Jeffrey Breault is probably the only other person that I know who loves cars and racing like I do, in fact he probably loves it more than myself. We often catch up at a local bar to watch NASCAR and recently we got to talking about some of the best races in the world which we have had the pleasure to view. I have been to a few myself but Jeff Breault takes it to another level, he has been to some of the world’s best automotive shows and race tracks, and between us we thought we’d share the best races which you need to see before you die.
Le Mans 24 Hours
Jeff actually watched this race in 3 sittings and went for a couple of naps in his car during the day, a truly dedicated spectator. This endurance race kicks off at 8am and finishes the following day at the same time, an endurance race not only for the drivers but also the spectators! This is a car race like no other in the world, it has iconic history behind it and the best part about the race is that the challenge isn’t solely on the drivers, but also on their team who need to ensure that the car keeps running for a full 24.
Isle of Man TT
Without question the most frightening race which I have ever seen was the Isle of Man TT the most difficult and the most deadly race on the planet. The things that these riders do with their motorcycles at 100 mph flying through the Isle of Man countryside is simply astonishing and those who actually make it to the end of the 38 mile track, win or lose, have achieved something truly special indeed.
For me the Indy500 is the greatest car race in the continent and it is a truly special event to be a part of. Here you will find 33 drivers racing at speeds of over 240 mph as they navigate a 2.5 mile track 200 times over reaching the checkered flag as they finish the 500th mile. This is a brilliant spectacle to watch on television but to really have the best experience you need to be there, smelling the burning engines and listening to the whistle of the cars as they zoom past your gaze.
Australia has some pretty great races and none more so than the Bathurst 1000, a race which involves some of the baddest V8 supercars on the planet. The race track is actually situated on the edge of a mountain and this is why the first corner is nicknamed ‘Hell Corner’. These are always very tight races and the last 3 years have resulted in a final lap race to the finish line. Any Australian racer dreams of winning this race and any race enthusiast should dream of seeing it.
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