Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba
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|Location||Av. Iraí, nº 16, Pinhais, PR, Brazil|
|Time zone||GMT -3|
|Major events||World Series by Nissan, World Touring Car Championship, TC2000, Stock Car Brasil, Fórmula Truck, Formula 3 Sudamericana, Brazilian Formula Three Championship|
|Length||3.695 km (2.296 mi)|
|Turns||11 (7 right, 4 left)|
|Race lap record||1:09.772 ( André Couto, Vergani Racing, 2002, World Series by Nissan)|
Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba (also known as Autódromo de Pinhais and Circuito Raul Boesel) is a motorsports circuit located in Pinhais, Brazil. It has been host to the World Touring Car Championship, TC2000, Fórmula Truck and Stock Car Brasil racing. Until 2013 the circuit has also been host of the South American Formula 3 Series, namely the Formula 3 Sudamericana. The circuit now host the new Brazilian Formula Three Championship.
Fabrizio Giovanardi of JAS Motorsport suggested the circuit is bumpy. Andy Priaulx of BMW Team UK suggested the circuit got a mix of massively fast and then medium speed turns which is not favorable BMW touring cars. Jordi Gené of SEAT Sport suggested that its turns are close to each other and they are high speed. The layout and types of corners on the track is actually similar to Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, but with more dramatic elevation changes.
The elevation changes between Entrada do Miolo and Pinheirinho reward well balanced cars. Confident drivers can gain a serious advantage through the heavily banked turns. Curva de Vitoria has quite a bit of positive camber and any exit speed will carry through, all the way down the straight. However if the car goes even 10 cm wide, it will end in the wall. There is only one racing line through this fast corner, so the driver requires to line up behind the car in front and slingshot past it down the straight.
A1 Grand Prix series
The circuit was scheduled to host a round of the A1 Grand Prix series in February 2006. However, after the schedule was revised, the circuit was removed as a host venue for the series.
Simulation / Video Games
|Simulation / Video Game||Year||Configuration|
|Game Stock Car Extreme||2013|
|Game Stock Car 2012||2012|
|Game Stock Car||2010|
- "Curitiba". race-game.org. 2006. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba.|
- Official website
- Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba at Google Maps
- Map and circuit history at RacingCircuits.info