Circuit Ricardo Tormo

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Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo
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
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. 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[edit]

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
F3 1:24.832 Max Verstappen Team Motopark December 18, 2013 Valencia Formula Three test
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 1:30.803 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 2013 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
NASCAR 1:42.242 Yann Zimmer Ford Mustang 2014 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season

In other media[edit]

The track has been recreated in the videogames Tourist Trophy and Gran Turismo PSP. The track also appears in other video games like GTR Evolution and rFactor as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE AUTOSPORT.COM F1 TESTING CENTRE". www.autosport.com. n.d. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 

External links[edit]

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