Wednesday 1st February, 2017

Track of The Month – February 2017

Barcelona, Spain

This February, the Circuit de Catalunya is The Race Centre’s Track of the Month. Situated just outside of Barcelona in Spain, The Circuit de Catalunya was built for the 1991 Spanish Grand Prix and has been hosting them ever since.

The circuit’s most notable features are it’s mix of fast sweeping corners and it’s low speed corners, as well as it’s bumpy road surface. This combined, makes Catalunya a demanding circuit both physically and mechanically.

Watch this flying lap of the Circuit de Catalunya from Spanish favourite Fernando Alonso, a two-time winner of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Pre-season testing

As well as being host to the Spanish Grand Prix for the last 25 years, the Circuit de Catalunya has more recently become the location for the annual pre-season testing.

At the end of each season, the cars go through various changes, as to comply with the ever changing rules and regulations of Formula 1.

Pre-season testing allows for the teams to run their new cars for the first time, providing drivers, mechanics and technical directors with valuable performance data.

It also gives fans a chance to see the new cars close to racing speed for the first time, and this provides a good indication to see how competitive certain teams will be coming into the new season.

We hope you enjoy this fantastic circuit and the cars we have chosen!

What can you drive this month?

You are welcome to drive any of the month’s vehicles at any time in an Open Practice Session. All lap times and telemetry are recorded for your immediate viewing and future reference.

Competition Vehicle Prize
Class A – Expert ’07 BMW Sauber F1 1x £50 Cash
Class B – Professional Porsche 911 GT3 1x Free First Monday
Class C – Intermediate Formula 3 3x Free First Monday
Class D – Rookie Formula Ford 5x Free First Monday

See best laps for this competition in the Drivers’ Paddock.

Who can win ?

New drivers to The Race Centre will be automatically classified as a Class D driver. Winning in a class will gain you promotion to the next class. You have to win Class B twice to progress to Class A.

Competition Eligible Classes Promotion
A – Expert A, B, C, D
B – Professional B, C, D A
C – Intermediate C, D B
D – Rookie D only C

Competition Terms and Conditions

All potential prize winning laps must be verified by a TRC staff member

For a lap to be legal, your vehicle must have two or more wheels inside or touching the white lines at all times.

Vehicles must be running all standard TRC settings for the month.

Free entry to First Monday is for the next event and is non transferable.

Multiple Class wins within a month will result in prizes for the highest win only. Lower “wins” will be passed to the next highest competitors.

TRC Staff are not eligible to win prizes. Any winning positions held by staff will defer to the next highest driver.

Cash prizes available at the following First Monday event or within a max of 30 days of competition end.