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Race Worthy: Down South, Down Under, or Under the Lights?


Perhaps the best type of dilemma to have is one where any decision can be seen as the right decision. This particular dilemma is exactly what I faced in having to rate which race would be worth watching the most for this upcoming weekend. It is hard to choose whenever any decision made will be seen as both the best choice and worst choice, depending on who you ask. Luckily, there was no difficulty in narrowing it down to the following three choices:

1. Under the Lights: Moto GP Season Opener @ Losail International Circuit, Qatar

  • First event of the 2013 season that is sure to answer a lot of questions and set the tone for the rest of the season. 
  • Intense teammate battles set to take place among the works teams.
  • A unique setting – the only Moto GP race to take place at night under the lights in the middle of a desert.

2. Down Under: V8 Supercars @ Tasmania

  • Amazing production value that really draws in hardcore viewership
  • 3 races over the course of the weekend
  • “First V8 Supercar event to experience the new 60/60 Super Sprint race format, designed specifically to produce more spectacular and compelling racing. These changes coincide with the introduction of Nissan and AMG to the grid in 2013, adding a ‘pure racing’ element without the need for fuel or tyre conservation.” – via the Tasmania event website

3. Down South: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama @ Barber Motorsports Park

  • Amazing track with it’s own unique and charming features both on and off the road.
  • Faster cars and recently resurfaced track ensures that track records will be broken
  • Did I say amazing track?! There is a reason why teams like to test here.

If you could only watch one race live, I would have to recommend the Moto GP race. The teammate battles among the works teams are likely to be intense and produce some thrilling on track scenes. Plus the season opening race will mark the start of an extremely promising season that may see a rookie rise to the top, a legend add another title to his history, or a veteran finally get his first title.

Honestly, all three of these events are worth your time. Each one has it’s own slew of interesting stories and each wields a variety of advantages in terms of location, technology, and racing potential. You can’t go wrong.


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