Ascari, an exclusive circuit one hour from Marbella08 Jun 2021 | Lifestyle
Speed lovers and enthusiasts have the opportunity to experience this thrilling sensation just one hour from Marbella. Ascari, an exclusive automobile circuit located ten kilometres from Ronda.
Owned by the Dutch multimillionaire Klaas Zwart, who commissioned it to be built after acquiring the land in 2004, the circuit has more than 5 kilometres of track, being the longest in Spain.
The environment where it is located has been intentionally respected with the aim of creating a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, in the middle of nature.
The circuit was designed following the layout of the terrain and including many of the type curves of famous international circuits such as Daytona, Silverstone, Spa, Núrburgring and Brands Hatch.
It has 26 corners, thirteen on the left and thirteen on the right, with names related to the world of motor racing and the owner’s environment, such as Rafael Gallego, The Screw, Senna S, Copse, Bathurst, The Kink, Mike Greenhalgh, Gachot, Brundle, Sebring, Piff-Paff, Spa, Petit Eau Rouge, Daytona and Laguna.
Ascari has magnificent facilities:
- Main track
- Pit Boxes (6 doubles), fully equipped
- Buggy track
- Sliding and Karting track
- 4×4 track
- Fleet of vehicles for experiences
- Restaurant with its own catering
- Timing system
- Workshop with full time mechanic team
- Petrol station
- Car wash
- Conference room
- Meeting room
- Changing rooms with showers
- Indoor car park with 300 spaces
- Private areas for Club Members
Its garage of more than 3,000 square metres on two floors houses an impressive private collection of the owner’s car, including the Formula 1 car driven by Michael Schumacher in his 1995 title win.
Although Ascari is a private circuit reserved for members of its prestigious club, it is possible to enjoy its facilities by booking a driving experience that includes the supervision of a professional instructor, full catering for driver and passenger and gourmet lunch or by participating as a guest in the private events that are organised.
Of course, Ascari has the full safety infrastructure in place, including track marshals, fire engine, ambulance with medical equipment and rapid intervention vehicles.
The circuit also has a luxury villa for the Ascari Country House, a beautiful country house offering accommodation, swimming pool, bar, sun loungers and recreational areas where you can relax and unwind.
Benarroch Real Estate in Marbella, from our office in the El Pilar Shopping Centre on Estepona’s New Golden Mile, keeps you informed about the diverse range of leisure activities available in Marbella and the surrounding area.
Article by Brice Benarroch Mennessons08 Jun 2021
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