The final event of the SPEED EuroSeries 2012 takes place at the Barcelona GP circuit on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th October.
SPEED has managed to secure a rate for private testing on the Barcelona circuit on Thursday 4th October based on an agreed minimum number of 15 cars participating in the test session. This will be between 14.00hrs and 18.00hrs.
The cost per car for 4 hours of testing will be 800.00 Euros + vat.
The Barcelona GP circuit is in very high demand for testing and track days and this is a very rare opportunity to test.
Interested competitors must complete the attached form and return it to SPEED organisers IMMEDIATELY to enable us to reserve the track time.
The circuit has agreed to hold this rate until 31st August. If the response generates the required 15 cars the payments will be confirmed. In the case of a low response, SPEED will contact registered competitors to discuss options.
(We also have an option for 8 hours of testing, available at 1400.00+ vat Euros per car. If there is sufficient interest in the 4 hours of testing SPEED will contact all competitors to discuss the further option.)
With SPEED EuroSeries racer, Ivan Bellarosa, in a strong position to win the much-coveted Sunoco Daytona Challenge competition which will secure him a free drive at the legendary GRAND-AM Daytona 24hrs in January, SPEED Organisers have been in talks with Alana France, the Director of International Development for GRAND-AM.
The Sunoco competition, one of the most impressive prizes in motorsport anywhere in the world, has been running for several seasons now and having come close to seeing a SPEED racer win in 2010 when Rob Garofall narrowly missed out, this season’s dominance by Wolf racer, Bellarosa, means he needs just to finish well at the next race at Dijon to secure the dream opportunity and give SPEED’s brand of CN racing important exposure to the US market.
Oli McCrudden, SPEED EuroSeries organiser: “It was a real pleasure to meet Alana and to hear more about the GRAND-AM plans. We are delighted to be part of the Sunoco Daytona Challenge and I’m sure that if Ivan gets the opportunity, he’ll impress stateside. At the same time, we’re talking with a number of parties about expanding the SPEED format into different global markets and there’s a nascent CN scene in the US which we’re keen to help develop together with the manufacturers involved in Europe. Alana and the GRAND-AM organisation have an incredible platform and intimate knowledge of the scene and whilst we’re still very much in a market research phase presently, its very exciting to learn more about Grand AM racing.”
The timetable for rounds 9 & 10 of the 2012 SPEED EuroSeries has been issued by the event promoter and will feature two 90 minute races for the CN sports prototype racers on a busy event programme.
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On the Friday of the event there will be TWO qualifying sessions. The first will be run over 60 minutes, with a final 30 minutes qualifying at the end of the day. Saturday will see the first race of the weekend begin shortly after lunch and teams will have Saturday night to prepare the cars and drivers for the Sunday action which will start with a 20 minute pre-lunch warm-up before the 90 minite race on Sunday evening.
SPEED EuroSeries orgainser, Oli McCrudden: “We’re gratefull to Rudi Phillip and the organisers of the AVD Weekend who have helped enormously in accomodating SPEED’s requirements into their established and active weekend at such short notice. The Dijon circuit is quick and one that many of our racers are familiar with so we’re looking forward to an exciting weekend.”