Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan

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Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan
Circuito Urbano de Marrakech.svg
Location Marrakech, Morocco
Major events WTCC, F2, Auto GP World Series
Length 4.624 km (2.87 mi)
Turns 15
Lap record 1:28.450 (Narain Karthikeyan, Zele Racing, 2013, Auto GP World Series)

The Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan (also known as Marrakech Street Circuit and Marrakech Racetrack) is a 4.624 kilometres (2.87 mi) temporary street circuit in Agdal district, Marrakech, Morocco.[1] The circuit is venturing by MGP.[2]

MGP’s partner in Morocco, D3 Motorsport Development has been given the responsibility of the design of the street circuit. It is the same architect company that designed the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in Australia.[3] Groupe Menara was supervising the construction in Route de l'Ourika and along Boulevard Mohammed.[2] The paddock had been paved alongside the walls of the Royal Garden and more than 2500 concrete impact blocks and many debris fence panels had been put in place to bound the track.[1]

The planned 2009 World Touring Car Championship season's third round at the street circuit held on 3 May 2009. It was the first international car race in Morocco since the 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix at the Ain-Diab Circuit in Casablanca.[4]

The circuit[edit]

The circuit has a tight hairpin and long straights punctuated by chicanes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NEXT STOP: MARRAKECH, MOROCCO". fiawtcc.com. 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Marrackech Racetack Unveiled". fiawtcc.com. n.d. Retrieved 2008-11-23. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Marrackech Morocco". formulatwo.com. n.d. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  4. ^ "Marrackech GP Joins 2009 WTCC Calendar". fiawtcc.com. n.d. Retrieved 2008-11-23. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Marrackech Morocco". formulatwo.com. n.d. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

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Coordinates: 31°35′11″N 7°59′10″W / 31.58639°N 7.98611°W / 31.58639; -7.98611