Whether you like Formula 1 racing or MotoGP, today we have prepared a list of the best racing tracks in the world. At the very beginning, we would like to point out that the choice was not easy at all, and the order of the tracks presented is completely random. Also, before we actually start the list, we would like to talk a bit about car racing betting.
How to Bet on Car Racing?
You can bet on the best races by picking the winner.
A field will typically list 20-30 drivers.
Let’s take these proposition wagers as an example:
Two drivers take on each other in a head-to-head match-up in auto racing. The Match-up winner is the driver who finishes the race with a better result. Sometimes, multiple drivers may be listed in a group. The driver with the highest finish in the group wins this wager.
For instance, a wager on Driver 1 winning £13 gets you £10 (this is a total of £23.)
For a total of £21, wager £10 on Driver 2 and get £11 and your £10 back.
If you bet £10 on Driver 2 winning the race, you will win £80 and your £10 back, totalling £90.
Other props could also be displayed, such as the over/under on which one of the manufacturers will win.
Now that you understand a bit more how betting on car racing works, let’s discover 4 of the best racing tracks worldwide.
4 best racing tracks in the world
Circuit de la Sarthe (France)
We will probably start with the most famous racing track that probably everyone has heard of, i.e., the famous Le Mans track. Its full name is Circuit de la Sarthe (we realize that not many people have heard this name). Le Mans is one of the longest circuits in the world, with a length of 13.629 km. Interestingly, sections of the track are used in everyday public traffic. The first race at Le Mans was organized in 1906 – the Grand Prix for the Grand Prize of France. However, the track became famous in the 1920s, when the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race was started on this very track (the first race took place in 1923 – competitors must complete as many laps as possible within 24 hours).
In 1965, a smaller track (Bugatti Circuit) was added to the main track, which consists only of closed roads – but it uses some of the roads from the larger track (starting straight and first turns). The length of the Bugatti Circuit is 4,180 m. MotoGP and DTM races are held on this track.
Ascari Race Resort (Spain)
Another track we had to add to this list is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. It is located in a valley in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The owner and creator of the track is Klaas Zwart, who chose the place of the track by flying a helicopter over the area. The track is about 5.6 km long – the longest straight is 470 meters.
Ascari Race Resort has 26 corners that were modeled after various corners from tracks around the world. Unfortunately, the track is only for the elite – you have to be a member of the club to be able to race on this track. Racing club members include F1 and MotoGP competitors and businessmen. There is a luxury complex at the track with a clubhouse, conference rooms, and a garage for 450 cars.
Silverstone Circuit (England)
There is no denying that the best tracks are in Europe. The next track that we will present is located in England. It is Silverstone Circuit. The track is located on the border of two counties: Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.
Silverstone Circuit was built on the initiative of the British Royal Automobile Club in 1948. The original shape of the track was a trapezoid, which was 4.172 km long. The current track is 5.891 km long. The latest version of the track is the Arena (since 2010), where both Formula 1 and MotoGP races are held. However, other races are also organized at the Silverstone track, including Auto GP, European Le Mans Series, Formula BMW, Porsche Supercup, and FIA World Endurance.
Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia)
The last track on our list is located in Malaysia (about 85 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur) – it is the newest of the tracks that we put on this list. The opening of the track took place on March 9, 1999. It was designed by the German architect Hermann Tilk.
The track was built in just 14 months at a construction cost of £120 million. It has a total of 5,543 km and consists of 15 curves and 8 straights. In Sepang, you can reach a maximum speed of 330 km/h. This Malaysian track is one of the most modern facilities of this type in the world. The following races are organized on it: Formula 1, MotoGP, and A1 Grand Prix.