ACI Vallelunga Circuit

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Autodromo Vallelunga "Piero Taruffi"
Autodromo Vallelunga.svg
LocationCampagnano di Roma, Italy
Time zoneGMT +1
Coordinates42°9′39″N 12°22′9″E / 42.16083°N 12.36917°E / 42.16083; 12.36917Coordinates: 42°9′39″N 12°22′9″E / 42.16083°N 12.36917°E / 42.16083; 12.36917
Major eventsSBK, Superleague Formula, ELMS, WSC, ISC, ETC, F2, Formula Renault
Length4.085 km (2.538 mi)
Turns15
Websitewww.vallelunga.it

The Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi is a racing circuit situated 32 km (20 miles) north of Rome, Italy, near Vallelunga of Campagnano.[1] Vallelunga was built as a sand 1.8 km (1.102 miles) oval in 1959.[2] From 1963 the circuit held the Rome Grand Prix, and in 1967 a new loop was added when the track became the property of the Automobile Club d'Italia (ACI). Further refurbishment was undertaken in 1971; the track is named for the famous Italian racing driver Piero Taruffi.

The Autodromo di Vallelunga. The circuit length (including the post-2004 extension) is 4 km (2.538 mi). Races are run clockwise.
The track as it was in 2003

In August 2004 work started on a 1 km (1,093.6 yards) extension to the track, bringing the track up to its current length.[3] The new configuration has received homologation from the FIA as a test circuit, being used by various Formula One teams; the circuit has also hosted the 6 Hours of Vallelunga endurance event.

The track is also used by ACI for public driving safety training courses, and in autumn of each year hosts a vast flea-market specialising mainly in vintage automotive spare parts.

The circuit is home to simulation software developers, Kunos Simulazioni, who occupy a pit garage as an office.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team profile: Vallelunga Circuit". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  2. ^ "Vallelunga | Season | Olli Caldwell". www.ollicaldwell.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  3. ^ "Everything you need to know about the new Vietnam street circuit | Formula 1®". www.formula1.com. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  4. ^ "Kunos Simulazioni | Race and Vehicle Simulations". Retrieved 2019-04-13.

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