Having visited the three permanent karting tracks that have sprung up around Singapore, I have summarised the differences between each below. Never have the local petrolheads been this spoilt for choice.
(Updated May 2018)
The Formula 1 in my home city is just three days away! Tickets collected, ear plugs packed, you’ve read the suggestions on the Singapore GP web page and you’re ready for the weather. What could go wrong?
Having attended all the Singapore GP’s held thus far, I’d like to offer my favourite tips to those race fans who are looking to maximise their enjoyment of the race and minimise the frustration (and one for those who want to avoid the event entirely). Do comment if you’d like my advice on other matters related to attending the race! [Read on]
Only bullfighting, mountain climbing and auto racing are sports, the rest are merely games.
Barnaby Conrad (1922 – 2013)
A sports fan’s trip to England wouldn’t be complete without a visit to some hallowed grounds, and Silverstone is to motor racing what Wembley is to football or Twickenham to rugby. The very first Formula 1 event took place at the former RAF airfield in 1950, and over the years many four- and two-wheeled racing series have been hosted at the circuit.
Silverstone is still a mighty challenge even after all the changes since its inception. In addition to the long straights and sweeping corners, its open nature exposes racers to all sorts of wind changes, especially through the high-speed sequences. Staying out of trouble requires lightning-quick corrections.
The track is daunting enough to lap quickly on four wheels. Imagine doing the same thing consistently on two wheels like MotoGP riders! That was what I went to the British MotoGP to see.
To rally fans, flying cars are not just the stuff of fantasies and ‘Back to the Future’ films – they are a regular occurrence on high-speed stages around the world. They rarely get more spectacular than in the countryside around Jyväskylä, where Rally Finland takes place every year.
It’s the end of July 2013, and I’ve been backpacking around Europe for nearly 8 weeks. I plan my return to Finland in time to witness world championship drivers take on fabled venues for myself – Ouninpohja, Ruuhimaki, to name but two – and I’ve been fortunate to get in touch with Matti, a local fan, well before I even arrive in Europe. We arrange to drive out to Palsankylä, the second stage on Friday morning, with a friend and his wife’s son in tow. With work out of the way, this is the first full day of action for us. [Read on]