Holidays & Trackdays

Information on motorsport focused holidays

Preparation for your Fast Track Fun In The Sun

Your holiday is on track

Most holidays are about relaxing, sitting on a beach and sipping a nice drink. You look at the sea and feel glad you are away from the hustle and bustle of the rat race. For some however, there is another type of trip. When most people are packing their suitcases with lots of shorts, t-shirts and sunglasses, others are folding their race suits, crash helmets and fireproof gloves. Your average traveler is worrying about hire car insurance when a select few are thinking about race car preparation. This may seem strange to many but a lucky few go away to foreign countries to explore their limits on a racetrack, not see how many free drinks they can swipe at an all exclusive bar.

preparation for race car holiday

There is a new type of holiday in town, one that caters for the needs of speed freaks and petrol heads. You get on a jet, travel to a race circuit of your choosing and spend the hot sunny days honing your driving skills around a new and exciting track. The most famous of these destinations is called the Ascari Race Resort. It was featured on Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May were pounding around the venue in a BMW M3, an Audi S4 and a V8 Mercedes.

Experience the race car Preparation

It all seems too good to be true but for a small fortune (to many of us) you can venture onto the 5.425km FIA compliant race track and enjoy a variety of cars. The wealthy few will have a fleet of hire cars at their disposal. The choice on offer ranges from race prepared Lotus Exiges right up to ex-Formula 1 machinery with full pit crews to aid motorsport dreams.

Off track you won’t be disappointed by the lodgings. A 7 Star hotel is situated next to the circuit and caters to every whim. Rich plutocrats arrive with their families in tow, happy in the knowledge the whole gang will be content. You blast around the circuits 25 demanding corners while your wife looks after the baby next to the pool. F1 Ace Fernando was very impressed with the venue and was quoted as saying “unusual, exciting, beautiful” before jetting off to Monaco.

Find out more

For more information about this amazing venue, visit the website and marvel at what’s on offer, and if you are like most of us, shudder at the high prices. I for one need to get saving for this special holiday now.

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Volkswagen Service

What Volkswagen Service Is Best for Me?

People for some reason seem to be cautious and tentative in the modern day when it comes to spending money on maintenance and repairs for their Volkswagen car. A mentality of if it isn’t broken don’t fix it is trending, but this could have detrimental effects to your Volkswagen and to your wallet in the long run. One way to ensure the safety and reliability of your vehicle is to make sure your vehicle has a regular Volkswagen service and full service history.

Arranging regular Volkswagen service checks conducted by an expert and professional team can identify potential problems with your vehicle that may need care or attending to at a later date. A Volkswagen Service include all the essential checks are carried out to critical vehicle components. These checks include testing and examining your braking system, suspension, oil and other components to make sure that these vital parts don’t become a serious problem. During your Volkswagen service the specialist engineers will highly recommend on the spot repairs where the mechanic has noticed a problem or hazardous fault with your vehicle during the service and suggest they need immediate attention.

Volkswagen Service Options

When It comes to your Volkswagen service there are different options to decide between. These options are the fixed Volkswagen service and the long life Volkswagen service. Choosing which option is ideal for you depends on how you are as a driver. For example, it would be recommended that for mainly city drivers to consider the Fixed Volkswagen service and for long distance drivers the long life Volkswagen service is considered the better option.

Fixed Volkswagen Service

This Volkswagen service is recommended for drivers who are likely to drive less than 10,000 miles in year. The fixed service option depends on the type of driving that you do and will be this service option will be suggested if you tend to drive in the following way:

  • Mainly city centre driving, short journeys with frequent cold starts
  • High engine loading activities, e.g. frequent hill climbs, driving with your vehicle fully loaded and towing
  • Uneconomical driving using high rpms with heavy acceleration and heavy braking

Long Life Volkswagen Service

This Volkswagen service is recommended for drivers who are likely to drive more than 25 miles a day. This Volkswagen service is also suggested if you drive have the following driving style:

  • Long distance driving
  • Driving at a continuous speed with minimum vehicle and engine loading
  • Economical driving