D.A.S. at the Motocross
The one common trait among all of these events is the presence of D.A.S.
Motocross sub-disciplines have become the rage lately across the world but even more so in Spain. Indoor events such as Supercross and Freestyle championships complement the traditional racing calendar of the Spanish Outdoor Motocross Championship. Lighting and sound systems are fundamental to each and every one of these truly breathtaking events and D.A.S. sound systems were on location at several different contests throughout Spain.
D.A.S. has made an important contribution to the success of many Freestyle tournaments; the newest and perhaps most spectacular motocross discipline. The firm Telemag de Lorca, S.L., led by José González Jr. deployed systems from the Sound Touring and Compact series at contests held in the cities of Lorca, Alicante, Valencia and Burgos, to name just a few. The bull fighting arenas of these cities were packed with crowds of in excess of 15,000 spectators on some occasions and the performance of D.A.S. audio systems proved invaluable. 40 systems from the Sound Touring series, together with eight Compact-2 units powered the sound to match the dare-devil stunts performed by participants on bikes and even quads.
Another more recent newcomer to the indoor motocross scene with an even greater number of fans is Supercross. This season featured several tournaments at venues such as the Bizkaia Arena in Baracaldo, which hosted one of the rounds of the European Supercross Championship. The San Sebastian based company Soinua, headed up by Jorge de la Torre, took charge of installing the tried and trusted D.A.S. powered Aero 28A line array systems. A total of 28 model CA-28A systems and ten CA-215A subwoofer units were deployed in six arrays and flown from the ceiling of the magnificent Bizkaia Arena.
To get an idea of the size of the event, consider that 4,000 cubic meters of earth, enough to fill 350 high capacity dump trucks were used to ready the track for the huge jumps of the riders and their machines and that wasn't all. This Supercross spectacular featured metal jumps at the finish-line, a huge lighting show, a 30 square meter giant screen not to mention of course powerful and strong sound reinforcement delivered by D.A.S. Audio line array systems. Finally there's motocross in its original format and the traditional Spanish Motocross Championship; a truly vintage tournament that this year celebrated its 50th season. The contests included one held at the La Vega de Albaida Circuit in Valencia, which was recently remodelled and equipped with a new public address and messaging system, using D.A.S. BiDriver units.
The Valencian company Betadreams, S.L., directed by Francisco Bosch supplied and installed the 11 D.A.S. BiDriver systems that form the whole PA and messaging system. They were flown on four towers distributed in different areas of the track. The main tower was situated in the central zone and featured six units that provided coverage across all spectator viewing areas. A further three towers were equipped with five BiDriver units and deployed across the length of the paddock area.