Legendary Circuits of Emilia-Romagna Motor Valley

by /// January 3, 2024
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4 legendary race tracks, 4 asphalt lines that have made racing and motorsport history; they are the circuits of Emila-Romagna Motor Valley and all together tell of the extraordinary ability of the men of this land to breed Bulls and purebred Horses.

It is precisely in this piece of land that technique, historical conditions, and territory have generated that knowledge, those passions and that competitive spirit that has made the name of Emilia-Romagna great in the world of racing.

Today we present them one by one, running along the Via Emilia from South to North, legendary Racetracks where horses and bulls can run free until they are exhausted.

Circuits of Emilia-Romagna Motor Valley

Formula 1 San Marino GP, 1989 – Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna fighting for the win Ph. Wikipedia

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

The Misano World Circuit, dedicated to the memory of Marco Simoncelli, can be called the Italian temple of two wheels. It rises in the middle of Romagna territory, the land that gave birth to the most important and famous two-wheeled riders and every year it is the destination of thousands of enthusiasts who come here to try their bikes and live the MotoGP World Championship.
Inside the Circuit, you will find also a special track dedicated to Super Motard and a karting circuit.

Misano World Circuit

Valentino Rossi at Misano Circuit – Ph. MotoGp

Imola Race Circuit Enzo e Dino Ferrari

The Italian Nurburgring, as Enzo Ferrari called it.
Born just by the will of the same Enzo, the Enzo e Dino Ferrari racetrack at Imola is one of the legendary tracks in the history of Formula 1.  The Circuit, gently laid down on the Imola hills, is characterized by being one of the most technical and fast in Italy and until the mid-nineties, it was a permanent stage of the Formula 1 World Championship.
Precisely because it is a very fast and very technical circuit, over time it has seen several accidents, including those of 1994 in which the driver Roland Ratzenberger and the champion Ayrton Senna lost their lives.

Racetracks of Emilia-Romagna MotorValley

Imola 24h Series – Ph. Imola Circuit

The Modena Circuit

The first circuit built in Emilia Romagna could only be the Modena Racetrack, headquarters of the Motor Valley of Emilia-Romagna and the place of election for the breeding of splendid racing horses.
Its activity is mainly connected to private use and motor-themed events and is often open to all those who intend to test their car on the track, but it is also possible to rent some beautiful Ferrari and Lamborghini racing cars.

It is the destination of thousands of enthusiasts who, after seeing Maranello, want to experience the thrill of the track, but it is also home to some safe driving courses that will lead you to dominate all the racehorses that grow here, in the MotorValley of Emilia Romagna.

Modena Race Track

Modena Race Track – Ph. Autodrmo di Modena

The Varano de’ Melegari Circuit

25 km from Parma and located between the first hills of the Apennines lies the Varano Circuit, the home circuit of Dallara Automobili which here test its creations together with the Haas F1 Team.
The circuit has never hosted races valid for the World Championships but has been the subject of continuous modernizations that make it one of the best circuits in the national territory.

Today the Circuit is open for motorsport events and free practice so that, starting from 1991, the former Formula 1 driver Andrea De Adamich established here the International Safe Driving Center, which periodically organizes driving courses with Alfa Romeo cars and Maserati.


The Varano de’ Melegari Racetrack today – Ph. Varano Autodrome


Walter Manni

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