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18-10-2011, 06:28 PM
Well are there any tracks in Essen area? I'll might get a job that will involve travelling also to Essen for week or two per month. So I would like to know if there are any options to race.
Danke schoen :)

18-10-2011, 06:31 PM
yea it issent far from belgium so yes there are some tracks there . within 50 km you will have 3 i think if u are talking about essen in holland (netherlands)

18-10-2011, 06:33 PM
Nah I've really got German Essen on mind. Essen that you have on mind is over 200km away :/

18-10-2011, 06:53 PM
even that is not that bad pavel just do the 200 km trip over than and lets race over here than would be fun

18-10-2011, 07:54 PM
Well it will depend on circumstances. If I'll have a car and how much time I'll have over weekend.

25-10-2011, 03:16 PM
Niemand mit mehr Informationen?

25-10-2011, 05:35 PM
I know there is a track in Langenfeld, the also organise some great indoor races over the winter. We (dutch guys) sometimes drive there also.


25-10-2011, 06:29 PM
There is an Onroad track in Essen - http://www.msc-essen.de/

Also in Duisburg about 20km away from essen is an Offroad Track - http://www.rcrt-duisburg.de/

The offroad track is probably closed in the winter but maybe they have some indoor practicing in a sports hall.

For more tracks Onroad and Offroad have a look at www.rcmap.de (http://www.rcmap.de)
Its a google based map with almost every race track in germany.
Consider yourself lucky that you are in west germany, there are the most rc tracks ;)

28-10-2011, 11:33 PM
Sorry to have missed this post!

I work in Essen and live in Langenfeld. The AMC Langenfeld holds the premier indoor offroad race series called the Sixdays, which always pulls a crowd. A couple of the Belgian and Dutch drivers usually make it over and a good time is had by all :)

If you are here in the summer we also have a fairly kick-ass astroturf track outdoors. There is a thread down in the german section covering the 2010 german champs which were held on that track. If you refer dirt there is a club in Duisburg and one in Dortmund but they don't run over the winter.

I would love to have the dude with the hat at one of our race meets :thumbsup:

Give me a heads-up when you get here!

29-10-2011, 11:46 AM
Danke schoen.
I really hope that I'll get a job and will be able to do some races with you guys over there. Still waiting for response - waiting is killing me :)
Anyway I expect first business trips over there more in summer time rather than sooner (I'm still studying at university and it doesn't go very well together).

21-01-2012, 09:42 AM
There's also an indoor track in Lünen. I haven't been there yet, so I really can't comment on it.

www.minimobilwelt.de (http://www.minimobilwelt.de)

21-02-2012, 04:22 PM
Well I've been assigned to UK project so it looks like I won't come to Essen anytime soon. Maybe after this one is done...
Anyway thanks guys

09-11-2012, 07:39 AM
Well, I've been reassigned to German project and this weekend I'm staying in Essen. Is there any racing nearby?

09-11-2012, 09:04 AM
I don't know much on racing in Germany - I do know that the following tracks in the Netherlands and Belgium are 'closest' to to you:

1. MAC Vlijmen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjwmD63ib_I) (51.688075,5.178111 on Google Maps) - It's the track I usually drive - it's clay, it's got a nice flow to it and it's relatively forgiving if you make a mistake. In the winter we drive indoors in a horse riding school in a nearby town, Rosmalen.
2. Indoor track in Uden - it doesn't exist yet but I think they start building in January (51.666593,5.616747 on Google Maps shows where the village is).
3. ORRA Arendonk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbCrDOrbMuQ) (51.311784,5.047632 on Google Maps) - I only drove on this track once, but it was a huge load of fun (though I still find it a scary track to drive on in the dry).

All of these venues are 120-160km away, and I know it's likely there are tracks nearer to Essen. However, if you fancy joining in on some club races or the Belgian-Dutch championship, I can guarantee you it will be worth the drive - (in travel time) for me the closest track is MAC Vlijmen, which is 120km/2 1/2 hours of travelling (by public transport) :lol: