It is an interesting time to be a motorsport fan. In the past the goal has always been speed. Each generation we have seen faster cars & new lap records. In recent years we have all got used to safety being the new goal. We have seen closed cockpits or halos, new energy absorbing barriers and larger run-offs but still cars going faster than ever before. The next challenge ahead of us is the energy source. We have already seen the development of hybrids in endurance racing and the birth of electric racing elsewhere. The next step may indeed be Hydrogen powered cars at Le Mans, but who knows? With the introduction of new FIA rules for sports car racing from 2021, the reality is that this year may be the last chance to see the fastest ever petrol cars at Le Mans and other circuits around the world this year (unless you come to the Le Mans Classic in the future of course!). Below we look at the best opportunities to see the fastest sports cars around the world in 2020.
Le Mans 24 Hours, 13th & 14th June 2020
Your last chance to see the fastest LMP1 cars on the planet, racing at the most famous motorsport event in the world! Toyota may be the only hybrid up the front, but this year they will be challenged by Rebellion & the British boys from Ginetta, and don’t be surprised if there is a new name on the trophy in 2020. Join us track-side for the ultimate in endurance racing. We offer private camping, glamping and our pop-up hotel all on-circuit, so you won’t miss any of the action. We also have a selection of grandstand seats and hospitality options for those wishing to upgrade their Le Mans experience.
Rolex 24 at Daytona, 24th – 27th January 2020
Watching prototypes and GT sports cars, taking on the steep slopes of the famous Daytona banking is a sight all race fans should aspire to witnessing first hand. The opportunity to escape the cold and dark of another winter and spend a few days watching endurance racing in Florida, is difficult to argue against. The Rolex 24 ticks many boxes with fast cars, close racing, international drivers, exceptional fan-focussed entertainment and access to all areas. A great start to the year.
Super Sebring, 18th – 22nd March 2020
The ultimate double-header for sports car fans. By combining the FIA WEC 1000 miles of Sebring and the traditional IMSA 12 Hours of Sebring in to one weekend, Sebring has once again become the must have ticket this year. The two races will take place back to back on Friday and Saturday, but with support races, practice & qualifying before the races, there is so much track action to enjoy. Spectator access is also good, with open paddocks and great viewing from around the whole track. Accommodation is tricky, but we have just a few rooms available at the moment so you will need to reserve your place soon!
Bathurst 12 Hours, 30th January – 3rd February 2020
Mount Panorama is an exceptional venue for motorsport. Bathurst may be located 3 hours drive from Sydney, but this is not the outback, and the circuit facilities are great. Drivers return again and again to compete in the Bathurst 12 Hours, which is testament to the race itself and the quality of the field reflects this as well. Our hotel and hospitality offer for Bathurst provides the best opportunity to enjoy this event. The pit-lane rooftop access makes the whole experience so much fun. Just make sure you are in position early for breakfast!
FIA WEC Six Hours of Spa, 23rd – 26th April 2020
The traditional curtain raiser for Le Mans moves earlier in 2020 but still provides the fast prototypes and GTE action that we have come to know and love from the World Endurance Championship. The Spa-Francorchamps circuit is a great venue for spectators, as you can walk around the whole circuit, whilst never missing a moment’s track action.
Nürburgring 24 Hours, 21 – 25th May 2020
The combination of the F1 circuit and the famous Nordschleife, makes for a 26km track internationally recognised as one of motorsport’s toughest challenges. 170 corners, an altitude change of 1000ft and nearly 200 GT cars starting the race makes the Nürburgring 24 hours unique. No wonder the Sir Jackie Stewart called it the “Green Hell”. It is motor racing heaven for spectators though, with free grandstands, paddock access and camping facilities track-side the Nurburgring 24 Hours is more accessible than many similar events. For the cars and teams this is a race of attrition. For the spectators this is so much fun!
24 Hours of Spa, 23rd – 26th July 2020
In recent years the German giants of Porsche, Audi, BMW and Mercedes have all dominated the podium at the 24 Hours of Spa. You have to go back to 2009 for the last non-Germanic winner, however, in 2020 expect to see a significant challenge from the likes of Aston Martin and Nissan as they try to break the German stranglehold on the trophy. The 24 Hours of Spa hosts the best GT3 cars and drivers from around the world in a truly international field. The spectator views at Spa are great and the music concert in the paddock during the race is of equal standing.
Don’t miss out on any of these spectacular events. Call our reservations team today on 01707 329988 to reserve your place track-side!