Circuit Ricardo Tormo

motorsport track in Spain

Circuit Ricardo Tormo (also known as Circuit de Valencia and officially named "Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo") is a motorsport race track located in Cheste (Valencia, Spain) and built in 1999. It has a capacity of 120,000 spectators and seating for 60,000. It is often used as a test track by the Formula One teams, because of the mild temperatures in winter. Anthony Davidson holds the unofficial lap record, set in 2006 while testing a Honda, with a time of 1 m 08.540sec.[1] The track hosts the MotoGP Valencian Community Grand Prix.

Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo
Circuit de Valencia
Valencia (Ricardo Tormo) track map.svg
Location Cheste, Valencia, (Spain)
Time zone GMT +1 (DST: +2)
Major Events FIM MotoGP
Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix
WTCC; DTM; F3; GP2; SBK
Circuit Length 4.051 km (2.517 mi)
Turns 14
Lap Record 1:23.489 (Marc Gené, LMS, 2007)

The track is named after Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer Ricardo Tormo (September 7, 1952 – December 27, 1998). Circuit Ricardo Tormo has been featured in a number of video games and simulations.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Autosport.Com F1 Testing Centre". www.autosport.com. n.d. Retrieved 2009-Nov-16. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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Coordinates: 39°29′9″N 0°37′41″W / 39.48583°N 0.62806°W / 39.48583; -0.62806