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Old 20.02.2012, 20:24
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Hi there,

It's a general interest question, as I don't really have the either the equipment (Ducati Diavel*), the domestic visa, or the money, but what track days are available in CH?

I've seen the posts about racing being banned, but what about track days themselves?

* Actually it's a bloody giggle passing superbikes in the inters.
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Old 20.02.2012, 23:19
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Re: Tracks

None in Switzerland - but Wirz Motorsport run some in nearby countries. I have used them in the past - and spoke to them recently.

They're website will be in English soon.
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Would be cool to organize a EF track day. I would love to, definitely going to be making the drive up to Nurburgring when the weather gets a bit better.
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Old 21.02.2012, 10:32
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Hi there,

It's a general interest question, as I don't really have the either the equipment (Ducati Diavel*), the domestic visa, or the money, but what track days are available in CH?

I've seen the posts about racing being banned, but what about track days themselves?

* Actually it's a bloody giggle passing superbikes in the inters.
As far as I'm aware that ban was lifted 2 or 3 years ago, maybe longer. Not that it actually made a difference as there are no racetracks as such in Switzerland. You can go karting, but I guess that's not going to cut it for you

So, as DK has already said, you'll need to get out of Switzerland to do a track day.
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Old 22.02.2012, 03:09
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Re: Tracks

Hi

Yep, nothing in CH, but close to the borders are Anneau du Rhin up in France (2 hours from ZRH), or Dijon and Bresse down GVA way. Also a few in Germany which are doable.

And we have a EF group going to some of these already, just look for the biking group, am sure I already put out the dates for this year.

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Hopefully sometime next year I can get a bike as well. Any of these places permit cars?
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Old 22.02.2012, 17:19
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Re: Tracks

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Yes, most of the tracks also do car days. Just google for the tracks website and have a look. I know Anneau du Rhin and Dijon both do them.

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Awesome, I sent them an email regarding track days.
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Old 23.02.2012, 13:01
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Re: Tracks

Cheers for the tips guys...it won't matter because my "domestic visa" application has been denied, so no trips for me
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Re: Tracks

Shame Silverburn, but you could still ride at the weekends when we stay in CH. Some very fun pass roads to be tried during the summer :-)

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Re: Tracks

Oh yes, there are some great roads to drive in switzerland. Can wait for the weather to get better, and suggestions which roads to try?
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Shame Silverburn, but you could still ride at the weekends when we stay in CH. Some very fun pass roads to be tried during the summer :-)

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Most definitely!
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Old 25.02.2012, 15:30
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Re: Tracks

@U2usual

There are so many good sceneic roads in the mountains and countryside during the summer, it's hard to suggest. Also depends on how far you are happy to go, and for how long. We have done anything upto all day, 350km, 5 pass rides in the bike group. Great fun but a little tiring. Maybe less so on 4 wheels.

If you've not tried them before, Klaussenpass is a good one, stopping at the resutrant at top for lunch or a snack. Furka, Grimsel, just about most of the passes are worth a look, as the scenery is usually real nice.

Here is a link to a google interactive map one of the guys in the biking group made. 3 pages showing most of the pass roads in CH, quite handy as it can also drop onto Andriod.

http://g.co/maps/mhdfv

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Re: Tracks

It's one of the reasons I moved here - the biking roads are excellent. And my bone-jarring ride on the Diavel isn't as bad on the smoother swiss roads!
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@U2usual

There are so many good sceneic roads in the mountains and countryside during the summer, it's hard to suggest. Also depends on how far you are happy to go, and for how long. We have done anything upto all day, 350km, 5 pass rides in the bike group. Great fun but a little tiring. Maybe less so on 4 wheels.

If you've not tried them before, Klaussenpass is a good one, stopping at the resutrant at top for lunch or a snack. Furka, Grimsel, just about most of the passes are worth a look, as the scenery is usually real nice.

Here is a link to a google interactive map one of the guys in the biking group made. 3 pages showing most of the pass roads in CH, quite handy as it can also drop onto Andriod.

http://g.co/maps/mhdfv

Regards Chris
Hey Chris, Tony's map needs a little work, I think. Klick on the Kluasenpass once - it basically takes a northern alternative route, rather than the actual Klausenpass. And he needs to add my favorite, the Sustenpass. :-)
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Old 25.02.2012, 21:31
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Re: Tracks

Agree Silverburn, the roads are quite nice, even the high ones in summer are not too bad, just watch out for cows and thier deposits :-)

@Lance, will kick Tony for ya :-)

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