18 September 2019 10:00
The weather has started to turn, the autumnal phase is fast approaching, and the length of the night is almost out-lasting the duration of the day. Weather can never be fully guaranteed but if you're on the look for warmer, sunnier climbs where should you go? Motorsport Live takes a look at five of the best.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Formula 1’s extended 2019 calendar means the championship will be racing into December for the first time in over 50 years. With Europe plunging into the depths of winter it is the perfect time for a brief escape to watch Formula 1 cars in action around Abu Dhabi’s staggering Yas Marina facility. Since its arrival on the Formula 1 calendar in 2009 qualifying and the race have taken place at twilight, with the cars sparkling spectacularly beneath the floodlights, while also ensuring spectators can soak up pleasant temperatures.
Even in one of the cooler months in the United Arab Emirates the daytime temperature can exceed 30c, meaning there’s perfect conditions to spend the morning by the pool before heading to the circuit to catch up with all the action, while the range of covered grandstands means that you’re protected even during daytime sessions.
Valencian Motorcycle Grand Prix
MotoGP’s season finale has been held in Valencia for the best part of two decades and while inclement weather can sometimes strike, with the mornings a tad on the chilly side, daytime temperatures can certainly rocket to be among the warmest in Europe in November. It is still worth packing a jacket or two for the pleasant evenings you’ll spend in the historic Ciutat Vella or adjacent to the golden beaches, but come daytime you probably won’t need that overcoat.
Temperatures can nudge towards 20c while Valencia is renowned for its sunny weather – over 300 days of sunshine is recorded annually. It is a cracking venue at which to watch all three divisions – MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 – reach their thrilling denouements, and tickets are still available for this year’s finale.
Bahrain Grand Prix
This article was made for Bahrain. With the ability to lay claim to having hosted some of the hottest Formula 1 Grands Prix ever, with racing taking place in the peak daytime heat, provided by the tiny Gulf state. As with the nearby United Arab Emirates rainfall is a rarity, with just under three inches of the wet stuff falling on average each year – there’s no need to be trying to stuff a pac-a-mac into your luggage for this one.
High daytime temperatures are regular at Sakhir but this has been alleviated in recent years after organisers joined Abu Dhabi in holding its Grand Prix at twilight, meaning spectators can soak up the action in pleasant evening temperatures. Sakhir itself also offers plenty of fan zone activities for all types of race-goers, centring around a funfair that features a carousel, a roller-skating arena, and several stands where you can win prizes. Be sure to register your interest to keep abreast with all the latest offers and updates for next year’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Australian Grand Prix
Formula 1’s 70th anniversary season will once again commence down under, with Melbourne’s Albert Park to act as the seasons curtain-raiser in Australia. After a long winter of preparation and work in chilly conditions throughout Europe the Formula 1 fraternity are certainly enthusiastic to bask in sunnier and warmer climes.
The back-end of the Australian summer season, makes for comfortable temperatures in the in the mid to high 20s giving pleasant conditions from which to watch the new teams and drivers in action after several months of hibernation. The 2020 Australian Grand Prix will take place from 12-15 March 2020, and if you can get gold advantage if you purchase tickets with Motorsport Live before the end of the month.
Qatar’s Losail Circuit joined the MotoGP schedule in 2004 and for the past decade the event has been held under floodlights, marking a spectacular start to each respective campaign. Rain is unlikely to be seen in the desert but it has been noted on occasion, causing the MotoGP race to be postponed due to the shine from the water on the tarmac.
Predominantly though dry and warm conditions can be expected, with the daytime temperatures nudging into the high 20s, and the setting of the sun coinciding with a pleasant cooling. 2020 Qatar MotoGP ticketand hospitality options are not yet available, but pre-register you interest with Motorsport Live and be notified the moment they do. To buy and see the options then please click here to buy MotoGP tickets today.
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