Circuit Ricardo Tormo
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. The track hosts the MotoGP Valencian Community Grand Prix.
|Circuit de Valencia|
|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)|
|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.
- "The Autosport.Com F1 Testing Centre". www.autosport.com. n.d. Retrieved Nov 16, 2009.
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