Autodromo internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
A path that breathes passion. A legendary circuit that has been the scene of triumphs and great tragedies. The Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari hosts automobile and motorcycle races, but also fairs, events and concerts, which is why it is the beating heart of Imola and its cultural life.
Emotion runs on the track
Come and see the most important championship for series production motorbikes
Renowned all over the world thanks to the famous motor racing competitions, the “Enzo e Dino Ferrari” international circuit in Imola has been the bearer of sporting, historical, cultural and economic values for the area and the whole country for more than fifty years. Designed by Checco Costa, the first stone was layed in March 1950. Officially inaugurated in 1953, the racetrack hosted the most important international motorsport competitions, starting from the 200 Miglia in 1972 to arrive at the first Formula 1 Grand Prix, in 1979, and at the SBK World Championship, first edition dated 2001. “
The track, which flows in a counterclockwise direction, has a layout for cars and one for motorcycles. For cars, the length is 4.909 meters, for motorbikes the length is 4.936 meters. Over the years, the circuit and the annexed buildings have been redeveloped and modernized. The first in 2006, which saw the construction of the 32-pit pit-building, the 50,000-square-meter paddock and the new Race Direction. The second floor is currently underway and involves the construction of the new press room / convention center and the realization of the multimedia project concerning the Checco Costa Museum, inaugurated on May 1, 2014.
Among the many and qualified competitions hosted:
- Formula 1
- The World Championship
- The SBK World ChampionshipThe Italian Moto Speed Championship
- The GP2 Asia Series
- The International GT Open
- The International Superstars Series
- The European Le Mans Series (ELMS)
- The Italian Aci-Csai Car Championships
- The stage of the Cycling Tour of Italy in 2015.
Since 1981 there have been non-sporting events such as the car, motorcycle and vintage bicycles exchange, organized in the paddock and along the whole circuit by CRAME – Club Romagnolo Auto and Moto d’Epoca, which includes more than 2,000 exhibitors and a presence of around 45,000 people. The Autodromo has also hosted major concerts such as the Hard Rock kermesse from the Sonisphere Festival in 2011, the Heineken Jammin ‘Festival, which in 1998 brought 130,000 fans under the Rivazza hill, and the only Italian date of the 2015 tour of the rock band AC /A.D. The circuit has also turned into a film set for the film “Veloci come il vento”, released in theaters in April 2016.
The world cross returns to Imola
70 years after the first international race, the Autodrome hosts the highest off-road championship.