San Carlos Circuit

San Carlos Circuit is a motorsport race track located in San Carlos, Venezuela. From 1977 to 1979, it hosted the Venezuelan motorcycle Grand Prix.

San Carlos Circuit
San Carlos Circuit layout.png
LocationSan Carlos, Venezuela
Time zoneUTC-04:00
Coordinates9°39′49″N 68°33′14″W / 9.66361°N 68.55389°W / 9.66361; -68.55389Coordinates: 9°39′49″N 68°33′14″W / 9.66361°N 68.55389°W / 9.66361; -68.55389
Opened1970
Major eventsGrand Prix motorcycle racing
Venezuelan motorcycle Grand Prix (1977–1979)
Formula 750 (1976)
Grand Prix Circuit (1977–present)
Length4.135 km (2.569 miles)
Turns11 (7 right, 4 left)
Race lap record1:34.080 (Barry Sheene, Suzuki RG 500, 1979, 500cc)
Short Circuit (1976–present)
Length3.135 km (1.948 miles)
Turns8
Original Circuit (1970–1975)
Length2.700 km (1.678 miles)
Turns7

Lap recordsEdit

The official race lap records at the San Carlos Circuit are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Date
Grand Prix Circuit: 4.135 km (1977–present)
500cc 1:34.080 Barry Sheene Suzuki RG 500 1979 Venezuelan motorcycle Grand Prix
350cc 1:34.490 Carlos Lavado Yamaha TZ 350 1979 Venezuelan motorcycle Grand Prix
250cc 1:37.550 Walter Villa Yamaha TZ 250 1979 Venezuelan motorcycle Grand Prix
125cc 1:43.480 Ángel Nieto Minarelli 125cc GP 1979 Venezuelan motorcycle Grand Prix

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