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Misano

Friday, 24. August 2018 to Sunday, 26. August 2018

First night races in history of the DTM

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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Race highlights

The DTM carries out two races on all race weekends. The distance is always 55 minutes plus one lap.

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship is the leading junior series in Europe. Anyone who shines here has good prospects for a cockpit in the DTM or Formula 1.

In the Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup, super sports cars from Ingolstadt are entering the race.

Schedule

There is a lot to experience on a DTM weekend. Here you will find an overview of the race program in advance. In time for the event we publish the detailed timetable.

Friday

Free practice DTM
Practice and qualifyings support series

Saturday

Free practice, qualifying and race DTM
Races support series
Pitwalk
Side events

Sunday

Free practice, qualifying and race DTM
Races support series
Pitwalk
Side events

Alex Zanardi

Will contest the races 13 and 14 of the DTM for BMW as guest starter.

Gianna Nannini

Will inspire the fans of the DTM in Misano with her unique grating voice.

Night race

The two races start at 22:30 hrs. - the first two night races in DTM history.

News Misano

Misano

Opened 1972
Location Italien
Track length4,226 km
DTM-Lap record-
Driven by-
Most victories-
The best brand-
Website www.misanocircuit.com

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.

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You can get further travel information on the homepage of the Misano World Circuit .

Pocket guide and map can be found in the week before the event at this point.

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