08 February 2024

Spring into Spanish track action


The view out of the window may not currently be a biker’s dream, but Spring is just around the corner.

And what better way to see in the new season than by heading to the sun to show Paul Browne how it’s done on one of Europe’s best motorcycle circuits.


Los Arcos is a beautiful town in northern Spain with some great restaurants. It is, I promise, well worth a visit.

However, a pretty town and a good dinner isn’t what I’m going there for.

I’m going to the Navarra race circuit to spend three days tearing up the track, or at least thinking I am!

Circuito de Navarra is one of Spain’s leading motorsport venues. It’s a 4km track that can hold any class of racing up to World Superbikes.

Indeed, when the Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) makes its first visit to Spain in April, it’ll be to Navarra.Navarra

Brilliant corners

The circuit has 15 corners, eight of which are left handers and seven right.

The track’s width ranges between 11 and fourteen metres. That’s plenty of room for passing in safety. I know, as I’ve seen plenty fly by my leather-clad self.

The last time I visited I found facilities which were second to none.

The pit garages all have toilets, showers, full power and Wi-Fi.

There’s even a decent café on site and a petrol station just outside the main gate.

As a special treat for people, like me, who love the smell of two stroke, there’s also an impressive 800m karting circuit behind the track. I was delighted to find that it’s open in the evenings after Navarra has itself closed.

Tour support

NavarraMy friends at trackday specialist, Motocraft, are going to be running a three day on track event at the end of  April, from the 27th to the 29th.

The team organise bike transport to and from Dublin and in addition to the track time they also include accommodation as standard.

Numbers are limited as part of the company’s ethos is to allow their clients plenty of space on the track so that they can explore their potential as riders.

I for one can’t wait to shake off the back of winter with this one!

The price for all of this is €1,339, with a €189 deposit securing your slot on the grid.

See www.motocraft.ie to book a slot and I’ll see you there. I’ll be the first person that you pass…!

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