Vallelunga Circuit

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The Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi is a racing circuit situated 32 km (20 mi) north of Rome, Italy, near Vallelunga of Campagnano.[1] Vallelunga was built as a 1.773 km (1.102 mi) sand oval in 1951.[2]

Autodromo Vallelunga "Piero Taruffi"
Autodromo Vallelunga.svg
International Circuit (2005–present)
Autodromo Vallelunga Vecchio.svg
The historic international layout used from 1971
LocationCampagnano di Roma, Italy
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
CEST (DST)
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
Capacity32,000
FIA Grade2 (3 layouts)
Opened1951 (dirt track)
1957 (asphalt track)
Major eventsCurrent:
FIA ETCR (2021–present)
6 Hours of Vallelunga (1973, 1976–1980, 1994–2018, 2020, 2023)
Former:
WTCR Race of Italy (2022)
Rome Grand Prix (1963–1969, 1971, 1973–1989, 1991)
World SBK (2007–2008)
FIM EWC (2002–2005)
FREC (2019–2020)
International GT Open
(2007–2008)
World Sportscar Championship (1973, 1976–1980)
International Circuit (2005–present)
Length4.085 km (2.538 miles)
Turns15
Race lap record1:23.475 (Spain Andy Soucek, Panoz DP09, 2008, Superleague Formula)
International Motorcycle Circuit (2005–present)
Length4.110 km (2.554 miles)
Turns16
Race lap record1:36.084 (Italy Lorenzo Savadori, Aprilia RSV4, 2020, Superbike)
Historic International Circuit (2005–present)
International Circuit (1971–2004)
Length3.222 km (2.002 miles)
Turns13
Race lap record1:05.162 (Italy Thomas Biagi, Lola T96/50, 2000, F3000)
Club Circuit (1971–present)
Length1.747 km (1.085 miles)
Turns6
Race lap record0:49.100 (Italy "Gimax", Osella PA7, 1979, Group 6)
International Circuit (1963–1970)
Length3.120 km (1.939 miles)
Turns13
Race lap record1:15.700 (France Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Matra MS7, 1969, F2)
Club Circuit (1957–1970)
Length1.703 km (1.058 miles)
Turns6
Race lap record0:58.100 (Italy Nino Vaccarella, Cooper T51, 1961, F1)
Websitewww.vallelunga.it
Aerial view of Vallelunga Circuit

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.

In August 2004 work started on a 0.863 km (0.536 mi) extension to the track, bringing the track up to its current length. 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.[3]

EventsEdit

Current
Former

Lap recordsEdit

The outright unofficial all-time track record for the current International Circuit layout is 1:12.804, set by Anthony Davidson in a Honda RA106, during Formula One testing in April 2006.[4][5] The outright track record for the former International Circuit (now the Historic International Circuit) is 56.335 seconds, set by Luca Badoer in a Ferrari F2004, during Formula One testing in October 2004.[6] The fastest official race lap records at the ACI Vallelunga Circuit are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
International Circuit: 4.085 km (2005–present)
Superleague Formula 1:23.475 Andy Soucek Panoz DP09 2008 Vallelunga Superleague Formula round
F3000 1:25.062[7] Roldán Rodríguez Lola B02/50 2006 Vallelunga Euroseries 3000 round
LMP2 1:28.888[8] Jérôme d'Ambrosio Courage C65 2006 6 Hours of Vallelunga
Formula 3 1:29.331[9] Alex Lynn Dallara F312 2013 Vallelunga Formula 3 round
CN 1:29.781[10] Luca Pirri Wolf GB08 2018 6 Hours of Vallelunga
Formula Regional 1:29.970[11] Enzo Fittipaldi Tatuus F.3 T-318 2019 Vallelunga FREC round
LMP3 1:30.010[12] Mikkel Jensen Ligier JS P3 2017 6 Hours of Vallelunga
GT3 1:31.605[13] Matteo Malucelli Ferrari 488 GT3 2017 Vallelunga Italian GT round
Lamborghini Super Trofeo 1:31.900[14] Giacomo Altoè Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final
Formula 4 1:32.995[15] Enzo Fittipaldi Tatuus F4-T014 2018 Vallelunga Italian F4 round
Formula Renault 2.0 1:33.584[16] Bruno Bonifacio Tatuus FR2.0/13 2013 Vallelunga Formula Renault 2.0 Alps round
Porsche Carrera Cup 1:34.251[17] Emil Skaras Porsche 911 (991 II) GT3 Cup 2020 Vallelunga Porsche Carrera Cup Italia round
GT2 1:36.338[18] Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari F430 GTC 2010 6 Hours of Vallelunga
TCR Touring Car 1:40.922[19] Eric Brigliadori Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2020 Vallelunga TCR Italy round
Stock car racing 1:41.216[20] Jacques Villeneuve EuroNASCAR FJ 2020 2021 Vallelunga NASCAR Whelen Euro Series round
Super 2000 1:42.129[21] Salvatore Tavano Alfa Romeo 156 GTA Super 2000 2005 European Touring Car Cup
Motorcycle Circuit: 4.110 km (2005–present)
Superbikes 1:36.084[22] Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RSV4 2020 Vallelunga CIV Superbike round
World SBK 1:37.072 Troy Corser Yamaha YZF-R1 2008 Vallelunga World SBK round
Supersport 1:38.902[23] Federico Caricasulo Yamaha YZF-R6 2021 Vallelunga CIV Supersport round
World SSP 1:39.417 Broc Parkes Yamaha YZF-R6 2008 Vallelunga World SSP round
Supersport 300 1:48.923[24] Matteo Vannucci Yamaha YZF-R3 2022 Vallelunga CIV Supersport 300 round
ETCR Circuit: 3.243 km (2021–present)
ETCR 1:22.030[25] Mikel Azcona Hyundai Veloster N ETCR 2022 Vallelunga FIA ETCR round
Historic International Circuit: 3.222 km (1971–present)
F3000 1:05.162[26] Thomas Biagi Lola T96/50 2000 2nd Vallelunga Italian F3000 round
LMP1 1:06.618[27] Angelo Lancelotti Lister Storm LMP 2004 6 Hours of Vallelunga
WSC 1:07.155[28] Luca Riccitelli Riley & Scott Mk III 2000 6 Hours of Vallelunga
Formula Two 1:07.380[29] Mike Thackwell Ralt RH6/84 1984 Rome Grand Prix
LMP900 1:08.207[30] Gary Formato Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S 2001 ELMS at Vallelunga
Formula 3 1:09.203[31] Alex Müller Dallara F302 2005 Vallelunga Italian F3 round
Group 6 1:09.700[32] Tim Schenken Ferrari 312 PB 1973 6 Hours of Vallelunga
LMP675 1:10.198[33] Fabio Mancini Lucchini SR2002 2003 6 Hours of Vallelunga
GT1 (GTS) 1:10.769[30] Ian McKellar Jr. Saleen S7-R 2001 ELMS at Vallelunga
Formula One 1:11.060 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 72D 1972 Italian Republic Grand Prix
Super Touring 1:14.060[34] Nicola Larini Alfa Romeo 156 D2 1999 Vallelunga Italian Superturismo round
GT1 1:14.635[35] Anders Olofsson Ferrari F40 GTE 1995 6 Hours of Vallelunga
Sports 2000 1:14.900[36] Giorgio Francia Osella PA5 1977 Vallelunga Group 6 race
Group 5 1:15.140[37] Jacky Ickx Porsche 935/78 1978 6 Hours of Vallelunga
TCR Touring Car 1:15.763[38] Nathanaël Berthon Audi RS 3 LMS TCR (2021) 2022 WTCR Race of Italy
Group A 1:16.122[39] Nicola Larini Alfa Romeo 155 GTA 1992 Vallelunga Italian Superturismo round
Group 4 1:23.000[40] Leo Kinnunen Porsche 934 1976 6 Hours of Vallelunga
Group 2 1:23.020[41] Bruno Giacomelli BMW 3.0 CSL 1979 Vallelunga ETCC round
Club Circuit: 1.747 km (1971–present)
Group 6 0:49.100[42] "Gimax" Osella PA7 1979 Vallelunga Group 6 race
ETCR 0:52.322[43] Mikel Azcona Cupra e-Racer 2021 Vallelunga Pure ETCR round
Group 5 0:54.600[44] Luigi Moreschi BMW 320i Turbo 1979 Vallelunga Group 5 race
Motorcycle Circuit: 3.253 km (1987–2005)
Superbikes 1:18.802[45] Lucio Pedercini Ducati 998 2003 Vallelunga CIV Superbike round
Supersport 1:20.013[46] Massimo Roccoli Yamaha YZF-R6 2004 2nd Vallelunga CIV Supersport round
International Circuit: 3.120 km (1963–1970)
Formula Two 1:15.700[47] Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra MS7 1969 Rome Grand Prix
Group 6 1:25.100[48] Andrea de Adamich Alfa Romeo T33 1967 V° Trofeo Ettore Bettoja Vallelunga
Formula One 1:29.000[49] Bob Anderson Lola Mk4 1963 Rome Grand Prix
Group 4 1:30.600[50] Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari Dino 166 P 1964 Roma Grand Prix
Group 3 1:34.300[51] Franco Failli Ferrari 275 GTB/C 1967 Trofeo Ettore Bettoja Vallelunga
Club Circuit: 1.703 km (1957–1970)
Formula One 0:58.100[52] Nino Vaccarella Cooper T51 1961 Coppa Italia
Group 4 0:59.000[53] "Noris" Porsche 906 1966 Coppa Settecolli
Group 3 1:05.100[54] Lorenzo Bandini Abarth Simca 1300 GT 1962 Vallelunga Grand Touring race

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