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Ricardo Tormo Circuit

"Circuit de Valencia" redirects here. For the 2014 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix venue, see Valencia Street Circuit.
Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo
Location Cheste, Valencia, (Spain)
Time zone GMT +1 (DST: +2)
Major events FIM MotoGP
Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix
WTCC; DTM; F3; GP2; SBK
Length 4.005 km (2.517 mi)
Turns 14
Lap record 1:25.234 (Pedro Lamy, Peugeot 908 HDi FAP, 2007)

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 RA106, with a time of 1 m 08.540sec.[1]

The track hosts the MotoGP Valencian Community Grand Prix, and also a race from the DTM.

The track is named after Spanish, two-time world champion Grand Prix motorcycle racer Ricardo Tormo.

Typical laptimes

Category Time Driver Car Date
F1 1:08.540 Anthony Davidson Honda RA106 2006
LMP 1:23.489 Nicolas Minassian/Marc Gené Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 2007 1000 km of Valencia
F2 1:27.488 Robert Wickens Red Bull Junior Team 2009 Valencia Formula Two round
DTM 1:30.606 Mattias Ekström Audi A4 2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season
MotoGP 1:30.844 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 2012 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix
FIA GT 1:31.368 Michael Bartels/Uwe Alzen Saleen S7 2004 FIA GT Valencia 500km
WSB 1:33.615 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha YZF-R1 2010 Valencia Superbike World Championship round
WTCC 1:42.228 Yvan Muller Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2012 FIA WTCC Race of Spain

In other media

The track has been recreated in the videogames Tourist Trophy and Gran Turismo PSP. It is also one of the tracks planned but removed for Gran Turismo 5, and will make a return in Gran Turismo 6.

The track also appears in other video games like GTR Evolution and rFactor as well.

References

External links

  • Circuit de Valencia – Official website
  • Trackpedia's guide to driving the Circuit de Valencia

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


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