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On the Fast Track - Circuit de Catalunya

Formula One Test Day in Barcelona

As a member of the Products Team here at Travel Department, I am responsible for putting together our range of Motor Sport Holidays. I organise the flights, hotel, transfers, local guides and tickets to ensure an enjoyable visit to some of the biggest race days in the Formula One Calendar.

Circuit de Barcelona

Ahead of the start of our Motor Sport 2016 program, Travel Department sent a couple of our staff members to check out the Formula One Test Day at Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. With Irene, our Motor Sports Specialist from the Sales Team, and Grace, our Operations Team Leader, we set off with Aer Lingus on March 3rd 2016, flying in to Barcelona El Prat Airport. On arrival, we transferred to Badalona, a city in eastern Catalonia.

Badalona has many shops, restaurants and bars, located approximately 13kms from city of Barcelona and 25kms from Circuit de Catalunya, making it an ideal base for our Spanish Motor Sport groups. We stayed at the 4 star Rafaelhoteles Badalona and enjoyed its comfortable style and convenient location.

Formula 1 Car

On the Test Day, we were met by the UK & Ireland Promotions Rep from Circuit de Catalunya. Once we collected our passes we joined a guided tour of the circuit, viewing the circuit itself as well as the various different stands and the executive suites. We also had the opportunity to take part in a pit lane walk. After this it was time for a guided tour of the Paddocks which gave us the chance to see first-hand what goes on behind the scenes. We were even lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Lewis Hamilton!

Travel Department has been offering Motorsport Holidays for more than 20 years and our itineraries have been perfected with our customers in mind. Our new sister brand TDactive is now operating our Motorsport Holidays for 2016 with destinations such as the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Belgian Grand Prix and many more available to book today. We even have the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on sale if you fancy going a little further afield. You can check out our full range of holidays here: www.tdactive.ie

TrackSo if you can see yourself cheering from the stands of the Brno Moto GP or are tempted to see the action at Hungaroring why not give our Motor Sports Specialist, Irene, a call on 01 637 1600. Irene would be happy to talk you through our options for 2016 and give you advice on the various ticket upgrades we can offer you at the each circuit.

Find out more about our TDactive 4 night holiday to the Spanish Grand Prix and 3 night holiday to the Catalunya Moto GP at the Circuit de Catalunya, or browse our full range of Motorsport Holidays on the TDactive website now.  

We look forward to welcoming you on a Travel Department Motorsport Holiday soon!

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