ISRA Worlds 2007
6-13 October, Revúca, Slovakia
Traveling to Slovakia
I started from my home on Thursday morning. On the way Torgny
Nordgren and Michel Lorin joined me on our way to the
the town of Växjö where we changed to a
rented Volkswagen bus which had enough space for eight people plus
luggage. We then continued driving south down to Hjärup arriving
at eight in the evening.
In Hjärup Lars Harrysson, Kai Embrey, Ove Halvarsson, Pierre Gryth
Elftström met up and then we went to the ferries and left Sweden
at ten in the evening.
Being eight people there was no problem driving non-stop
through the night via Sassnitz, Berlin, Dresden, Prag and arriving late
Friday evening at Jelsava close to the track.
The first thing I did after checking in to the hotel was to
take a shower. I later found out that it was very good I did that.
The hotel did not give us any key to the front door and had only staff
there early morning and late evening. This meant that you could not get
into the hotel during day time to rest.
On Saturday morning we went to the track for the open
I meet Gugu who was not happy. Their hotel, Hrádok, where the
race were, had no hot water. None of the racers had any chance to
Practice. This year they introduced a ticket system where you
got a ticket to
practice on a certain lane. After driving and being marshall you then
changed the ticket and got a new. This was very good since you then had
time to work on your cars between the practice sessions.
Sunday morning I took a shower but I did not like it.
The reason was that there was no hot water at all. After talking to the
hotel personnel they said that the one that maybe could fix it didn't
work during weekends and they did not apologize for the inconvenience!
Still hotel Hrádok was out of hot water!
Sunday was scheduled practice and at the evening we got the
When arriving to the hotel in the evening I was hoping that
they maybe had fixed the hot water problem but they hadn't done that.
On Monday the guests at hotel Hrádok were much happier
since they now had hot water.