Wow...Marlon's Travel Log continous..."After the visit to the F1 test in Spain my Dad, Chris and I travelled by car to Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. Spa is the World's most exciting race track.
"After the visit to the F1 test in Spain my Dad, Chris and I travelled by car to Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. Spa is the World's most exciting race track. Every racer loves it and it is a privilege to be able to drive there. I am not absolutely sure, but I might be the first Filipino race driver ever to race on this famous European track!
It is a great 'nature track' located in the middle of a big forest with trees all around. These have been safely removed from the corners of the track in recent history and run offs were constructed. In former times the track was quite dangerous. It goes up and down with altitude differences of more than 600 meters! When you come up the famous 'Eau Rouge' curve, you shoot up into the sky and soon after go steeply downhill and turn into an extremely fast left hander. When you see these curves during F1 races on TV you don't realize how steep it actually is! You experience constantly negative and lateral G-Forces that push you into the seat and to the sides of the cockpit.
I did quite well during the two half-day tests I was allowed to do and placed constantly in the top five or ten. Not bad since the best drivers are supposed to be in the BMW Europe series. So I think I will be able to do well during my guest races in summer, even so I was not allowed to do more testing because the testing for guest drivers in another BMW series is very limited."