Drag Racing Cozumel

Cozumel never fails to entertain me!

I was so thrilled when I discovered there would motorbike racing in Cozumel; I am a big motorbike racing enthusiast – if you know me you will I’m sure agree.

However, I soon found out that it was to be drag racing and not a Cozumel MotoGP. Still, it meant big bikes and loud noises. Eagerly I waited for the weekend of 15th and 16th October.

Unfortunately the week before the event I got very ill and thought I’d never get to see even so much as a motorbike. I had to miss the first day but felt strong enough on the 16th to venture out, and I’m glad I did.

The event is held opposite Paradise beach on the San Miguel road. The road is closed off quite a distance before and after the event. The side road usually used for bicycles and scooters got so congested with cars, bikes, and spectators, but it’s Cozumel; everything is done at an easy pace and stride.

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Barriers were placed alongside the road and not before long they were occupied with spectators from all walks of life.

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The bikes competed in two’s (as always with drag racing) at a distance of a ¼ mile and raced against times until the final rounds. They were incredibly loud since we were standing so close – absolutely fabulous.

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The event was well supported and organized and without any major incidents that we have been made aware of. After staying and thoroughly enjoying the action I left after a few hours, still weak from being ill, but next year I will bring you a more in-depth report on all the action.

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