come (with partner) please reply to me directly in the first instance.

Best regards,

IAN

SCHEDULE

1130 hrs: Arrival at Ascari

1200 hrs: Tour of facilities.

1300 hrs: Lunch in Club House with Club Members.

1400 hrs: 2 or 3 laps in convoy in your own car.

Those who wish to drive and/or ride for hot laps with the instructors between 1430 and1800 hrs will enjoy the following rates, less a 25% discount that Ascari will return to our Club in the form of food or other assistance.

CAR SEATS H.P. GEAR BOX PRICE PER FULL LAP
    
LOTUS ELISE 2 122 H 33 €
MAZDA MX5 2 130 H 40 €
BMW COMPACT 2 200 PS 50 €
SEAT IBIZA 2 180 PS 80 €
MAZDA RX8 2 200 H 80 €
SEAT LEON 2 303 PS 95 €
NISSAN 350Z 2 330 SE/H 105 €
RADICAL SR3 2 204 PS 110 €

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