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Event Date: 23rd – 24th June 2012
Location: 40 kilometres east of Bologna
Circuit length: 4909 Metres
Number of turns: 9 right / 13 left
A History of SPEED…
In 2011, the SPEED EuroSeries’ first visit to Imola was marked by the domination of local hero, Ivan Bellarosa in the Wolf GB08. Qualifying over 2 seconds faster than his nearest challenger, the improving TFL Racing Juno of Reader/Burke, Bellarosa got clear of the field at the start of the race, most of which tripped over itself and ended in the gravel at the first corner, and finished some 45 seconds ahead of the Hughes/Firth WFR and Level 5 Motorsport boss, Scott Tucker in the Horag Racing prepared Ligier. The second race followed much the same pattern for Bellarosa who headed young stars Dean Stirling and Matt Draper in a sister car.
Originally named Autodromo Dino Ferrari, it inherited the Commandatore’s first name when the latter passed away.
Always renowned for its very technical and demanding layout, complex turns and chicanes, requiring a high driving level, the Autodromo Enzo & Dino Ferrari was modernised in 2007 under famous German circuit designer Hermann Tilke’s supervision and is one of the rare circuits to be driven anticlockwise.
The F1 Grand Prix of San Marino took place there from 1981 to 2006. At this time there were two Grand Prix competed in Italy, the race at Imola becoming the Grand Prix of San Marino. In 1980, the circuit also hosted the 51st Italian Grand Prix usually held on the circuit of Monza.
Lap record in race: 1min 20s 411 (2004 – M Schumacher)
Car maximum speed: 330 km/h
Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari,
- Address: Via F.lli Rosselli 2, 40026 Imola
- Tel: +39 0542 34116
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.autodromoimola.com