THIS WEEKEND the Cartagena Speed Circuit will host the first edition of a 12 hour endurance race.
It’s a race that will feature competition cars that are more than 15-years-old and will start today, Friday, March 31st and continue tomorrow, Saturday, April 1st. Entrance will be totally free for the public.
On Tuesday, the Councillor for Sports, Ricardo Segado, the Speed Circuit Manager, Juan José Ríos, and the promoter of the race, Santiago Dongil, presented the event, organised by the Velocity Circuit of Cartagena and the Town hall. The race will consist of four categories: up to 1,600cc: up to 2,000cc: more than 2,000cc: and Diesel.
The asphalt of the speed circuit will feature legendary cars of more than 15 years of age, true jewels that, in addition to fanning the nostalgia of motor lovers, will also awaken their adrenaline circulating with great speed around the route.
A total of 20 teams, consisting of between three and five drivers, from the Basque Country, Ibiza, Mallorca, Cantabria, Catalonia and Andalusia, will participate in this 12 hour endurance race. Today is the opportunity of free practice, and tomorrow, Saturday April 1st will be the big day with the racing starting at 10:00am and ending at 10:00pm.
Sports Councillor, Ricardo Segado, highlighted the value of the Speed Circuit of Cartagena and the varied events that make up the program for the promotion of tourism. On the other hand this first event is designed to encourage more visitors to discover Cartagena and to also “enjoy” the archeological environment of the city. Juan José Ríos invited the public to attend because “they are going to see something different”.