Autódromo Víctor Borrat Fabini

Autodromo Víctor Borrat Fabini is a motor racing circuit in El Pinar, Uruguay, located 31 km (19 mi) from Montevideo.[1] It was inaugurated on 14 October 1956. The circuit features various layout configurations. The circuit currently hosts TCR World Tour, TCR South America Touring Car Championship and national championships, however it also hosted some other continental championships and Argentinian motorsport championships in the past. In 1999, "Gota de Agua" corner was discontinued, and "Beco" corner was built in the inner side of circuit. In 2017, the circuit was extended and discontinued "Gota de Agua" corner section was reasphalted.[2]

Autodromo Víctor Borrat Fabini
TCR World Tour Circuit (2023–present)
LocationEl Pinar, Canelones Department, Uruguay
Time zoneUTC-03:00
Coordinates34°46′50″S 55°55′20″W / 34.78056°S 55.92222°W / -34.78056; -55.92222
OperatorAsociación Uruguaya de Volantes
Opened14 October 1956; 67 years ago (1956-10-14)
Major eventsCurrent:
TCR World Tour (2023–present)
TCR South America
(2021–present)
Former:
Fórmula Academy Sudamericana (2014–2016, 2018–2019)
F3 Sudamericana (1988–1989, 1994)
SASTC (1999)
TC2000 (1981–1982)
Turismo Nacional (1968, 1982)
Turismo Carretera (1968)
6 Hours of El Pinar (1957–1968, 1972, 1975, 1977–1981)
TCR World Tour Circuit (2023–present)
Length3.120 km (1.939 miles)
Turns12
Race lap record1:20.774 (Uruguay Santiago Urrutia, Lynk & Co 03 FL TCR, 2023, TCR)
No.3 Circuit with Extension (2017–present)
Length3.496 km (2.173 miles)
Turns14
Race lap record1:40.793 (Uruguay Facundo Ferra, Signatech FR 1.6, 2018, Formula Renault 1.6)
No.8 Circuit (2017–present)
Length2.660 km (1.653 miles)
Turns9
Race lap record1:10.757 (Argentina José Manuel Sapag, Lynk & Co 03 TCR, 2022, TCR)
No.2 Circuit (2017–present)
Length3.240 km (2.014 miles)
Turns13
Race lap record1:32.022 (Brazil Rodrigo Baptista, Audi RS 3 LMS TCR, 2021, TCR)
No.3 Circuit with "Beco" Corner (1999–present)
Length2.680 km (1.666 miles)
Turns7
Race lap record1:11.898 (Argentina Oscar Fineschi, Chrysler Stratus, 1999, Super Touring)
No.3 Circuit with "Gota de Agua" Corner (1975–1998, 2017–present)
Length3.002 km (1.866 miles)
Turns8
Race lap record1:10.870 (Brazil Leonel Friedrich, Reynard 883, 1989, F3)
Original No.1 Circuit (1956–1998, 2017–present)
Turns4

Besides hosting some continental and national championships, it was also announced that the circuit would host its first intercontinental event TCR World Tour in 18–20 August 2023.[3] For this event, the circuit was renovated and the layout was extended approximately 0.500 km (0.311 mi).[4][5]

Layout configurations edit

Lap records edit

As of August 2023, the fastest official race lap records at the Autódromo Víctor Borrat Fabini are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
TCR World Tour Circuit: 3.120 km (2023–present)[6]
TCR Touring Car 1:20.774[6][7] Santiago Urrutia Lynk & Co 03 FL TCR 2023 El Pinar TCR World Tour round
No.3 Circuit with Extension: 3.486 km (2017–present)[1][8]
Formula Renault 1.6 1:40.793[9] Facundo Ferra Signatech FR 1.6 2018 El Pinar Formula Academy Sudamericana round
No.8 Circuit (No.1 Circuit with Extension and "Beco" Corner): 2.660 km (2017–present)[1][10]
TCR Touring Car 1:10.757[10][11] José Manuel Sapag Lynk & Co 03 TCR 2022 El Pinar TCR South America round
No.2 Circuit (No.3 Circuit with Extension and "Beco" Corner): 3.240 km (2017–present)[1][12]
TCR Touring Car 1:32.022[13] Rodrigo Baptista Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 2021 El Pinar TCR South America round
No.3 Circuit with "Beco" Corner: 2.680 km (1999–present)[1]
Super Touring 1:11.898[14] Oscar Fineschi [es] Chrysler Stratus 1999 1st El Pinar SASTC round
No.3 Circuit with "Gota de Agua" Corner: 3.002 km (1975–1998, 2017–present)[1][15]
Formula Three 1:10.870[15] Leonel Friedrich Reynard 883 1989 El Pinar F3 Sudamericana round

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "El Pinar - Racing Circuits". Racingcircuits.info. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  2. ^ "El Pinar - Touring Cars". TouringCars.Net. Retrieved 29 June 2023.
  3. ^ "TCR World Tour to Join TCR South America Twice". TCR Series. 7 February 2023. Retrieved 29 June 2023.
  4. ^ "El Pinar En Obras". AUVO. 26 May 2023. Retrieved 29 June 2023.
  5. ^ "Uruguay TCR World Tour Layout Unveiled". TouringCarTimes. 29 May 2023. Retrieved 29 June 2023.
  6. ^ a b "2023 TCR World Tour Round 5 - TCR South America Race 1" (PDF). 20 August 2023. Retrieved 20 August 2023.
  7. ^ "TCR SA 2023 » El Pinar No.1 Round 9 Results". TouringCars.Net. 20 August 2023. Retrieved 20 August 2023.
  8. ^ "2018 10° Fecha de los Campeonatos Nacionales". Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  9. ^ "Formula Academy Sudamericana title decided in Uruguay". Formula Scout. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  10. ^ a b "2022 TCR South America - Etapa 5 Clasificado por vueltas TCR Carrera 1 "El Pinar" - Circuito N°8 2,660 km" (PDF). 7 August 2022. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  11. ^ "TCR SA 2022 » El Pinar No.1 Round 8 Results". TouringCars.Net. 7 August 2022. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  12. ^ "2021 TCR South America - 4° Fecha TCR South America TCR Carrera 1 "El Pinar" - Circuito N°2 3,240 km" (PDF). 2 October 2021. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  13. ^ "TCR SA 2021 » El Pinar No.3 Round 7 Results". TouringCars.Net. 3 October 2021. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  14. ^ "SASTC 1999 » El Pinar No.1 Round 10 Results". TouringCars.Net. 2 May 1999. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  15. ^ a b "1989 Formula 3 South America Gran Premio de Montevideo". Retrieved 15 January 2023.

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