Independence of The Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's largest ships and when she docked in Lanzarote, we were delighted to welcome some of the crew to the track to enjoy a well earned day off. With over 1300 staff serving more than 4,000 passengers, she really is huge, as you can see from the shot above, which was taken from the track!
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Many visitors to the island head to the legendary Teguise market on a Sunday morning. It's huge, with hundreds of stalls selling local craft goods, souvenirs, art and designer watches, handbags and sun glasses. We'd highly recommend a visit, and at the same time you can see the fabulous architecture of the town, which used to be Lanzarote's capital.
We love having kids driving on the track, and children always have the most fantastic time when they come to visit us, often asking their parents to bring them back again before the end of their holiday!
For youngsters who haven't driven before, our track marshals know exactly how to make sure they have a good time and remain safe. Our junior karts are designed for children of between 1.2 and 1.6 metres in height, roughly 6 to 12 years old. They have adjustable seats and pedals. Once they're comfortable, the race marshals will:
1/ Explain the controls to them carefully.
Our two classic cars, Bess the Rolls Royce, and Marilyn the Cortina were pressed into service to join all the other classics on the island for a run for Fiesta San Ginés.
But while they were out John persuaded all the other owners to come and visit the track on their way down to Arrecife, so everyone there was treated to the spectacle of some of Lanzarote's best classic cars, touring the track and then parking on the grid so that everyone could have a close look.
Here's some video we shot:
Car enthusiasts might like to know that there is a Tuning Show just down the road from our track on Saturday 23rd August 2014.
The first part of the event will be held at 19:30 in the car park of the I.E.S. San Bartolome secondary school, situated on the left hand side of the LZ-20 main road into town when travelling up from Playa Honda or Arrecife.
There's a go kart race that takes place every year in France, called "Le Petit Monaco or "Little Monaco." The karts race on a facsimile of the famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, complete with water where the real circuit features the marina, and even with it's own version of the Monaco tunnel.
It certainly makes for some spectacular racing!
Here's a video of the 2010 race - the commentary is in French, so turn the sound down unless you parlez Francais!
Now is the time to book a Grand Prix with us! We’re using our new lower track, which features a super long straight, and some interesting and tricky new corners to test your skills. And we can run races in both directions, to add a bit of spice to the competition!
For a Grand Prix of your own, we only need a minimum of six people, and here’s what you get:
We've just found this video of a bunch of professional triathletes, who were staying at Sands Beach Resort on the island, who came to enjoy some fun on the track.
There are some great shots from someone's head cam!
Do you have any great videos from your day with us? Give us a shout and we'll publish them!