last Saturday, day 18 took place the Presentation of the Calendar 8000vueltas, which was held in the mythical path madrid Circuit of Jarama. The organizers took advantage of the presentation to organize also a day of Track-Day. These events are a good plan for weekend if in your veins runs gasoline, as you’ll see cars of several tens of thousands of euros rolling on the track, among them many Ferrari, Porsche and BMW.
A pity that we could not enter to the track, but also had a great time enjoying a Saturday of good weather, vehicles of a very high level, a parking lot for the stroll, enjoying cars that are not seen or much less every day, a fantastic organisation and a great atmosphere. So passed the event 8000vueltas with the collaboration of Nissan and Michelin:
We desplazábamos to the Circuit of the Jarama at 9 in the morning, we parked and we take a brief look at the parking. Is still almost empty, but we could see several Nissan GT-R that the Spanish subsidiary had assigned to this event is sponsor, a 370Z Nismo and a Juke also Nismo. A BMW M2 there, a M4 out there, some other Ferrari’s, several Porsche’s, Lotus (some other replica), and a long etc
At 9 and a half, we started a back to walk the circuit, with Lucas Ordoñez as a guide telling us the tricks and trivia of this track in madrid. A wonderful experience, since neither from the stands or from the car itself, it will appreciate so well the cant of some of the curves or the slope of the drop-off Bugatti. Once finished this round, the participants went through the safety briefing was mandatory, and at 11 mid-day it began the track-day.
If you are not a participant, a good tip is to go to the different stands to enjoy the sound of the exhaust, some other derrapada, and the expertise of the drivers at the wheel of cars that sometimes exceeding 200,000 euros. On the other hand, you can also stroll through the parking lot; a parking lot in the middle of the day was already full of all kinds of vehicles, virtually none of them very common.
The ride ended at 15:00 hours, at which time aprovecharíamos to eat. At 16:30 took place the presentation of the Calendar 8000vueltas experiences 2017, which this year will have 6 events in addition to the carried out last Saturday; highlighting a trip to SPA and the Nürburgring in the month of July and a surprise event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of 8000vueltas.
In the press conference , tribute was paid to the own Circuit of Jarama, which this year meets nothing less than 5 decades making it vibrate to the hobby and having witnessed some of the most beautiful battles in a multitude of categories and disciplines, from Formula 1 to the World Championship of Motociclismo of Speed, going for runs trucks, cars, or cups monomarcas. Hopefully to continue for at least another fifty years with us.