One of the world's most incredible auto races occurs in the United States. It is known as Pikes Peak, and this course takes place in the mountains of Colorado. The riders have to cover nearly 20 km, and the layout includes more than 150 turns with a start located at 2,865 meters above sea level. ►
One of the world's most incredible auto races occurs in the United States. It is known as Pikes Peak, and this course takes place in the mountains of Colorado. The riders have to cover nearly 20 km, and the layout includes more than 150 turns with a start located at 2,865 meters above sea level. As for the arrival, it is at 4035 meters above sea level. In addition, the finish point is so high that the car engines must make more than 1000 horsepower to deliver the maximum during the track. In this regard, the Frenchman Romain Dumas currently holds the record for the climb of Pikes Peak. Maude Mathys and Megan Kimmel stand out firmly in the category of women who have marked the history of the Pikes Peak Marathon.
The journey continues in the United States with the Daytona 500. It is one of the most popular auto races in America. It was born in the 1950s, and since then, drivers must complete 200 laps of the speed oval for a total of 500 miles, or 805 km. Locals call this race the NASCAR Super Bowl because it usually creates a lot of excitement among spectators. Of course, this event is a good time for car manufacturers to showcase their technical know-how. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an event not to be missed on the European continent. As the name suggests, pilots have competed day and night since the first edition in 1923. This race is world-famous, leading to the emersion of other 24-hour race formats. Of course, among the competitors with the best results, names of women stand out, including Odette Siko.
The next stop is at the Principality of Monaco to attend the Monaco Grand Prix. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious motor races in Europe. This urban circuit, designed in 1929 by Antony Noghès, incorporates a track more than 3,300 km long for 78 laps in the middle of the alleys of the splendid city of Monaco. The Dakar Rally has nearly 12 stages, 5 more than 400 km. Great personalities such as Fernando Alonso and Marc Coma have made this race. Even though the rally has been held for almost 11 years in South America, those who want to attend must travel to Saudi Arabia for future editions. For the record, the 9th edition marked the most impressive women's history by Spanish driver Laia Sanz.
In addition, motorcycle racing enthusiasts will also be spoiled by the many championships that are held according to specific periods. For this, they must go to the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. This competition has been held every year since 1907, and this circuit has more than 60 km that are traced in the narrow streets between the houses of the small island state in the Irish Sea. Road racing fans will also enjoy several days of incredible experience at the North West 200 in Ireland. The race takes place every year in the north of the country.
MotoGP is another event not to be missed. It is a global competition that brings together all the best drivers worldwide, including Marquez, Rossi or Vinales, for several days and in different places, including Barcelona or Le Mans. Next is the MotoE World Cup, which displays prestigious riders on European circuits like Jerez and Misano. In addition, it is in France that motorcycle racing enthusiasts can attend the mythical international race, the Bol d'Or. It lasts twenty-four hours on the Paul Ricard circuit. In Côte d'Ivoire, there is the Elephant event, also called Elephs, which takes place every year during the last weekend of January. This motorcycle race is probably one of the most incredible in this environment. In addition, to attend a motorcycle race on the circuit, travelers can follow the Superbike World Championship. However, the location is not fixed for this event. Sometimes it takes place in Italy; occasionally, it performs in the United Kingdom. During the British Superbike Championship, Jenny Tinmouth was awarded the title of the first and only woman to participate in the competition.
In the United States, the famous MotoAmerica Superbike Championship competition features the great stars of motorcycle sport on 10 different circuits, including Laguna Seca and Road America. ◄