Certain videos, when the protagonists speak a foreign language, don't need subtitles: Mexican telenovelas, dolphins in love and auto racing are but three. Although the narration is in Spanish and there isn't any racing in this video of former WRC Champion Carlos Sainz and current DTM driver Miguel Molina lapping the Autódromo Terramar, the action needs no translation.

Terramar, in Spain, is the second oldest racing track in Europe after England's Brooklands, built in 1922 to host Grand Prix cars. Its owner's vision stretched further this his financial backing, so the two-kilometer oval track with 60-degree bankings hosted only one sanctioned race in 1923. After that, it was used sporadically, holding its last event in 1950. It is now part of land used for a chicken farm.

That didn't stop Sainz and Molina from seeing how fast they could lap the 80-year-old circuit in a Red Bull Racing Audi R8 LMS. The video is a bit long, but it's well-shot and definitely worth watching for the high banking and bumpy airborn Audi shots alone. Check out the action by scrolling down to watch the video.



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      Iva Lithp
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know this isn't how it played out, but just imagine: Someone knocks on your door, so you open it to find a full racing team there asking for permission to drive their car on your property. Oh, you mean on all that pavement in the back forty??? Let me go move my chickens off of it first....
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Georg
      • 2 Years Ago
      The R8 LMS can handle that bumpy track pretty well... they do it during the northloop 24h for ...24h jumping around on a pre ww2 oldschool race track... http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2011/05/31/1226066/371465-lowndes-luff-audi-nurburgring.jpg http://www.4ringblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/audir8lmsflyingatnurburgringbyaudimotorsport-540x360.jpg http://www.4ringblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/2879941.jpg some R8 LMS flying at the Ring
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was awesome - love the high bank shots, Sainz still has some guts to run that. The Audi sounds amazing. Beautiful setting - crazy track. I second the motion to use it as Nascar's first foray into Europe, (heck, it's almost the same as Darlington!)
      Du K
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you speak Engrish skip to 4:50
        sanmusa
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Du K
        What if you speak English AND Spanish? (and Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Korean and Swedish...)
      avatar-ds
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sure way to destroy a beautiful car and put the driver in some seriously unreasonable hazard. This looks stupid to me, sorry. This track was not equipped for such cars in the first place, and its current condition seems to be all but suitable for a low clearance tarmac blaster with short tavel suspension and low profile tyres.
        DrAngus4
        • 2 Years Ago
        @avatar-ds
        Thats why no body asked you
        Sam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @avatar-ds
        Remember, Red Bull could instead spend their advertising budget on TV ads. But they do this instead.
      AJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was painful to watch
      dward
      • 2 Years Ago
      To: formula one media and PR personnel To whom it may concern: Your series has sucked for some time now. One of the greatest reasons for it's dis-likeability is the boring, industrial park like locations for races. Even Monaco cannot compete with the beauty of this location. I would advise finding locations such as this and building similar, simple yet spectacular tracks to race at. I believe it would increase your viewership and track attendance. Your humble Media and PR strategist
        Hek!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dward
        You think you are making a good point, except getting that "track attendance" without anywhere for your track attenders to sit is impossible. Then those track attenders will want refreshments and various other amenities and comforts. They will want a place to park their vehicles & a place to sleep if they came from afar. Things aren't quite as simple as: "Let's build a track in the middle of nowhere and see if people come." A track with on-site hotels, shopping etc. built near a large city will attract a lot more spectators. Spa-Francorchamps is the only "track in the middle of nowhere" that has survived on the F1 calendar and that is quite possibly only because it has been so extensively modified and because nothing in Belgium is really very far from anything else in Belgium.
      bleexeo
      • 2 Years Ago
      With an ancient and bumpy track like that they probably should have tried it in a Redbull WRC car to start with.
      Hector Campos
      • 2 Years Ago
      90 years but whatever... cool video
      Carma Racing
      • 2 Years Ago
      Way cool, but the editing is very irritating. They think it is boring so they have to change shots every 2 seconds?
      Johns
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love Audi more than any other auto in the world; http://www.fallonautomotive.com/tips.htm
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