There’s something incredibly evocative about old racing circuits. In Europe, there are tracks that were laid and raced on almost a century ago, although most are now incapable of accommodating modern racing cars.
Not so the Autódromo de Sitges-Terramar near Barcelona in Spain. Sure, it’s seen better days and no longer hosts the Grands Prix it did in its 1920s heyday. But it’s largely complete save for a few potholes, which gave the clever folk at Red Bull an idea. Could they take a modern race car and try and beat the Terramar lap record?
The car they chose is the Red Bull-sponsored Audi R8 LMS, and the pilots? Young DTM racer Miguel Molina and two-time World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz. They took it in turns to battle the incredibly bumpy and very steeply banked corners of Terramar, and it was all documented in fantastic style. Truly, they don’t make ‘em like that any more. Enjoy.