Triumphant Return Austrian MotoGP

motorcycle tour moto gp franceRecently the 2016 Austrian GP was awarded top honors as the best event of the season by the Grand Prix Commission (full article at the end of this post).

Our job is to pick winners, and coincidentally we just so happened to have been at the 2016 Austrian Moto GP.  We agree that it deserved top honors.

After a 19 year absence from the MotoGP calendar, to come back and get top honors means that they did it right and did it right off the bat.

 

(Watch Ducati Fans Celebrate)

Here are a few of our observations.

  • The weather was outstanding.  You couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.
  • The crowd was huge, really huge, crazy huge.  It made for great ambience.
  • Great race action.  Ducati had a great race and earned a tough win.
  • The venue is awesome.  The Red Bull Ring is big.  Really big.  Lots of good seats.  General admission is not so good.
  • The logistics of getting in & out were good.  Everything kept moving smoothly.
  • Really nice airshow for starters.  Some classic propeller & jet planes entertained the crowd for a while before the race start.

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Here’s a few suggestions to potential attendees or the organizers of the Austrian MotoGP.

  • More food & refreshment options.  Some were wiped out of inventory and the race hadn’t started.
  • Some areas around the portable toilets turned into a muddy disaster.  (Not the place to wear flip-flops.)
  • Parking in fields quite far away with shuttles to get you close.  If you are riding your motorcycle, bring something to prevent the kickstand from sinking into the ground in case the ground is soft.
  • General admission seating.  You can sit, but not see.  You can stand and maybe see.  This area is crowded and too far in some places to see the race action.  For the non MotoGP fan, this is probably acceptable.  If you really want to see the race, buy a seat in the grandstands, or get there really early to secure something in the front of general admission.
  • If you want a seat, they go on sale several months in advance.  Make your purchase early, or you will be relegated to general admission.
  • As always sunscreen, hats sunglasses (although you can easily find a merchant who’ll sell you a Valentino Rossi cap)
  • Folding chairs are permitted in general admission.  The ground gets a little uncomfortable after an afternoon of sitting.

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Besides the Austrian MotoGP race, there’s an entire beautiful country to explore.  If you’re thinking about Austrian motorcycle tours, check out  our Mega Alpine motorcycle tour.  We think it’s the best way of discovering the Tyrol, Alps, Dolomites as well as Swiss mountain passes, the Stelvio pass and Grossglockner high mountain road..

 

 

Full news article here:  http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2016/12/09/austrian-gp-voted-best-of-2016/217382

 

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4 MotoGP Events in M2 Mototours 2017 Lineup

A recent press release:

M2 MotoTours Offering Guided European Motorcycle Tours at Four Moto GP Events in 2017

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 Summary: M2 MotoTours LLC, a motorcycle tour operator specializing in all inclusive European motorcycle tours announced that they are offering four guided motorcycle tours to Moto GP events in Europe in 2017.

Savannah, GA, United States – Today, M2 MotoTours LLC, a motorcycle tour operator specializing in all inclusive European motorcycle tours announced that they are offering four tours to Moto GP events in Europe in 2017.

 Regarding this recent announcement, M2 MotoTours Managing Partner Mike Owen said, “offering more Moto GP events in our 2017 lineup gives motorcycle racing fans the opportunity not only to see world class racing on major European circuits, but also experience the thrill of motorcycle touring in Europe.”

 Following positive reception of other tours that include motorsports events like the Formula One Grand Prix of Monte Carlo, M2 MotoTours took a chance on market testing a Moto GP event to gauge market reception.

 “Our first MotoGP tour in Austria was a resounding success, so adding more was an easy decision.  Considering there’s only one MotoGP event in the USA [April 2017 at the Circuit of the Americas],” Owen added, “that might not be very enticing for fans with limited vacation time, or for fans that have already see a race there.”

 Each tour is all inclusive, so participants don’t have to worry about renting a motorcycle, planning the itinerary, reserving hotels, or restaurants.  “The all inclusive motorcycle tour model really appeals to our clients who want to come ride in Europe, but don’t have the time or patience to deal with the minutiae and headache of planning a tour.” Owen continues, “we take care of it down to the details: we pick up clients at the airport, supply the motorcycle, guide them on tour, transport their luggage.  The hotels and restaurants are reserved & included, as well as gas and tolls.  Our clients really have peace of mind and can enjoy their touring experience to the fullest”

 The 2017 MotoGP season is comprised of 18 races, with 11 in Europe.

 The 2017 MotoGP races on M2 MotoTours’ agenda include: 

 Jerez, Spain May 7

Le Mans, France May 21

Austria, August August 13

Aragon, Spain September 24

 About M2 MotoTours LLC:

 Operating from Grenoble, in the heart of the French Alps, M2 MotoTours specializes in all-inclusive motorcycle tours.  Catering predominantly to American and English speaking motorcycle enthusiasts, M2 offers tours in France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Corsica and Sardinia.  M2 MotoTours prides itself in delivering the “ultimate riding experience” which includes a motorcycle, select itinerary, guide, choice accommodations, excellent food, wine and regional specialties.  

If you are considering southern Spain motorcycle tours, there are 2 to choose from, the first in May, the second Spain motorcycle tours is in September.