Following several modification measures, the length of the 'Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli' amounts today amounts to exactly 4,226 metres. The circuit features 16 corners, six left-handers and 10 right-handers. A layout that doesn't offer much room for high-speed section. The longest straight has got a length of just 656 metres. The circuit located at the Adria's Riviera, in the Emilia-Romagna, was opened in 1972. Since 2007, the races held at the Italian Spa's circuit are contested clockwise. Misano is a modern, demanding driver circuit with different corner radii and a lot of changes of direction. To date, DTM and Misano hadn't any points of contact. The German Super Touring Car Championship's (STW) race meeting in 1999 was the only one a German series held at the 13,000-citizen town.
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Motor racing sport in the nicest environment: for the first time, DTM will hold a race meeting at the Adriatic Riviera, in the Emilia-Romagna. The Italian Spa Misano will be the venue of the 13th and 14th races of the popular touring-car series. After several modifications, the length of the 'Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli' today amounts to 4,226 metres and features 16 corners, 10 right-handers and only six left-handers. A layout that doesn't offer much room for high-speed sections. The longest straight has got a length of just 565 metres.
The circuit was opened in 1972. 21 years later it was extended to 4.060 kilometres. Furthermore, a new pit building with a 600-square metre media centre was built. In the years 1996 and 1997 the pit building was enlarged once again and later, a permanent grandstand was added. From autumn 2006 to spring 2007 the entire circuit was subjected to another modification and since then the races have been contested clockwise. The run-off areas were extended and the safety increased, in particular to meet the MotoGP standards. The result is a modern, challenging driver circuit with different corner radii.
To date, DTM and Misano hadn't any points of contact. The German Super Touring Car Championship's (STW) race meeting in 1999 was the only one a German series held at the 13,000-citizen town. Due to the enormous heat, the qualifying session and the races were held around sundown at 'only' 30° C. In the only STW works appearance of the Alfa Romeo team Fabrizio Giovanardi secured the pole and the win in the sprint race, followed by Uwe Alzen (Opel) and his fellow Alfa Romeo driver Nicola Larini. Meanwhile, the race for the International ADAC Cold Cup was won by Christian Abt who was joined on the podium by Uwe Alzen and the Italian Honda driver Gabriele Tarquini.
… Misano's circuit was opened in 1972. In 1993, the track length was extended from 3.488 to 4.060 kilometres. From autumn 2006 to spring 2007, the circuit was subjected to another massive modification. Since that time, the races that were contested anti-clockwise, before, have been contested clockwise.
… after the death of the Italian MotoGP driver Marco Simoncelli - in 2011 at Sepang - the circuit was renamed 'Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli'.
… Misano regularly holds the San Marino GP as part of the MotoGP World Championship as well as a World Superbike Championship round.
„There are many changes of direction. It is not easy to get the car in a good balance. Add to that the high temperatures. You have to control your tires and brakes. It has a special atmosphere. It's a bit like on vacation.“Manuel Reuter