What’s happening this February in the world of motorsport?

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If you thought January was busy, February is about to shift into a higher gear with the pulsating action happening in the world of motorsport.

This month’s biggest events include the return of Nascar and the World Superbike Championships, the Daytona 500, the Santiago ePrix and the Bathurst 12 hours.

Here’s some of the highlights to look forward to from the world of motorsport in February:

Bathurst 12 Hours: Starts February 2.

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Mount Panorama will stage this incredible race which will see drivers competing on one of Australia’s most prominent circuits.

The four mile course will pit drivers against their limits, as this race is not solely down to who has the best car. Drivers will face a 570 ft climb up the mountain before a long, long straight to the finish line.

A mixture of fast downhills, hill climbs and true technical sections are what makes the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hours stand out on the racing calendar.

Santiago ePrix: Starts February 3.

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The wait for Formula E’s debut on the streets of Santiago, Chile is nearly over with the action set to commence on the third.

Drivers will compete along the 1.53 mile course that takes in breathtaking views along Avenue Santa Maria before heading across the river Mapocho and taking in the Plaza Baquedano and the Forestal Park.

TV times – Qualifying on 3rd 6-6:45pm with the race live at 6:45-8pm on Eurosport 1.

Nascar: Starts February 11.

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The Nascar season kick-starts with the Advance Auto Parts Clash, before the Can-Am Duel 1 and Can-Am Duel 2 races four days later.

However the biggest Nascar event of the month will be the Daytona 500’s celebrations a few days later on February 18 – the 60th anniversary since the world-famous race launched. Kurt Busch finally clinched his first Daytona 500 win last year after coming up short for the past 16 years and will be desperate to hang on to his title.

The Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 on February 25 will round off a jam-packed three weeks worth of motorsport action.

World Superbike Championships – Australian Round: Starts February 23.

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The World Superbike Championships will return at the end of the month at the Yamaha Finance Australian Round circuit on Phillip Island.

The 2.76 mile race will test riders’ abilities featuring the infamous and supremely tricky southern loop, before Stoner corner and that’s only within the first quarter of the track.

Amateur motorsport.

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Closer to home, those who are interested in getting into motorsport Donington Park are running two track days this month.

The first is for car drivers on the 11 with the only requirements are that drivers must hold a full driver’s license or an MSA race license and they must abide by the health and safety rules stating that all drivers and passengers must wear helmets and have their arms and legs covered at all times.

Motorcycle enthusiasts your track day is on the 27. Requirements that must be met are that riders have a full unrestricted UK license or an ACU race license, no tyre warmers, no daytime only MOTs and riders must use full zip together leathers and a helmet that matches the ACU old standard.

What other motorsport events are you looking forward to this month? And what are your picks for March? Let us know in the comments below.

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